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Mistreating Native American Children

Liberal social policy at work.

Aug 20, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 45 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
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The Capobiancos have argued that their case represents a “misuse” of the Indian Child Welfare Act. But they’re wrong. Because Veronica does indeed have “a drop of Cherokee blood,” it was perfectly legal for her to be ripped from her family. Only when this law is repealed will the welfare of children like her be protected.

Ethan Epstein is an editorial assistant at The Weekly Standard.

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