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Author:  Mike Graham
Bio: Mike Graham
Date:  April 7, 2008
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Native American Veterans Support John McCain for President

Native American veterans will join with active duty servicemen and women in addition to other veterans groups around the country to elect John McCain as our next president. Native American veterans have no cause to support Republican Party candidates running for state and federal office due to the parties' anti-native platform on issues and bills concerning the Native American community.

John McCain, during his time in the U.S. Senate has been at the forefront of making the American dream possible for millions of Native Americans. McCain serves on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee and has made it his policy to stand up to fellow republicans wanting to slash funding of Native Americans programs. As president, John McCain would be the eight hundred-pound political gorilla against anti Native American groups.

During President Bush's two terms in office he has fully supported republican representatives in blocking bills that would bring about much needed change in the Native American communities. This action is proven with Bush's statement that he would veto a bill that would reinstate the Native Hawaiian government that was illegally over thrown by the U.S. Government.

For years republican representatives have used their committees like the Republican Steering Committee to hold-up funding on bills covering wide spread health, education and poverty issues within the American Indian and Native Hawaiian communities. Oklahoma's two senate republican representatives Tom Coburn and James Inhofe are at the top of the list of non-support of Native American issues. Oklahoma is in dire need of two new senators that will represent all of their constituents.

The American people should be aware of a national anti Native American group based in Oklahoma going by the name of "One Nation United." This group is supported and financed by many corporate companies around our country. One Nation United offers campaign support to state and federal candidates they feel will support their views against Native Americans.

As to the democrat presidential candidates Hillary or Obama, one thing's for sure; if New Mexico's governor Bill Richardson is not on the ticket they have no chance to be elected. Bill Richardson is John McCain's equal when it comes to Native American and Hispanic voters.

Native Americans in past elections have made it a point to join forces with voting groups across the country to send non supporting representatives packing-back home, republican and democrats alike. It should also be noted that between the top two political parties that America will not come full circle until an American Indian is elected as president. America´s history began with the American Indians and our country is built on their homeland. Their support and patriotism to America is unquestionable.

Most Americans are unaware that the federal and state governments are set up and based on American Indian governments. American Indian tribal governments developed the fundamental principles of federalism, freedom of speech and separation of powers that form the foundation of the United States Government to include many of the tenets of the United States Constitution.

Mike Graham
United Native America (Founder)

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Useful links:

U.S. Senate Resolution: National American Indian Heritage Month of November

Electing Native Americans to state and federal office

Biography - Mike Graham

Mike Graham is a citizen of the Oklahoma Cherokee Nation, a retired service connected disabled Army veteran. Founded United Native America in 1993 to form a national group to take action on American Indian issues. The groups main issue is to bring about a federal national holiday for Native Americans. United Native America's motto is, "Standing up for America and the American Indian community."

Graham has been a guest speaker on national and international radio talk shows to include television programs concerning Indian community issues, his reports on Indian issues have been published in newspapers all over America. He has traveled across the country discussing issues with Indian nation leaders, he has presented Indian issues at college's and high schools.

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