Now I’ve heard everything. As if a U.S. Senator doesn’t have anything better to do, Claire McCaskill is going to “press” the country of Ireland to make public their private adoption records, something which isn’t even the law in this country.
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Philomena Lee’s tireless effort to track down her son who was taken from her at an Irish convent and was adopted by a St. Louis family has inspired an Oscar-nominated film.
Now, her story has prompted a U.S. senator to pressure the Irish government to open its adoption records.
On Thursday, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., sat with Lee at a news conference in Washington, calling on Ireland to immediately pass legislation to help reconnect children and their birth mothers. …
McCaskill said she will consider a Senate resolution or formal letter of protest to the Irish government in its role of keeping many of the adoption records sealed. She noted the U.S. also will be appointing a new Irish ambassador this year, and the issue should be made a factor in that appointment process. …
Can you guess what I’m thinking?
McCaskill is a senator in the United States of America. She’s a senator in this country. We the People of the United States are her constituents. There’s a situation here in this country that’s far more pertinent to the citizens of this country and which should therefore be of utmost concern to every U.S. senator.
There are currently sealed records that are far more important to the citizens of this country than old adoption records in Ireland.
How about McCaskill introducing a Senate resolution to protest the role that the Hawaiian state government played in sealing formerly open public vital records that would have answered the many questions that We the People rightfully have about the person who currently occupies the Oval Office?
How about McCaskill introducing a Senate resolution to protest the fact that the Hawaiian Dept. of Health at times violated Hawaiian law and its own policies and procedures with regard to citizen access to public vital records?
How about McCaskill working to “immediately pass legislation” requiring vital records to once again be public records, as they were in the past?
How about McCaskill working to “immediately pass legislation” requiring every candidate for the presidency (or for any elected federal office) to present certified and authenticated identity documents (birth records, school records, passport records, selective service records, etc.) to the public (their employers), with such legislation laying out severe penalties should the documents fail to pass muster in a court-overseen validation process?
What should be of more concern to a U.S. senator? That foreign-born adoptees learn who their biological parents were or that
We the People of the USA know exactly who our president is?