Do it for the kids ...

John Hall johnhall@evergo.net
Fri, 4 Jan 2002 15:54:44 -0800


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Any appeal to do it for the kids sets off warning bells.  Whatever 'it'
is, I'm almost always opposed.
 
SO, despite this, and despite my well deserved reputation as a vicious
right wing demon totally lacking in compassion for the unfortunate ...
 
I think it is in the best interests of the children of Cambodia to
restart American adoptions of same.
 
KIDS LEFT IN HELL by JOHN RINGO of NYPOST
http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/37348.htm
 
Online petition in support:
http://www.petitiononline.com/cam1/petition.html
 
My interest was aroused because David Weber, science fiction author, is
one of the people in limbo due to this problem.  He is the collegue John
Ringo (also a sci-fi writer) refers too.
 
I contacted my Senators and Representative (all Democrats, I was
desperate) and appended the comments below.
 
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I believe, in fact, that the US should encourage foreign adoption.  I,
personally, would be willing to adopt one of these children.  If the law
allowed me to deal directly with the mother, I could make sure that the
child was hers (DNA tests mean child theft is impossible) and I'd be
more than happy to pay reasonable fees for the US Government to assure I
wasn't abusing the child by checking up on me at a latter date.
 
However, the law makes this impossible.  I suggest that this isn't in
the child's interests, or the mothers, or mine, or that of the US.  Only
for those who believe, as the author puts it, that it is better for the
child to die than live in Akron OH (Or Kirland WA), is this defensible.

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You can throw spitwads now.
 
Or talk about allowing people to buy parental rights, which IMHO would
be a very good thing ...
 
 

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<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Any =
appeal to do it=20
for the kids sets off warning bells.&nbsp; Whatever 'it' is, I'm almost =
always=20
opposed.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>SO, =
despite this,=20
and despite my well deserved reputation as a vicious right wing demon =
totally=20
lacking in compassion for the unfortunate ...</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I =
think it is in the=20
best interests of the children of Cambodia to restart American adoptions =
of=20
same.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>KIDS =
LEFT IN HELL by=20
JOHN RINGO of NYPOST<BR><A=20
href=3D"http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/37348.htm">http:=
//www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/37348.htm</A></FONT></SPAN></=
DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Online =
petition in=20
support:</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2><A=20
href=3D"http://www.petitiononline.com/cam1/petition.html">http://www.peti=
tiononline.com/cam1/petition.html</A></FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>My =
interest was=20
aroused because David Weber, science fiction author, is one of the =
people in=20
limbo due to this problem.&nbsp; He is the collegue John Ringo (also a =
sci-fi=20
writer) refers too.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I =
contacted my=20
Senators and Representative (all Democrats, I was desperate) and =
appended the=20
comments below.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D</FONT></SPAN></=
DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>I =
believe, in fact,=20
that the US should encourage foreign adoption.&nbsp; I, personally, =
would be=20
willing to adopt one of these children.&nbsp; If the law allowed me to =
deal=20
directly with the mother, I could make sure that the child was hers (DNA =
tests=20
mean child theft is impossible) and I'd be more than happy to pay =
reasonable=20
fees for the US Government to assure I wasn't abusing the child by =
checking up=20
on me at a latter date.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2></FONT>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial =
size=3D2>However, the law=20
makes this impossible.&nbsp; I suggest that this isn't in the child's =
interests,=20
or the mothers, or mine, or that of the US.&nbsp; Only for those who =
believe, as=20
the author puts it, that it is better for the child to die than live in =
Akron OH=20
(Or Kirland WA), is this defensible.<BR></FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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size=3D2>=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D</FONT></SPAN></DIV=
>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>You =
can throw=20
spitwads now.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial=20
size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
<DIV><SPAN class=3D306004523-04012002><FONT face=3DArial size=3D2>Or =
talk about=20
allowing people to buy parental rights, which IMHO would be a very good =
thing=20
...</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
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size=3D2></FONT></SPAN>&nbsp;</DIV>
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