For those of you wondering why I am so publicly and passionately outspoken in opposing the HR 687 Land Exchange Bill with stickers on my truck, signs in my yard and of course public posts, graphics, and comments on Facebook, I would like to tell you why I am so unwavering.
It is because I was born and raised on Apache land! Right here in Superior. And this particular area is very sacred. No one had to tell me this. I felt it always as I grew up here hiking, exploring, respecting and loving this awesome life giving land. I could always feel the gentle spirits from the past that were unjustly treated by the abrasive newcomers that should have been learning Apache wisdom and culture for a balance in nature with patience and understanding rather than taking, pushing and trying to obliterate this God created race. This is the treatment all Native Americans received for this land to be abused at will for what was known as “Manifest Destiny.”
My heart hurts whenever I think about this. It may seem strange to some, but I am not ashamed to say that I feel much kinship to my home land and the Nations that first lived here. This ground knows my tears well and I thank God for making this my birth place. I continue to pray for its protection as I pray for the sinners that still to this day have not stopped trying to conquer and destroy that which does not truly belong to them.
Don’t get me wrong… I am proud to be a white Bible believer and my wish is that this message in my own English tongue is heard by all. Yes, it is time for change. It is time to get back to Eden so to speak, live and respect the creation that we affectionately claim as our Mother Earth …. This can be achieved with new earthly science that is developed and enhanced every day, but change is feared because it could hurt the “all mighty dollar”….Even though it is the dollar that has hurt so many human beings throughout time by ways of crime and greed.
Hunger and thirst is quenched by gifts from God to nourish and bless us, yet technology directed by the big Power Monsters continues to manipulate using tactics that are meant to blind the public majority. “They” add destitute for profit to gain control of demand….i.e. Monsanto, fracking operations, Rio Tinto…etc. These acts weaken the true design of life! Think about it! Do you want to live off directives for a temporary forced sense of survival? Or do we speak up? We can make life pure and better? Yes We Can! In shared hope there is light on the horizon as long as people hold on to integrity, speak out for truth and continue to make a peaceful yet strong stand! I say this now, knowing that RCM is trying to buy out our own town leaders with grandeur that cannot be honestly proven or measured. I ask that our leaders in Superior consider the greater majority that is not in this agreement with HR 687 and we should not be ignored… I am asking our leader’s to set the standards for what is right. Hindsight should be considered as at utmost priority. All that we have to lose is what makes Superior so endearing and valuable. … Again… To think about it carefully is what I implore.
I am grateful for this chance to be heard.
/s/ Anna Jeffrey