Re: Nanotech Restrictions (was: RE: Transparency Debate)

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Apr 09 2000 - 01:32:44 MDT

Harvey Newstrom wrote:
> > >From: "Michael S. Lorrey" <>>Subject: Re: Nanotech
> > >Restrictions (was: RE: Transparency Debate)
> > >Date: Fri, 07 Apr 2000 23:40:13 -0400
> > >I would cut the gordian knot by first granting citizenship to Elian and
> > >posthumously to his mother in honor of her sacrifice and Elian's
> suffering.
> > >I would then rule that primary custody still belongs with the father, and
> > >that Elian should return to Cuba with the father, under the provision
> that
> > >the Cuban government accept that Elian is free to return to the US when
> he
> > >reaches the age of majority if he so wishes.
> I believe that the congress is planning to offer citizenship to Elian and
> his father. With full rights of being American citizens, does the father
> have the right to return back to Cuba with his son? The assumption always
> seems to be that nobody would want to go back if they didn't have to. What
> if the father is given a full range of legal options, and still choses to
> take his family back to Cuba? Would that be acceptable to the people
> wanting to keep Elian here?

Its pretty widely accepted that the Cuban American community is making a
severe case here, however considering the extent of the losses they have
incurred due to the communist government, their attitude is quite
understandable. Clinton is under pressure from American resort interests
to open up to cuba, since the europeans have been there for a decade or
more, but the C-A community is wealthy and connected. They literally
hate liberals because of many betrayals, going all the way back to the
Kennedy's cowardly failure to support the Bay of Pigs invasion with air
cover. Considerin how much in league with Castro Ted Turner is, I can't
help but sympathize with them.

Giving Elian citizenship will help make sure that he can come back, and
sending him with his father will make sure that the several dozen
american children that bave been abducted by cuban non-custodial parents
will have a better chance to be repatriated through the international
court system.

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