Peter, I really like this essay. When you quote Kanwal Mehmud and his statement that “Pakistan is all Pakistanis” but here in America we have so many different cultures in just one neighborhood. I think that you would enjoy the link at the bottom; it’s very interesting to look at after reading your post. It really puts your main idea in perspective.
I genuinely like what you have to say here until you get to saying that property boundaries are stopping Native Americans from practicing traditions. I think that this is too easy of an answer to a complex issue that cannot simply be resolved by just opening up the flood gates. We have had a long history of people abusing systems, specifically the first Amendment’s right to free religion which has allowed for people to open tax-free mega churches and abuse state laws that stop the selling of certain drugs because “its my religion,” so I don’t think that we could give power like that away. This would really allow for people to have too much power over others and I don’t think that this would be a good solution. That being said, I really liked the next section that you wrote.
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