The Massachusetts State Commission on Indian Affairs

Posted: February 25, 2010 by datechguy in local stuff, opinion/news
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…is considered offensive by a local Blogger:

Fitchburg Massachusetts:

The Massachusetts state commission on Indian Affairs is being described as “horrifically offensive” by local blogger DaTechGuy and he suggests that it be changed.

The local Blogger fresh of his visit to CPAC expressed his views after reading this Fox 25 story this morning where the commission decided that the Massachusetts State Seal was “patently offensive” and suggested to replace it.

The Blogger deplored the ignorance of the state commission which seems to be unaware that the seal was first introduced in 1780 by John Hancock long after local Indian wars were over. It also ignores that the sword represents the the motto at the bottom “By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty”.

The Blogger suggests that given the timing of it’s introduction (1775) by the provincial congress it clearly refers to the battle with the English from who we obtained independence and that the general court’s official adoption of the seal in 1885 does not represent any attack or offense on the American Indian.

The blogger deplored the attempt by the commission to find offense where none existed and the attempt to re-write the history of the state for the sake of a politically correct agenda. Said blogger suggests that instead they focus on actual Indian issues concerning land and/or conditions rather than “make work” changes to the sake of their own self worth.

Material from the web site NetState was used for this blog post.


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