A previous Attorney General of the State of Maine, created an opinion, called the, “Schneider Opinion,” against the Penobscot Nation that would withdraw their sustenance rights for fishing in the waters of the Penobscot River. The Penobscot Nation filed a lawsuit against then Attorney General Schneider and others who were claiming their fishing rights in the river no longer existed. Janet Mills, as a subsequent Attorney General, has defended this lawsuit in the First Circuit Court.
I cannot understand how that the State of Maine can be forthright and challenged the sovereignty of Maine’s Native People. Although this issue is multifaceted and cannot be explained by me, in its entirety, I can only conclude that this action is against a group of people and for this reason it is racist. The basic objective is to deny a culture the right to continue a practice of consuming salmon and further diminish their already frail existence.
It is further egregious that Janet Mills is also fighting against the EPA to raise the legal toxin levels in the river.
Democrats are happy to vote for Mills as they downplay these racists acts which she has perpetrated on their behalf.
I find this situation unconscionable and cannot vote for anyone who is perpetrating racism.