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The Most Free People On Earth - Any Guesses?

It dawned on me recently about who may be the most free people on earth today.

Now, this is only my opinion, and there may be a more free people, but I can't think of anyone else.

I believe these people have more power, liberty and independence than they realize.

Who am I thinking of when I say this?

I'll give you some time and space to guess.

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What's your guess?

Here'e my answer...

I welcome any contrary opinions or explanations as to why there may be a more free people than this...

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Anyway, here is who I am thinking of...

The AMERICAN INDIAN. This includes all tribes who have their own reservations and sovereignty.

Why?

Because they are really seperate groups of nations within a nation.

Each with their own tribal laws, tribal councils and a large degree of independence from U.S. federal and state governments and regulations.

Did you guess it?

I also believe these nations also have a lot of independence from the central banking system.

Have you heard of the Free Lakota Bank?

It's a Sioux Nation Indian bank and I believe it's fairly free from Federal Reserve rule.

Have you noticed all the casinos these nations can build while they can't be built outside of the reservations.

I SALUTE and RESPECT the American Indian for standing tough enough while being displaced, to end up with huge plots of land and self-rule during a time in history when to the victor still usually went all the spoils.

Here is some info on American Indian sovereignty...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribal_sovereignty_in_the_Unite...

The best book ever written on the fight and plight of the American Indian is "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee" which I think every American should read.

It's about one of the last great efforts to keep their lands and way of life and it will break your heart.

I read it at an early age, and have had the utmost respect for the American Indian ever since.

And I fully agree; GIVE THEM BACK THE BLACK HILLS - What they do with it is not our business. The treaties were broken.

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The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down...

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse. Jules Renard

Pandas eat bugs.

yeah - Perhaps you win - North Sentinel Islanders.

But as bad as some of the Native Americans have it today, I still say the potential to be free states within the United States is great.

I know that many of the casinos have been put there by white outsiders who know they can't get away with building them off the reservations.

But still, much of the profits and employment stays on the reservations.

Besides, casinos are just the tip of the iceberg as to how Native Americans could prosper by having more liberty than we have off the reservations.

Let's face it - the spirit of a great people surely was broken during the expansion of the U.S. But it's not dead.

It's really just a matter of imagination as to the potential for native Americans.

None of us today can personally be blamed for the sins of the past.

That's just how it was - as bad as it was. It's done.

But what we CAN do is to embrace the history and culture of the first Americans and show them the utmost respect.

And maybe respect some of the treaties which were broken in the mid to late 1800s (like give them back the Black Hills).

And how DARE we give away one penny in foreign aid, while so many of our own native populations languish in squalor.

Since our government inisits on giving our money by the billions in foreign aid, how about keeping it here at home rather then to Haiti, Egypt, Pakistan, Senagal, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Germany, Korea, Somalia, Russia, Afghanistan, Panama, Iraq, Syria, Jordan etc etc etc.

Native Americans have a much higher claim on that money than does ANY foreign nation.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

The Free Lakota Bank

guy's name is Rob Gray and he has a bunch of law suits against him for scamming folks out of their money in Texas.

He apparently stung Chris Duane in a business deal for 1500 oz silver and then stuck it to one of the silver blanks dealers as well for a lot more.

There is an article about the sordid mess here:

http://thetgbreport.com/2013/07/26/rob-gray-and-the-mullgian...

Interestingly Adam Kokesh went out of his way to defend Rob Gray and excoriate Chris Duane. Looks like he jumped into the wrong side of that fight.

Buyer beware.

You are wrong. They depend on

You are wrong. They depend on the government more than anyone! I live by a reservation. I won't go near Walmart on the first of the month cause it is loaded with food stamp recipients and guess what...most of them are Indians. They are much like the African Americans in that they feel the government owes them.

Wow..

Those are some boss mofros. I did more research!! Thanks for sharing.

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

stumbled across this too

really interesting read

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2009/12/06/...

'Peace is a powerful message.' Ron Paul

Yup, you win

That was amazing.

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Awesome and freaky!

I never heard of it, coolest thing I have seen today. I would love to meet those guys, but I don't really want to get turned into a porcupine.

Inconclusive

Yeah, that's more like isolationism at it's finest. The freedom to KILL anyone who comes near their island? Highly questionable.

I'd suggest the people who inhabit the area of upland Southeast China, a place known as Zomia.

B.S.!!! They are slaves. I just got back from P.O.W. camp # 344

aka Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. They depend on govt. for everything. You want to see what a socialist America will look like? Go there.

I didn't say anything about their quality of life. I know what

...it's like on a lot of reservations. Alcholism, drugs, poverty etc.

But as far as sovereignty is concerned, who has more?

I'm not sure Indians even have to pay an income tax for income earned on reservations to which I would say BRAVO.

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Yes, they do pay taxes

Most of those I did taxes for was because of refunds. Had a man in his 70s, worked part time on the reservation, filed taxes because he was taking care of 2 grandchildren ages 4 & 8. Next year he was back in said children went home but he was now caring for a 7 month old grandchild. Children SS #s are passed around to whoever needs them for EITC.

Absolutely

The BIA still thinks their title is "The War Department". There is stuff going on in these reservations that is not shared with anyone.

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

here is a short doc from a white guy. this ain't EVEN the worst.

Go to youtube and you will see even worse.

http://youtu.be/8tEuaj4h8dw

thanks . . .

Ralph.

I was last there (Pine Ridge) in 1970. It was hard then; it has become worse.

I feel so powerless.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Pine Ridge Reservation

Thunderheart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyhOMvnP25c&feature=topics
Incident At Oglala http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoKXo1Vg2qM
Leonard Peltier http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxIC2k69kJ4

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

The dead,

they are free,,,

NOSHEEPLE

I would say...

the homeless.

agreed, but like so many other things

it's a double edged sword.

Being homeless gives one the opportunity to do just about anything they want, since they often have little to nothing to worry about (in the way of bills, taxes, etc.), but it can also be very depressing and isolating, which is why so many homeless folks eventually become addicts who basically give up on doing anything else.

In a way, I kind of miss it. Got to do ANYTHING I wanted, but it came with the price of basically becoming a social pariah.

A signature used to be here!

My guess

is the bankers.

I would have guessed

I would have guessed Icelanders...I'm not sure I would change my plight for the that of the American Indian.

They wouldnt be free here

The Catawba Indian Nation wants to build a casino, and other businesses, in and around Shelby NC. (Cleveland County for those looking at a map) But..Gov.McCrory is refusing to allow them to do anything.
The plans the Catawba have would bring about 1500++ jobs to this area, which are much needed.Rutherford County, where I am, has no jobs, and Cleveland County is right next door. But our Governor refuses to allow anything that would help this area.
McCrory it seems, is hell bent on making sure the free market never gets a chance here. And because of him, and those before him, it allows the Chamber here to tell any industry that even tries to come here what they can and can not pay, who they can and can not hire,the benefits they are allowed to give.
Over the years we have lost out on getting Google, Gerber, BMW, just to name a few.

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

There is a reason, that Skull and Bones

cherished owning Body Parts of freedom lovers that inhabited every country they invaded. Been going on forever, with our help these days.

I was thinking the American

I was thinking the American Indian as well when I read the title of this discussion. But more in terms of Indians prior to the arrival of the Europeans. You might be right, though, about American Indians and freedom even today.

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In Connecticut

thanks

...as it should be. Seems as the bonanza is ending. Who has money to gamble at a casino?

The numbers are staggering though.

Funny as well they have gone from one member to 900 lol

donvino

Me.

Me.