The Pretendian has stopped clinging to her Native American Heritage. When asked by former Obama adviser David Axelrod, why’d you do it, she admits she shouldn’t have.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren publicly admitted she’s “not a person of color” during a recent interview this week; saying she “can’t go back” on publicly releasing her DNA results.
“I shouldn’t have done it. I’m not a person of color. I am not a citizen of a tribe, but what I try to do is to be a good friend to Native Americans and that’s why for example, I have a housing bill that fully funds housing on tribal reservations,” Warren said. “I can’t go back.”
And yes, it is refreshing, but in the same breath, her absolution is not what Native Americans need. They don’t need the government to buy them houses. They need the stop being a caretaker and let them own their own homes. Own their own land.
Native Americans do not own reservation land. They can live on it, run it, even rule it, but it is not theirs. They can’t accumulate equity. The US government holds it in trust. What it should do, what Liz Warren could do, is to sponsor legislation that would allow them to own it.
More Money is not the Answer
The Federal government dumps billions of dollars annually into the Department of Interior – Agencies that grow bigger trying to solve the problem of poverty among Native Americans. But it is a problem that more “free” money will not solve.
I get that this is difficult for Democrat to understand. But without property rights, there is no freedom. No freedom from the state. No freedom from poverty. People giving you stuff is not a better solution than individuals knowing they can create wealth for themselves.
Capable people who need to be allowed to own their land and their homes to make that possible.
They don’t own it and they should.
If Elizabeth Warren wants to make amends for being the white woman who stole their heritage to advance her own career, she should use what she gained to give something back they actually need. The ability to accumulate equity with property.
It’s not a cure-all, but it’s a beginning. And it’s a better beginning than writing another check with taxpayer money.