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Whose Welfare?

A_Nobody Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 9:36 AM
Indeed Mr. Sowell would make a good president since he's seen both sides of the coin, so to speak, but he's said no to the question. I always enjoy his commentaries. Mayhap someday under the right president, he might consider Sec. of State, at least. I can hope and pray the court does consider the child before any silly law that allows for such disgraceful behavior by adults. Having said that, if the child was to be raised as stated why was it put up for adoption in the first place?? Where was the father then? In jail? That's the only place I can see that he couldn't question the adoption in the first place..
AZYaateeh Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:17 AM
Very likely the tribe's law didn't grant him custody, since most Natives are matrilineal. He probably figured the kid was an easy meal-ticket (i.e. welfare bait) and took his "plight" to a sympathetic clueless white judge.
CardSenseJimmyBond Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:26 AM
As usual, probably...fall back on tribal justice but use white justice if the tribe rules against you!

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

The theory behind the Indian Child Welfare Act is that an American Indian child should be raised in an American Indian culture.

Based on that theory, a newborn baby of American Indian ancestry, who was adopted immediately after birth by a white couple, was at 27 months of age taken away from the only parents she has ever known and given...