In a ruling that I’ve followed closely because of my interest in the short-term cash advance industry, a Colorado court has sided with Native American tribes allowing them immunity to subpoenas issued by the state Attorney General. This is, of course, the absolute correct decision. Native American tribes are sovereign nations. Just as I support their right to build casinos and govern their own affairs, I also support their right to operate short-term cash advance businesses over the internet – regardless of who they choose to partner with. I also support the right of any individual to choose their own source of short-term credit, whether it be at a storefront in a state or over the internet.
Oh, wait, I buried the lead. It’s back there in the phrase, “govern their own affairs”.
I wish, for once, that courts would let the American people govern their own affairs. Heck, I wish the federal, state, and local governments would let people govern their own affairs. Unfortunately, here in Los Angeles – and California – and the United States – that is becoming more the exception than the rule. I’m too darn lazy to list them all. But a few come to mind. Stupid regulations by the EPA. And from the Obama administration. From state school lunch inspectors. Did you know the City Council of Los Angeles passed an ordinance protecting bicyclists from harassment and threats by motorists? Except it’s redundant, because bicyclists were already protected under the state’s assault and battery statutues.
In what may be a grand karmic joke, after enduring decades of genocide, I wonder if Native American tribes are finally getting the deserved last laugh. While the rest of us suffer under King Obama I’s regime of regulatory fiat, and the vast unwanted intrusion by government into every aspect of our lives, the tribes remain completely immune to this insanity.
Courts have historically been reluctant to tread on sovereign nation treaties, yet activist judges have no problem running roughshod over the White Man’s sovereign rights – commonly known as life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, and the desire to keep government out of our lives, our businesses, and our future.
I have secretly hoped that somewhere in my ancestry there exists a Native American bloodline. If it allows me to live under the sovereign nation of any American tribe, it would be vastly preferable to another four years of living under the encroaching dictatorship. “Meyers” doesn’t seem like it derives from the Hurons or Cherokees, which is a bummer, but hope springs eternal.