Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery

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Fulcrum Publishing, 2008 - Law - 186 pages
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Pagans in the Promised Land provides a unique, well-researched challenge to U.S. federal Indian law and policy. It attacks the presumption that American Indian nations are legitimately subject to the plenary power of the United States. Steve Newcomb puts forth a startling theory that U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on Old Testament narratives of the chosen people and the promised land, as exemplified in the 1823 Supreme Court ruling Johnson v. McIntosh, that the first "Christian people" to "discover" lands inhabited by "natives, who were heathens," have an ultimate title to and dominion over these lands and peoples. This imporant addition to legal scholarship asserts there is no separation of church and state in the United States, so long as U.S. federal Indian law and policy are premised on the ancient religious distinctions between "Christians" and "heathens."

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The single best, straight forward, easy to understand resource to help see the LARGE picture on the History of Civilization since the 13th century, and more importantly, to understand WHAT "Civilization" is, that It is a strictly regulated Institutional franchise, and that it IS applied in International Courts (which include, and are adjudicated in, US Courts), which just so happens to be the perpetrator of the Occupation and Domination of "heathens" (the Indigenous Nations of the earth), and that War Crimes of Genocide have from the beginning been the goal of BOTH the Church (franchisor) and the State (franchisee).
I keep calling it "Antiquity" because of the fabrication of
'historically verifiable' Royal Lineages granted to Dynastic Aristocracy as the franchisee of a continual Papel "Indulgence" (a license to be permitted to DOMINATE the earth, and thus, by Papel Decree of pre-ordained Forgivness, to "Be Written into the Book of Life", via Papel authority, or 'Bull' (Charter/Treaty). Is the Permission to Sin and get away with it, even in the Next Life. All of this is verifiable, and it is discussed in detail in this book, lots of it online, free, via Google Books. Consider it a homework assignment.

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I found this pretty interesting. But I was more interested in the cognitive theory than it's application to federal Indian law. So... I may return to this after reading "Metaphors We Live By" which is ... Read full review


A Primer on Cognitive Theory
Metaphorical Experience and Federal Indian Law
The Conqueror Model
Colonizing the Promised Land
The Chosen PeoplePromised Land Model
The Dominating Mentality of Christendom
Johnson v MIntosh
Converting Christian Discovery into Heathen Conquest
The Mental Process of Negation
Christian Nations Theory Hidden in Plain Sight
A Sacred Regard for All Living Things

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Steven T. Newcomb (Shawnee/Lenape) is the indigenous law research coordinator at the Sycuan education department of the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation in San Diego County, California. He is cofounder and codirector of the Indigenous Law Institute, a fellow with the American Indian Policy and Media Initiative at Buffalo State College in New York.

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