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A Political Glossary Part IV

thesouse Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 8:32 AM
Can we pass a "Truth in Naming Laws" law? The cynicism is beyond belief.

Editor's note: This is Part IV in a series. Part I can be found here. Part II can be found here. Part III can be found here.

Nowhere is political rhetoric more shameless -- or more dangerous -- than in the pious names that politicians give to the legislation they pass. Perhaps the most egregious example is the so-called "Indian Child Welfare Act," which callously sacrifices the welfare of Indian children.

Time and again, children with some American Indian ancestry, who have been adopted by families that are not of that ancestry, have been suddenly taken by law from...