Americans Again Reject Import Restrictions
77% of Posted Comments Against Renewal of Cypriot MOUhttp://culturalpropertyobserver.blogspot.com/2012/01/77-of-posted-comments-against-renewal.html
by Peter Tompa
John Hooker has performed the following analysis of the 338 comments posted on the regulations.gov website in response to the State Department's invitation to comment on the proposed renewal of the MOU with Cyprus:
The following results are rounded to 1% and are accurate to within 0.5%
Against the renewal of the MoU: 77%
For the renewal: 20%
This breaks down over the coin issue thus:
Those against the renewal that mentioned coins: 71%
Those against the renewal that did not mention coins: 6%
Those for the renewal that mentioned coins: 8%
Those for the renewal that did not mention coins: 12%
Inappropriate responses (6 people thought they were responding to a Peru MoU, one to the Bulgarian MoU): 3%
Another overwhelming rejection of import restrictions by the American people, to be followed by another demonstration that the Obama Administration does not care enough about violations of the spirit (and even the letter) of US Cultural property law by the bureaucrats responsible for its administration, to take action to correct these shameful abuses.
Once again the Kouroupas maladministration will simply ignore the desires of the American people and reimpose these unfair and illogical restrictions for their own purposes, despite clear evidence that this is not justifiable.
This is not the American way. Our laws are not playthings to be exploited by bureaucrats with private ideological agendas. The Kouroupas gang has got to go, and if the Obama administration is not willing to recognize its responsibility to act in that direction, let that be recorded as one more reason to seek change at the polls.