From: "Kel Krosschell" <firstname.lastname@example.org
To: "George Gilliland" <email@example.com
Subject: Fw: Summit for America's Future
Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 00:37:34 -0500
As if he had no clue...
Kel Krosschell (Rochester, MN.)
I am "forwarding" this letter, which is direct and "to the point," to others, including, as you can see, many of our "elected officials" in and from Minnesota. It is also going to the President of our country. It will be interesting to see if a repsonse is forthcoming from any of them, and if they realize the importance of the `bias' and leaving out of children's lives, an important `element,' shall we say, "FATHERS!"
I would hope that many other men and dads also forward this letter to these same people to let them know these issues are IMPORTANT!!
George in St. Paul, MN.
From: Kel Krosschell <firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Summit for America's Future
Date: Monday, April 28, 1997 9:38 PM
Your statement in the 4/26 USA Weekend insert to my local paper seems to have a notable hole in it. You speak of an "all-out effort to engage everyday citizens in meeting the real challenges that face today's youth." You mention: Americorps volunteers, Presidents, mother, grandfather, grandmother, and leaders from communities, religious and service organizations, business and government. It is clear from this publication and others I have read that a major focus of this effort is to encourage a mentorship program, "plans to link caring adults with youngsters who need them." I heard you on a radio ad, talking about how being a father is the hardest job you have. An editorial in my local paper describes the leading of the summit in this way, "Colin Powell has undertaken a new task which, by comparison, makes handling the presidency look easy."
And yet you defy the common DAD. Your administration uses dads as political material to be traded for votes. Your "Human Services" leadership has a vendetta against dads. You, by your own free will and with full knowledge, reduce fathers to cash machines. And you make the message clear to the kids "All your dad is good for is to pay your mom." You have an entire nationwide organization who devote themselves to accomplishing this agenda.
Your willingness to support this organization even when they resort to criminal methods to more easily and quickly "bash dads" exposes your real goals. You talk "pro-kid." But your actions deny the obvious facts of the divorce era:That kids who grow up missing either parent are dealt a blow that is difficult to recover from. Now we have fatherless girls getting pregnant and raising a generation of children who not only are missing their fathers, but whose mothers grew up without fathers as well. How long will you let the gender bias of your child support enforcement industry blind you to the destruction they do to the American family? Give the next generation of American children the gift of a family. Blow the whistle on those who run their "dad bashing agenda" under the official cover of child support enforcement. Failure to do so is to thumb your nose at your own news grabbing efforts to supposedly "give kids a chance."
"We can solve our problems if we come together and lift each other up."
..... Bill Clinton
"Beating dads down can only be viewed as contempt for the family. Bashing the family cannot solve the social problems we face today. If our leaders cannot face such a basic concept, then those that claim to govern must be convicted of their crimes and removed from power."
..... Kel Krosschell Kel Krosschell
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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 14:47:39 -0700 (PDT)
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