Sorry we are not going to agree however in my opinion the US
government did the correct and only moral thing possible.
That 's ez for U to say; U
don 't have to live the rest of your life in slavery.
If Ann Frank had escaped from her nazi concentration camp,
I woud NOT
have made her go back, on account of her AGE
If a boy Elian 's age got loose from that nazi concentration camp,
I 'd respect HIS freedom
We do not hold kids away from their parents
because we do not agree with the the government
that the parents happen to live under and support.
Holding Elian away, was never the point.
If he had said: "I wanna live in communist slavery"
then we shud have not stood in his way.
We merely shud have recognized his autonomy
to live in freedom, if he said that he wanted to,
as in fact, HE DID
. Instead, we treated him
as if he were his commie father 's property,
as if the family dog had gotten away,
instead of a human being making good his escape from slavery.
That was a disgrace
, and it was un
We treat American murderers better than we treated Elian,
because of his age. We shud have let him stay or go
wherever he wanted to, without interference from government.
Beside the side issue that I would not have given
those clowns in Miami a pet to raise and take care of must less alone a child.
from your rude denunciation of those fine people.
I hold them in admiration and thay have my respect, as fine, decent people.
At least thay TRIED
have told him to go to hell
(which is where Janet Reno sent him),
but thay did their best. May many fine Blessings be upon them!
I called and conferred with legal counsel in Florida
and sent them some (obviously unsuccessful) legal research,
in support of the effort to preserve Elian 's personal freedom.
I wish that I 'd have been able to do better
I cared about Elian; I did not give a damn about his pervert father.
It is very immoral and it is insulting
to consider a boy to be the property
of his father.
The 13th Amendment tells us something about that.