Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The GOP platform's Cuba plank

The Los Angeles Times obtains the 2012 Republican platform language on Cuba:

“We affirm our friendship with the people of Cuba and look toward their reunion with the rest of our hemispheric family. The anachronistic regime in Havana which rules them is a mummified relic of the age of totalitarianism, a state-sponsor of terrorism. We reject any dynastic succession of power within the Castro family and affirm the principles codified in U.S. law as conditions for the lifting of trade, travel, and financial sanctions: the legalization of political parties, an independent media, and free and fair internationally-supervised elections. We renew our commitment to Cuba’s courageous pro-democracy movement as the protagonists of Cuba’s inevitable liberation and democratic future. We call for a dedicated platform for the transmission of Radio and TV Marti and for the promotion of Internet access and circumvention technology as tools to strengthen the pro-democracy movement. We support the work of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba and affirm the principles of the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, recognizing the rights of Cubans fleeing Communism.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like the whole plank until it states its support for the Commission for Assistance for a free Cuba and of the principles of the Cuban Adjustment Act.

I am mpt against supporting it bu believe the existing commission is doing a lousy job and that the best way of supporting it should be to substitute all those running it.

As for the Cuban Adjustment Act. I believe that it should be done away with and that all Cubans allowed to enter the US should be previously approved by US consults in Havana.

The CAA allows the Cuban government to easily infiltrate spies into the US and promotes human trafficking, crimes and deaths in the ocean.

Also many of the Cubans who arrive at US shores are not really opponents to Castro but economic immigrants.

Our support for the Cuban opposition and for political oppression in the island should be shown by the number of permanent entry visas we offer them annually and by ensuring that an appropriate proportion of them should be assigned to political opponents of the Cuban regime.

This should not be overdone either since if we allow all Castro's political opponents to leave the island the opposition would be void of members and Cuba's totalitarian regime would have its existence prolongued.

One of the reasons the Cuban totalitarian regime has lasted so long is that Castro, with US help, has wisely used US immigration as a safety valve.

His policy in this respect was the opposite of the Russian who used the coldest and most miserable part of its territory as a dumping ground for politica exiles.

This brought about that they would always continue to attempt to return to the European parts of Russia to renew the cat and mouse game with the repressive organs of the Czar and of the communists.

Castro used the US as his dumping ground and since the US standard of living was higher the exiled opposition leaders stayed put and never attempted to return to the island except for short visits to see their family amd providing Castro with foreign exchange whenever he allowed them to set feet on the island.

It is more intelligent for the US to show its desire to help Cuba to become free by getting rid of the Cuban Adjustment Act
and increasing the number of permanent entry visas it provides to the island resident's.

This would prevent the infiltration of spies into US territory, reduce crimes and deaths into the high seas and provide a higher proportion of bona fide political opponents of the Castro government as immigrants to the US.