Posted by MikeT23 on 7/3/2013 6:05:00 PM (view original):
I guess being citizens of the United States is the problem. One would think, in the interest of equality, that all laws would apply to all citizens. Isn't that what "we're" fighting for with SSM?
What laws apply unequally? I still don't even understand what you are claiming. Non Native Americans CAN build casinos on reservations, and Native Americans CAN'T outside of reservations. Again, it has nothing to do with racial heritage and everything to do with the local laws. The rights of all people within a state are equal, the rights of all people within a reservation are not necessarily equal. The local reservation government has the right to govern the reservation as they see fit; if that favors tribe members over non-tribe-members, the non-members are free to live somewhere else. It is almost always the case that the local economy is better off the reservation than on it.