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Our local radio station did a piece on this a few days ago.  I had no idea there were children being given life without parol.  And I bet the vast majority of Americans don't know it either.

As for ratifying the CRC, the US has had a bad case of "no one can tell us what to do" lately.  I'd venture to bet that, if asked if they think it is wrong to give a child a life sentence, most Americans would say yes.  But ask them if the the US should obey some international law, regardless what it is, many would hesitate to say yes.  And that's how the pols get away with it.  That and the fact that most people never even hear about these things.

The link to the radio program is here.

Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities. -Voltaire

by p------- on Fri Oct 14th, 2005 at 04:26:12 PM EST

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