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Letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder

The Resource Sentinel
Howard B. Hanson
26 W St. Albans Rd
Hopkins, MN 55305
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July 7, 2009

Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20530

Dear Mr. Attorney General:

The Resource Sentinel has a long history of public service educating citizens about flawed and often times corrupt policies that violate our constitution and its guarantees of the equal protection of our laws. Enclosed are letters and documents from tribal and non-tribal friends requesting help in creating awareness about election problems in “Indian Country” and the urgent need for every election polling place in our country to be monitored by independent official poll watchers who take a solemn oath to strictly follow State and Federal election laws.

We request that the Department of Justice, in the exercise of its required oversight function, investigate the allegations of American citizens being deprived of their lawful voting rights, by tribal governments exercising delegated electoral power and authority from the United States Government.

Unquestionably, there is no group of citizens who enjoy less constitutional protections in the United States than tribal members in relationship to tribal governments. The United States Supreme Court has held that tribal governments are not subject to the Amendments to the United States Constitution in the exercise of their sovereignty powers. See Talton v. Mayes, 163 U.S.

376,384 (1986) (regarding Fifth Amendment). In response, Congress passed the Indian Civil Rights Act of 1968, 25 U.S.C. S1302. Because the United States Supreme Court has held, however, that the Indian Civil Rights Act is not enforceable in Federal Courts, individuals subject to tribal courts cannot appeal those decisions to the Federal Court for review. As a result when tribal governments create and control tribal courts in the absence of a separation of powers, tribal courts do not provide independent judicial oversight when the civil rights of tribal members that live in “Indian Country” are trampled.

The United States bears a particular burden when an election fraud becomes evident because in most states Indian lands are removed from the control of state governments, so the protections guaranteed by the 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution which applies the Bill of Rights to the states does not apply to tribal government.

The heart of the problem is the system of tribal governments which are not required to meet theconstitutional mandates of the United States Constitution, often do not have a constitutional separation of powers between the legislative, judicial and executive branches, and which are not subject to oversight of tribal judicial decisions by direct appeal to the federal courts. The problem is compounded when tribal governments seek jurisdiction over the activities of non-members on reservation lands and trust lands. In the end, it is up to the Judiciary Committees and the Justice Department to investigate the abuses that have occurred and to determine the appropriate steps that need to be taken to protect the rights of each and every United States Citizen.

This voting issue, like many others inherent in Federal Indian Policy, brings to mind James Madison’s writings in the Federalist No. 48, of 1 February 1788. “No political truth is certainly of greater intrinsic value, or is stamped with the authority of more enlightened patrons of liberty than that on which the objection is founded. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

Please use the power of your high office to help us raise awareness about these voting problems by supporting our request to have the Justice Department investigate the charges of election fraud and take the steps necessary to insure that every citizen has a right to vote and that every ballot is counted, from every polling booth, in every voting precinct in strict compliance with the law. We also request, that those investigating, allow the citizens who filed the enclosed complaints on the Rosebud and in Montana be invited to testify.

Sincerely,

Howard B. Hanson

Enclosures:

Letter from Todd C. Fast Horse
Resource Sentinel to Rosebud Sioux Business Council
Todd C. Fast Horse Open Letter to Congressional Delegation
Letter to Sen. John R. Thune
Todd C. Fast Horse Letter

An editorial about the lack of oversight by our Justice Department concerning voting fraud titled “Justice Must Protect the Rights of Voters From Fraud” The Amended Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief, filed by the Citizens group in Montana

Copies to:
The President
The Judiciary Committees
The Media

 

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What are you going to do Government
written by Thelma , August 30, 2014
I just read the article about countrywide asking the courts to throw out the
lawsuit against them, I quess my question to the highly elected officials is
what is the government going to do about the homeowners that lost their homes do
to this fraud that the government allow this Countrywide home loans bestow upon
the American people? where several of the employees of fannie mae and Freddie
mac all benefited from low mortgages and favors from this Angelio Monzillo. It
appears that the government and the banks are making sure they are ok, and damn
the people that are at the bottom of the food chain, these agency that they put
in place to help is nothing but a joke, you'll spend all day and in line to
reach out for help all they do is take you thru a maze of confusion. People lost
their jobs, then they're homes was literally stolen from them thru fraudulent
paper work non recorded assigments broken chain of titles, denied modifications
rude customer service rep or counselors. While people are sleeping in cars and
shelters, kids are displace families are broken, really really what is the
government really doing? Address the problem this is not going away, this was
nothing more than a Ponzi scheme, starting with world lending group (WLG),GLOBAL
EQUITY LENDING, AMERICAN WHOLESALE LENDING, I WANT MY HOUSE BACK AND A HOST OF
OTHER HOMEOWNERS THAT PROPERTY WAS STOLEN FROM THIS FRAUD. THAT WHAT THEY NEED
TO ADDRESS THE REAL ISSUE. Stop dressing this up and deal with it from the
bottom the homeowners that are made to be poor. These people went out into low
income and middle class communites and committed fraud on these hard working
people. Deal with that. What are you going to do Government?? Harborview trust
2005-10

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