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Whose Welfare?

willis9 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 5:10 PM
Just minutes ago i opened my mail to find a funds appeal from the pine ridge reservation in S, Dak. They told me a sad story.It is the second largest reservation in the USA, i guess in area, 80% of the residents are unemployed, 13% lack complete plumbing facilities, 61% live below the poverty line, average life expectancy for women, and finally 15% is the number of high school studentswho attempted suicide in the past 12 months. A racist might say the problem is that they are Indians, i think the problem is that reservations exist. No, i am not going to fund this sociological horror other than the taxes that by law i must pay to continue this abuse of humanity.

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...