In response to:

Whose Welfare?

Kenneth L. Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 7:02 AM
"...too many people put their pet theories ahead of flesh-and-blood human beings." This is the conceit of government which Dr. Sowell points out over and over and over. It is not the unique province of progressives, but progressives are uniquely blind to it. The horrible American Indian situation defies everything anthropologists know about acculturation. And the plight of inner-city, poor, mostly minority populations defies everything we know about economics. When will the architects of this idiocy be held accountable?

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...