Supreme Court Reestablishes Oklahoma Region as Creek Indian Reservation

In the Treaty of 1856, Congress promised that “no portion” of the Creek Reservation “shall ever be embraced or included within, or annexed to, any Territory or State.”

This week, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in the case McGIRT v. OKLAHOMA that the Creek Nation within Oklahoma is reestablished as an Indian reservation.

The Court also ruled the state of Oklahoma does not have jurisdiction over Native American Jimcy McGirt’s case on Indian land, which will most likely be retried in federal court. Other cases could also be repealed. Read more on complicated Tribal law at FBI.gov.

The dissent

Justice John Roberts wrote that Congress’ cumulative body of legislation sufficiently disestablished the CREEK nation, and it is NOT necessary for Congress to specifically declare it disestablished.

However, in ruling against the Trump Administration in the DACA case, Roberts said the administration did not follow exact proper procedures. Interesting.

Indian Slave Owners

The Five Tribes of Creek, Cherokee, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Seminoles whose members collectively held at least 8,000 slaves, signed treaties of alliance with the Confederacy and fought against the North.

After the Confederate loss new treaties were made stating the Tribes had “ignored their allegiance to the United States” and were “liable to forfeit” all “benefits and advantages enjoyed by them.” These western lands became the Oklahoma Territory.

Read more historical background in the Supreme Court ruling.

Not-So-Secret Military Bases: South China Sea Heats Up

The U.S. Navy conducted the largest exercises in years in the South China Sea last weekend, the Wall Street Journal reported.

The aircraft carriers USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz launched hundreds of jet sorties simulating attacks on enemy bases.

China’s propoganda newspaper, the Global Times, said the U.S. drills coincided with Chinese military drills occurring in the same time frame, touting their “aircraft carrier killer” missiles.

The South China Morning Post reported Chinese army military drills in Hong Kong, following the passage of the city’s new national security law.

Infographic above at Reservations.com, has more information on each base.

The Declaration of Independence, Info from Hillsdale College

THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

“When, in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness. –That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce [a people] under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be, Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”

Source: Hillsdale College

Aristotle’s Tactics and Arguments for the Individual

Aristotle (384 – 322 B.C.) taught the authority of the thinking individual, in contrast to the collectivist ideals of his friend Plato. Individuals have their own ability to reason, according to Artistotle, with the ultimate human goal being their own happiness in accordance with moral and intellectual virtue.

Aristotle had to flee Athens fearing the fate of the previously executed Socrates (470 – 399 B.C.) Both philosophers were charged with “impiety.”

Much more on Aristotle from Stefan Molyneux’s podcast The Truth About Aristotle.

China-India Border Dispute Heats Up

Since 1962, China and India have disputed control of the Ladakh region in the Himalayas. The first fatalities in 45 years occurred on June 17 as soldiers from the two nuclear-armed nations fought with sticks and nail-spiked clubs.

20 Indian soldiers reportedly died according to Indian officials. China has not released its fatalities.

India claims China is moving heavy equipment into the area. China is angered over India building a road connecting a forward air base.

Geopolitical Futures released an infographic explaining the conflict’s history.

China is also dealing with territorial disputes in the East China Sea and South China Sea.

Trump’s Wall Funds Frozen by 9th Circuit Court

California’s Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals froze $2 billion in border wall funding in a 2-1 decision in Sierra Club, Southern Border Communities Coalition vs. President Donald J. Trump on June 26.

The decision will be appealed in the Ninth Circuit and then will go to the Supreme Court. Read more at Breitbart.com

Wall progress

  • Miles built: 194
  • Miles to be built: 315+

Source: Trumpwall.construction

Possible Planet Discovered Within a Habitable Zone

3,000 light years from our solar system a potential planet in the hospitable zone of star Kepler-160 has been detected. To say that is “earth-like” is assuming too much since its atmosphere and structure are unknown, but this gets more attention and might irritate some religious folk, so the media is hyping it.

A team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute, the Sonneberg Observatory, the University of Göttingen, the University of California in Santa Cruz, and NASA used new instruments and algorithms to find the new planet called KOI-456.04. Read more at Phys.org.

“It cannot currently be ruled out completely that KOI-456.04 is, in fact, a statistical fluke or a systematic measurement error instead of a genuine planet.”

Max Planck Institute

Kepler-160’s planets

PREVIOUSLY NOTICED PLANETS

  • Kepler-160b
  • Kepler-160c (variations in orbit gave clue to 3rd planet)

NEW ALLEGED DISCOVERIES

  • KOI-456.04 (in habitable zone—the distance range around a star admitting liquid surface water)
  • Kepler-160d (confirmed indirectly)

The full report

Well done graphic from The Sun, despite the headline.

The Radical Left’s Playbook for Insurrection and Removal of Trump

While we go to work and put food on the table (before Covid-19), the radical left has an organized gameplan to remove Donald Trump from office and ultimately transform the United States and the world.

It is called the “Resistance Guide” by Paul Engler and Sophie Lasoff. As of this writing the document was taken down, but can still be seen on archive.org.

The document stresses instant readiness for “trigger events” like Occupy Wall Street, The Women’s March after Trump’s inauguration, and most recently, the protests over George Floyd’s death.

The Sunrise Movement, uses the “Resistance Guide” and is behind The Green New Deal to turn the U.S. into a socialist state working with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The Sunrise founder is also working with the Biden-Sanders Climate Crisis task force.

Millennial Millie’s short documentary highlighting Sunrise (Youtube)

Data Manipulated by Washington Post of Unarmed Blacks Shot by Police

The lawyer for George Floyd’s family labeled what is happening to blacks by police in America as “genocide.” Tucker Carlson of Fox News used data from the Washington Post to go through each of ten cases where individuals were fatally shot by police in 2019. (Youtube)

After Carlson’s report the newspaper went in and added to the “unarmed” data, even using the case of De’Von Bailey who was reaching for his gun (Warning: Graphic video.)

Why the Washington Post would alter their own data is up to you to decide.

MORE 2019 DATA FROM THE WASHINGTON POST

  • 1004 people were fatally shot by police. (802 identified by race)
  • 371 were white.
  • 236 were black of which 10 were unarmed.