January 27, 2000
Congressman Farr :
send the young Cuban boy back to his closest living relative, his FATHER,
Prolonging our kidnapping of him sets a dangerous precedent. In essence, we're publicly saying that all illegal immigrants will be granted asylum & citizenship.
I'm a single Father myself. Fathers don't seem to have many rights in the USA, do they? I realize that in the USA if a Father wants his child, the child is often taken away from the Father (by our so-called 'Family Justice System'). But in the majority of our world, if a Father wants his child, he usually has his child!
stop violating International Law! Please
stop the US from appearing to the free world like an impotent 'tin-horn
dictatorship!' Can you imagine if the roles were reversed and Cuba’s
government impudently decided to keep a boy from the USA? There would be
cries to bomb Cuba the way we do so many other innocent, defenseless countries
(making us increasingly a target for terrorist revenge).
After receiving a superior education in Cuba, if Elian later decides he would
rather become a US 'citizen' and contribute more than half his earnings to the IRS
like a good American comrade, I'm sure there will remain a myriad of methods
both legal and illegal to emigrate here after he reaches adulthood.
A quick survey of South Florida would indicate it is no problem for healthy young
Cubans to migrate here.
A quick survey of South Florida would indicate it is no problem for healthy young Cubans to migrate here.
young man needs his real Father, not some Frankenstein-Disneyland
"Dad" in the form of "Uncle Sugar" paid for by the taxpayers.
the boy home to his Father, freedom, and a much better educational system and
public health system! Show some respect for his only surviving parent, even if
he is a FATHER!
Yours truly in service to country,
Mark Blackburn, MBA
Vietnam Era Veteran (3 yrs combat status)
P.O. Box 708
Moss Landing, California 95039
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