11 May 2012

Another Academic Lies About History

Her OWN history! I'm talking about Massachusetts senatorial candidate (and big lefty), Elizabeth Warren:

Image from Gateway Pundit

For over a quarter of a century, Elizabeth Warren has described herself as a Native American. When recently asked to provide evidence of her ancestry, she pointed to an unsubstantiated claim on an 1894 Oklahoma Territory marriage license application by her great-great grand uncle William J. Crawford that his mother, O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford, Ms. Warren's great-great-great grandmother, was a Cherokee.
Math is not my strong suit, but I think that would make her 1/32 Cherokee. (Big whoop. I'm related to Adam and Eve.) But not so fast Kimosabe. Seems like Ms. Warren speak with forked tongue:

. . . no evidence supports this claim. O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford had no Cherokee heritage, was listed as "white" in the Census of 1860, and was most likely half Swedish and half English, Scottish, or German, or some combination thereof . . . But the most stunning discovery about the life of O.C. Sarah Smith Crawford is that her husband, Ms. Warren's great-great-great grandfather, was apparently a member of the Tennessee Militia who rounded up Cherokees from their family homes in the Southeastern United States and herded them into government-built stockades in what was then called Ross’s Landing (now Chattanooga), Tennessee—the point of origin for the horrific Trail of Tears, which began in January, 1837.

And she was a law professor at Harvard. Aren't those people supposed to be the smart ones? So, this genius law professor - from Haawvad - attempted to play the "victim" card and pretend she had Indian ancestry while all along she's actually descended from those who robbed and abused Indians - while working for "big government." Wait a minute, it makes sense now - she also wants to work for big government and abuse folks! Must be in her genes.

As I find myself saying more and more lately, you can't make this stuff up. Will Rogers was right: "There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."

Story here.

Harvard repeated the lie. But don't worry, you can trust academia.


Rob Baker said...

Ultimately she's a politician. What do you expect. It's really no difference that Newt Gingrich claiming to be an expert.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"What do you expect."

You're right. An obvious lapse in reasonable expectations on my part. Somehow, though, I'm still a bit surprised when a Harvard educated pol lies publicly about her ancestry and uses it for over 30 years for her advantage. I'm sssoooo old school.

Actually, Gingrich is an expert in history - I think that's what he taught, right? This woman taught law. She should know it's illegal to check "minority" on an application. - when you're not one. That's known as fraud here around these parts. Where I'm from, that kind of stuff will land you in the pokey.

No, I'm not a fan of Gingrich either. Perhaps the two of them can get together on a book about the Cherokees at Gettysburg.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

I see Stonewall is your Avatar - fan are you?