Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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An inter-cultural problem

A man in California, now in the Monterey jail, sold his daughter--his fourteen year-old daughter--for $16,000, 160 cases of beer, 100 cases of soda, 50 cases of Gatorade, two cases of wine, and six cases of meat. All those involved in the case are from the western Mexican state of Oaxaca, the police chief said. In the Oaxacan community, such an agreement is "normal and honorable," he said. "In California, it’s against the law." The police are trying to be culturally sensitive, in this Steinbeck-like story.

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"... when I'm in Mexico, I have to respect Mexican laws. When you're in the United States, you have to respect United States laws. That's the bottom line." The rule of law in America (rather than "cultural considerations") is the reason we don't have the European problem of Muslim fathers stabbing their daughters in the street. Let's hope it stays that way. Anyone know how long the guy will be locked up? Although practicing sexual slavery should = life, I am guessing it is an appallingly light sentence.

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