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What is a Sovereign Nation

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Salty, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. Salty

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    From the free Dictionary

    Sovereignty
    The supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power by which an independent state is governed and from which all specific political powers are derived; the intentional independence of a state, combined with the right and power of regulating its internal affairs without foreign interference.
    Sovereignty is the power of a state to do everything necessary to govern itself, such as making, executing, and applying laws; imposing and collecting taxes; making war and peace; and forming treaties or engaging in commerce with foreign nations
     
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    The Native Amercan Tribes, that have a treaty with the U.S. gov., are sovereign nations
     
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    True, but they have agreed in those same treaties to submit to U.S. federal authority, placing themselves essentially in "ward of the state" status.
     
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    Side note: Some tribes prefer Indian over native americian
    eg Oneida Indian Nation

    But Prophet brought up an excellent point
     
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    Yes, we do.
     
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    Yes we do - What?
     
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    Prefer to be called Indians.
    Feather, not Dot.
     
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLmbyA6GC3A

    What is a sovereign nation? Fast forward this video to 1 hour 34 minutes. For some clues.

    What is a birth certificate? (1 hour 42 minutes.) A document establishing ownership.

    What is a person? (1 hour 56 minutes) A fictional corporate entity.

    Is the United States a sovereign nation? No, not since it's incorporation in 1871.
     
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