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"Damn any man who sympathizes with Indians! ... I have come to kill Indians, and believe it is right and honorable to use any means under God's heaven to kill Indians. ... Kill and scalp all, big and little; nits make lice."
Col. John Milton Chivington, 1864

"What were they [the Amerindians] fighting for, in opposing the white man on this continent? For their wish to continue a primitive existence; for their “right” to keep part of the earth untouched – to keep everybody out so they could live like animals or cavemen. Any European who brought with him an element of civilization had the right to take over this continent, and it’s great that some of them did. The racist Indians today – those who condemn America – do not respect individual rights."
Ayn Rand, Q&A session of her commencement address to the US Military Academy of 'West Point', 1974

"... and then [The United States] continued manifesting their destiny, which was to kill the rest of the natives and take their land and maybe kick out the Mexicans along the way"

"Manifest Destiny was a slogan popular in the 1840s. It was used by people who claimed it was God's will for the U.S. to expand all the way to the Pacific Ocean. These people did not include many Mexicans."
Daria Morgendorffer, Daria