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From the Editor's Desk...
04/14/00


"The New Colossus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, with conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand a mighty woman with a torch whose flame is imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. "Keep ancient lands your storied pomp!" cries she with silent lips. "Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Janet (WACO) Reno was incompetent when she was State Attorney of Dade County Florida and she's 10x worse in Washington DC! Truly an accident looking for a place to happen!  Hasn't she proven this well enough already?? Janet resign! Resign! RESIGN! Blame it on health reasons. But please, no matter what... Resign before you do far more serious damage to this trusting country. 

Reno made comments on the news that She will not use force to send little Elian back to Cuba... That's really "big" of her. Especially after Waco. Perhaps, she's double-talking and will use force to re-unite Elian and his estranged Daddy?  I don't trust this Attorney General's Judgment... there have been far too many atrocities during Janet Reno's administration of the DOJ.  There should be a strong, unending effort to offer Elian's Dad and his current family asylum and a fresh start.  There has been more bloodshed in the USA as a result of actions taken during Reno's administration on the part of "Law Enforcement" than under any other AG in US history.  Nice legacy there Janet...

It appears to me that many folks here do NOT realize that Elian and his mother did NOT live with nor were they part of his Dad's current family.  In fact, Elian lived with his divorced mother.  Also, if his Dad has so many "parental rights".... I must conclude he also had the right to go with them when they tried to reach the safety of the USA.  I do not believe his alleged rights supercede those of Elian's Mother's family.  After all, Elian was in the total custody of his mother and she LOST her life trying to give her son Elian a better life in our country!  Where is Janet Reno's sense of judgment in this matter?  I believe Reno is, as she has always been... totally anal retentive in this matter also.

There have been great sacrifices given to afford Elian Gonzales an opportunity to grow up in the land of opportunity yet Reno... in her singularly narrow minded and convoluted perception, wants to make certain there will be another Cuban harboring a great hatred of the USA.  This fool of an Attorney General had better wake up and see the BIG Picture here.  Its not a matter of a Presidential Campaign, its not a matter of a Father's Rights (He has None, he gave up Elian to his mother during the divorce), its not a matter of Politics.... It IS however, a matter of humanity and doing the right thing. 

That little boy...  who said he wishes to stay in the USA, has in so many words, asked for Political Asylum himself! Oh! I forgot... he's only six years of age... he hasn't reached the "age of reason" yet... therefore he does not know of what he speaks.  Baloney!  This boy, Elian Gonzales, has seen more, if not too much, of the stark reality of the real world and especially of the ugly, dark side of life to make far better, well informed decisions about his future than any ten sharpie Washington DC mouthpieces. Elian's Dad has for an attorney.. one of Clinton's former glib tongued defense attorneys.... I might add, one whom I thought did a mediocre job of representing Clinton....  This guy's got the snappy retorts but in the long run he is really only good for his sharp edged one-liners.

Once again, I say Clinton, Gore and the Democratic Party should stand up to CASTRO and tell him to buzz off!  If they (Castro & The Cubans)  wish to try blackmailing this country by threatening another Mariel Boatlift ...So what! One bright little boy's future is worth a thousand Mariel Boatlift Episodes.  President Clinton should simply allow the boy to stay in this country under executive order and offer the boy's father and family an opportunity to remain in the USA under the Political Asylum Laws.... that is, unless there are close family members being held hostage in Cuba by that thug Fidel Castro. 

If such is the case, then Asylum should be offered on the world's stage for the entire world community to be made fully aware of Castro's holding family members hostage, under dire threat should Elian's Dad accept an offer of Asylum. Turn the tables on Castro... make him aware that if anything should happen to any of the Gonzales Family that remains in Cuba ... What would happen to Castro's Regime would make the Bay of Pigs look like a tea party.  These oppressive thugs, like Castro, wreaking havoc and mayhem in the world community have got to be brought to an end and ultimately Justice.   

I firmly believe Elian Gonzales should be allowed to stay in our country, be schooled, mature and raise a loving family of his own.  The prospects of doing so in Cuba are as probable as finding the Cuban economy and opportunities as strong as they were in the early fifties...  That country has been frozen in time since those years...  The USA would be doing Elian and its own humanity a great disservice by condemning Elian to a life of misery in Cuba.

Hey Reno..... its "Wake-Up Time"

Political Football gets very painful for the football.  In this case Elian and his families, both here and in Cuba, are indeed the football.

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