Jun 16 2013

Native American Citizenship Day and celebrating Dad and flags

June 15 is Native American Citizenship Day. This observance commemorates the day in 1924 when the United States Congress passed legislation recognizing the citizenship of Native Americans.

Native American Citizenship day image

There is some humor in the length of time it took for the indigenous people of this land to be known as citizens. To break it down- citizenship took 300 years to achieve. (That is 300 years after already having lived on the land for about 4,000 years.) 
What if that were applied elsewhere? No citizenship rights for 300 years. So you won’t have them. Your children won’t have them. Your grandchildren won’t have them. But hey, your great-grandchildren might have them toward the end of their lives! 
Funny to see how that was explained. “I live here. My family has lived in this area for about 4,000 years. But no, I’m not a citizen.” 
No rights. Not considered a free person. No allegiance to a government, and no protection or benefits from it. 
Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
If you are a citizen, congratulations. Appreciate what you have. Value it. Be thankful for it, especially if you were fortunate enough to be born with the privilege. 

flag

June 14 was Flag Day. I thought I would share this image of the   
flag of Pennsylvania.  




Father day image





June 16 is Father’s Day. I was blessed with a great dad! To all those out there who are a Super Dad, or who are lucky enough to have gotten one, congratulations. 


2 comments

    • Nick Wilford on June 16, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    I like to think I’m an OK dad!

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    • J Lenni Dorner on June 18, 2013 at 11:21 AM

    Happy Father’s Day to you.

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