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Response to harmonicon (Reply #28)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 03:56 PM

29. I know of the history of Native Americans in North Dakota.

But, I live in what is colloquially known as "the 21st Century."

Independence hasn't been an issue in that part of the country since what is colloquially known as "the 19th Century."

Perhaps you are unfamiliar with tenses in the English language.

When I say "there IS no independence movement in North Dakota" I am using what is known as the "present" tense.

It is not factually accurate to cite events from 150 years ago as proof that a statement describing current conditions is untrue.

To put a finer point on it--that there was resistance to the US government on the part of Native Americans in the 1800's is completely irrelevant to the question of whether there is a meaningful independence movement amongst the people living in the Dakotas now.

Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the concept of time.

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