Below, you will see a press release written by the TJC. They carefully chose the words, babied it, and took their time to craft it. Yes, it is about disgust with ODR, the Georgia case, and years of feeling diminished and humiliated against the abundant availability of foreign women via international dating sites. But most of all, the press release represents the culmination of natural reactions that incorporate the following concepts and notions:Anger
- a response to a perceived threat to self or important others, present, past, or future. The threat may appear to be real or imagined. Anger is often a response to the perception of threat due to a physical conflict, injustice, negligence, humiliation or betrayal among other contentions. Hatred
- an emotion of intense revulsion, distaste, enmity, or antipathy for a person, thing, or phenomenon, generally attributed to a desire to avoid, restrict, remove, or destroy the hated object. Hate is a rational reaction to people whose interests consistently conflict with one's own. Hate is an emotion, hence it serves the protective mode of a person. People whose behavior threatens one's own survival interests are to be hated. The passions of hate arise from several features of our thinking process. These include wanting to assign blame to others for our misfortune, protecting our self-esteem, a desire to strengthen our community, alleviating our fears (by destroying the evil others), and several types of errors in reasoning, including cognitive bias.Backlash
- a popular extreme negative reaction against something that has gained popularity, prominence, or influence. While sometimes a backlash represents a categorical rejection of the idea, aesthetic, product, or fad in question, it often is more reflective of a collective resentment of that thing's ubiquity in culture and media, more than its mere existence.Propaganda
- a type of message aimed at influencing the opinions or behavior of people. Often, instead of impartially providing information, propaganda can be deliberately misleading, using logical fallacies, which, while sometimes convincing, are not necessarily valid.Egotism
- a doctrine that individual self-interest is the appropriate motive of all conscious action. Such a belief asserts that individual self-interest is the valid end of all actions. Egotism manifests as excessive rationalization, denial, narcissism, as well as the inordinate concern for oneself, or a tendency to speak or write of oneself boastfully and at great length. Egotism may also be coupled with an inflated sense of one's own importance, at the denial of others. This conceit is a character trait, which describes a person who acts to gain values in an amount greater than that of the values he/she gives to others. Egotism is often accomplished by exploiting the altruism, irrationality and ignorance of others, as well as utilizing coercive force and/or fraud.
And most of all -Revenge
or vengeance or retribution or vendetta - retaliation against a person or group in response to a perceived wrongdoing. Although many aspects of revenge resemble or echo the concept of justice, revenge usually has a more injurious than harmonious goal. http://www.pr-inside.com/constitutionality-of-international-marriage-r77969.htm
Constitutionality of International Marriage Broker Regulation Act Upheld
2007-03-27 21:14:59 -
FALLS CHURCH, Va., March 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, in an important legal decision, Judge Clarence Cooper (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia) rejected an international marriage broker's claim that the 2005 International Marriage Broker Regulation Act (IMBRA) is unconstitutional. IMBRA is a new law designed to provide greater protection for foreign women who marry men through what are commonly known as "mail order bride" agencies.
The lawsuit defeated in Monday's decision was brought by a leading international marriage broker, European Connections ("EC"). EC alleged that the law's requirement that IMBs provide information to foreign women about their legal rights and violent histories of their prospective American husbands violated their constitutional rights. In a detailed 40-page decision, Judge Cooper found that "The rates of domestic violence against immigrant women are much higher than those of the U.S. population" and that "IMBRA is highly likely to reduce domestic abuse -- and may actually save lives." When considering EC's arguments that IMBRA's implementation would cost them money, the judge noted that "the Court is confronted with the classic 'blood-versus-money' analysis, and the safety of foreign women coming to the United States is clearly the more vital interest."
The lawsuit was a part of the IMB industry's on-going efforts to resist regulation. The requirements imposed by IMBRA seek to ensure that women who speak limited English, have no social ties in the U.S., and are unfamiliar with U.S. laws are given sufficient information to protect themselves. IMBRA was passed in 2005 with wide bi-partisan support as a part of the Violence Against Women Act, after over a decade of examination by Congress of the special vulnerabilities of immigrant women to abuse and recent attention to concerns about abuse through the IMB industry.
The United States Attorney's Office and the Tahirih Justice Center defended both cases. The Tahirih Justice Center was represented on pro bono basis by the law firms of Arnold & Porter and Jones Day.
Please go to http://www.tahirih.org/
for more information on IMBRA. Call for an interview with an IMBRA expert or abused "mail order bride."
Through direct legal services and public policy advocacy, the Tahirih Justice Center works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States from gender-based violence.
CONTACT: Layli Miller-Muro, Executive Director of the Tahirih Justice Center, office: +1-703-575-0070 ext. 547; cell: +1-202-246-1844
Source: Tahirih Justice Center