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The Creek Nation government, without constitutional authority, exercise enormous power over citizens. Over the years, citizens have accepted that their government had the power to do as they wished, and that citizens had no authority to keep them within certain limits.
The word “Empowerment” is a noun. That means empowerment it is a thing, and so exists. Citizens can empower themselves, but they can’t bestow it. Exerting the power that is already inherent to citizens is the process of empowering themselves.
The government can’t tell citizens not to bother them. They can’t put citizens in jail. They can’t fire citizens from their jobs. They can’t tell citizens not to criticize them, or protest at any place they desire, whether on tribal property or not. They can’t charge a citizen with a crime. They can’t order the Lighthorse to arrest citizens. Our government is not empowered with the authority to give or take away power from citizens
Citizens get no respect
The constant refrain from citizens is that “Our government won’t talk to us.” They won’t tell us what they are doing.” “Our government doesn’t care what we think or say about them.” “It make no difference to our government what we want from them.” “Our government ignores us.”
Citizens know their government has no respect for them. They know too that their government employs a deliberate plan that keeps them uninformed by not communicating with them. And they know too, that citizens won’t do anything to make them accountable.
The Creek government is right. And the feds know this too.
Citizens are comforting themselves by saying that the result of the forensic audit is a game changer, and the “feds” will swoop in and rescue them from their thieving leaders. The feds are not going to any such thing. Their policy is not to deplete their resources on a group of people who won’t fight for themselves, and who act as if they don’t care. If the citizens won’t fight for themselves and don’t care, why should they? When citizens respect themselves and actively fight for what is theirs, will anyone believe in them and intercede in their behalf.
David Nichols has been in the Creek government for a quarter of a century, He’s a member of the Establishment. He’s done his share of hiding and ignoring citizens’ concerns. David Nichols comes from a long line of leaders who are responsible for an unaccountable government. He has spent a career empowering the government and protecting his interests.
Creek citizens get no respect, and David Nichols, as demonstrated by his record, will make sure it stays that way.