The Late... Gilbert Martin
What Mr. Martin has to say
Now that I have taken this position, I am contending that the United States of
America and the state of Louisiana must face charges of human rights violations
against the people of my nation. So, accordingly, against those governments,
I am claiming;
1.....Breach of Treaty
* 2.... Breach of Contract.
* 3.... False Pretense.
*4.....Criminal Gross Negligence.
*8..Conspiracy to Commit Genocide.
*9......Attempt .to Commi.Genocide.
*10...Forfeiture of Property.Rights.
*12 ...Religious persecution
since the United States invaded our country (the Louisiana Territory) on December
20, 1803, our people have been complaining about not being recognized as a
separate people in our own rights.
And in spite of the fact that the United
States received our country under expressed conditions pertaining to the guarantees
of our national and individual rights, we have been ridiculed, harassed, tormented,
religiously persecuted, intimidated and deprived of our natural heritage,
our very own culturally developed cuisine and the use of our language, which,
together, definitely help to define us as a nation.
Furthermore, we have lost
the individual rights which we possessed before being forced under American
Being that we had already become a civilized, educated, wealthy, and self-sustaining
people, many centuries before the mere conception of United States of America,
we are definitely entitled to our own separate history, heritage, and the
identity of our own choosing. Especially, since the United States came to
us unwanted, unwelcome, an despised.