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2019-11-29 16:56:56 UTC
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Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to revoke Medals of Honor awarded for
Wounded Knee Massacre
By Louis Casiano | Fox News

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a bill Wednesday that would
posthumously revoke 20 Medals of Honor awarded to U.S. soldiers who
slaughtered hundreds of Native Americans -- mostly women and children --
at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.

The Remove the Stain Act accompanies a House version introduced earlier
this year by Democrats Paul Cook of California, Denny Heck of Washington
and Deb Haaland of New Mexico.

“The horrifying acts of violence against hundreds of Lakota men, women
and children at Wounded Knee should be condemned, not celebrated with
Medals of Honor,” Warren said in a statement. “The Remove the Stain Act
acknowledges a profoundly shameful event in U.S. history, and that’s why
I’m joining my House colleagues in this effort to advance justice and
take a step toward righting wrongs against Native peoples.”

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.,
gestures as she speaks during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. Warren
has introduced a bill that would revoke Medal of Honor for 20 U.S.
soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.(AP
Photo/Mary Schwalm)

The proposal is co-sponsored by Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron
Wyden of Oregon, Kamala Harris of California and Patrick Leahy and
Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent. Several Native American tribes,
including descendants of the victims, have backed the legislation along
with veterans groups such as VoteVets and Veterans for Peace.

Wounded Knee took place on Dec. 29, 1890 when U.S. troops with the 7th
Calvary began to crack down on a religious movement known as the Ghost
Dance. Lakota leader Chief Big Foot and his people were confined to a
camp in South Dakota and ordered to give up their weapons.

When a weapon accidentally went off, the cavalry troops opened fire and
killed as many as 250 people. Congress apologized for the massacre in
1990 but did not revoke the medals, the military's highest award.

“The Medal of Honor is the highest award our nation can bestow upon its
servicemembers for acts of valor," Heck said. "There was no valor in the
killing of unarmed Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee Creek
in 1890, and the Medals of Honor given for the massacre must be rescinded."

Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota has said he does not support
the effort because “we’re now guessing” about the roles of individual
soldiers.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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2019-11-29 17:39:33 UTC
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Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to revoke Medals of Honor awarded for
Wounded Knee Massacre
By Louis Casiano | Fox News
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a bill Wednesday that would
posthumously revoke 20 Medals of Honor awarded to U.S. soldiers who
slaughtered hundreds of Native Americans -- mostly women and children --
at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.
The Remove the Stain Act accompanies a House version introduced earlier
this year by Democrats Paul Cook of California, Denny Heck of Washington
and Deb Haaland of New Mexico.
“The horrifying acts of violence against hundreds of Lakota men, women
and children at Wounded Knee should be condemned, not celebrated with
Medals of Honor,” Warren said in a statement. “The Remove the Stain Act
acknowledges a profoundly shameful event in U.S. history, and that’s why
I’m joining my House colleagues in this effort to advance justice and
take a step toward righting wrongs against Native peoples.”
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.,
gestures as she speaks during a campaign stop in Manchester, N.H. Warren
has introduced a bill that would revoke Medal of Honor for 20 U.S.
soldiers who participated in the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.(AP
Photo/Mary Schwalm)
The proposal is co-sponsored by Democratic Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron
Wyden of Oregon, Kamala Harris of California and Patrick Leahy and
Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent. Several Native American tribes,
including descendants of the victims, have backed the legislation along
with veterans groups such as VoteVets and Veterans for Peace.
Wounded Knee took place on Dec. 29, 1890 when U.S. troops with the 7th
Calvary began to crack down on a religious movement known as the Ghost
Dance. Lakota leader Chief Big Foot and his people were confined to a
camp in South Dakota and ordered to give up their weapons.
When a weapon accidentally went off, the cavalry troops opened fire and
killed as many as 250 people. Congress apologized for the massacre in
1990 but did not revoke the medals, the military's highest award.
“The Medal of Honor is the highest award our nation can bestow upon its
servicemembers for acts of valor," Heck said. "There was no valor in the
killing of unarmed Lakota men, women, and children at Wounded Knee Creek
in 1890, and the Medals of Honor given for the massacre must be rescinded."
Republican Sen. Mike Rounds of South Dakota has said he does not support
the effort because “we’re now guessing” about the roles of individual
soldiers.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
So, it seems to me to be some real interesting messages and priorities.
Our POTUS Trump goes to Afghanistan to serve Thanksgiving meals to honor
and support our servicemen. Meanwhile Elizabeth Warren wants to pander
and waste congressional time by getting into 130 year old military medal
decisions and removing the Medal of Honor from Black Buffalo soldiers.
Great! Just Great!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Othello_Wilson
"Wilson was also last black soldier to earn the Medal of Honor for
heroism on American soil."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Knee_Massacre

I'm wondering if Warren also wants to strip away the
Purple Hearts from the 25 US Army troops that were
killed?
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2019-11-29 21:01:14 UTC
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Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to revoke Medals of Honor awarded for
Wounded Knee Massacre
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a bill Wednesday that would
posthumously revoke 20 Medals of Honor awarded to U.S. soldiers who
slaughtered hundreds of Native Americans -- mostly women and children --
at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.
This is good. The more time Pocahontas spends in trivia like this,
the less time she has to spend laboring over legislation that could
really screw the country.
Jim Wilkins
2019-11-30 00:53:36 UTC
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Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to revoke Medals of Honor awarded
for Wounded Knee Massacre
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., introduced a bill Wednesday that
would posthumously revoke 20 Medals of Honor awarded to U.S.
soldiers who slaughtered hundreds of Native Americans -- mostly
women and children --
at the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.
This is good. The more time Pocahontas spends in trivia like this,
the less time she has to spend laboring over legislation that could
really screw the country.
It's difficult to provoke and exploit rage and despair when everyone
who is willing can find work.
Colonel Edmund J. Burke
2019-11-30 01:02:37 UTC
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Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to revoke Medals of Honor awarded for
Wounded Knee Massacre
OH! THAT FUCKING DYKE SLUT!
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2019-11-30 01:33:04 UTC
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On 2019-11
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and then up your wazoo
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2019-11-30 04:53:26 UTC
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Elizabeth Warren introduces bill to revoke Medals of Honor awarded
for Wounded Knee Massacre
OH! THAT FUCKING DYKE SLUT!
How dare she call for revoking metals given to traitors!
What in the world are you talking about Baxter?
Who are you calling 'traitor'?
You prefer the term "war criminals"?
Typical answer from a draft dodging liberal,
you blame the individual soldiers who were mostly
doing the best they could in following orders,
rather than the government that sent them in to do
a nasty job.

Clearly, in this case it was Congress that had
provoked the problem.

As General Miles points out:
General Miles sent this telegram from Rapid City to General John
Schofield in Washington, D.C., on December 19, 1890:[19]

"The difficult Indian problem cannot be solved permanently at this end
of the line. It requires the fulfillment of Congress of the treaty
obligations that the Indians were entreated and coerced into signing.
They signed away a valuable portion of their reservation, and it is now
occupied by white people, for which they have received nothing."

"They understood that ample provision would be made for their support;
instead, their supplies have been reduced, and much of the time they
have been living on half and two-thirds rations. Their crops, as well as
the crops of the white people, for two years have been almost total
failures."

"The dissatisfaction is wide spread, especially among the Sioux, while
the Cheyennes have been on the verge of starvation, and were forced to
commit depredations to sustain life. These facts are beyond question,
and the evidence is positive and sustained by thousands of witnesses."

And you want to continue that type of useless action by
excusing congress wasting efforts on slandering 130 year old
decisions rather than moving forward on what they should
be doing now.

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