The courts won on this one, as to their power to dictate law as an ideology. This case really highlights just about everything that can go wrong when bureaucrats and judges lose site of wisdom.
Was justice served Monday when a little girl called Veronica was taken from her biological father, a Cherokee, and returned to the white South Carolina couple who had begun to adopt her at birth four years ago?
This is one of those heartbreaking stories that periodically makes headlines, sending a shiver down the spines of adoptive parents and enraging Native Americans whose children had been ripped away from them so often that a federal law was passed in 1978 to put safeguards in place.
The facts of this case seem so unfair to the biological father that it’s hard to understand why the adoptive parents have ended up with custody.