How about "I had it about fourty years ago, before you took it"?
Or perhaps "I had all this land sixty years ago, before you sent all the people there to resettlement camps"?
6/27/2007 4:26:44 PM
It IS sort of a fair statement...
11/24/2011 7:31:57 AM
Sorry, but North America has belonged to the Native Americans since before recorded history. By your own logic modern Americans have zero claim on all 50 states because, "We won it from the British" doesn't hold water...
11/24/2011 7:48:36 AM
double post, apologies
11/24/2011 7:50:31 AM
Only true if you accept the idea of 'belonging' by right of conquest. A state of affairs that the world has not subscribed to since, at least, 1945, if not longer.
11/24/2011 8:46:20 AM