SHOCK!! I am very flattered by your public statements of support. Perhaps I am not the best candidate to solely represent your cause in Washington, DC. My friend Jack Abramoff of Greenberg-Taurig has been keenly interested in representing Taiwan interests and was the “second contender” for the Cassidy & Associates contract with the Taiwan Research Institute.
He is “Michael Jordan” of the Saipan scandals and is very experienced with Insular Law issues and the backstabbing politics of the State Dept. The threats of Neo-McCarthyism have been overblown, but the One China types have been inclined to smear their opposition, thus the need for heavy armor in the political lobbying. Abramoff has a team of 11 people, and I am available to help assist you as needed.
Perhaps you should consider forming a non-profit corporation and then legally contracting with a DC lobbist. That would eliminate the redunancy of overhead, offices, and the need to reconnect with the DC guanxi networks. A fast track into DC beltway.
There is FAPA, but I must clearly state the the American principals, including some foreigners, are not yet up to speed in the issues of SFPT. I have communicated with them, and frankly, they do not support the SFPT as as a 50 year old treaty. Period.
“Blue Team” principals are familiar with my assertions and research on SFPT. Their confusion and contention is there needs to be a “professionally qualified” legal opinion issued. To this end, I have a short list of US attorneys with sufficient experience in the field of SFPT, Insular laws, or the “extra-territoriality” of Alien Tort Claims Act. Some come from Berkeley or East Coast Ivy League univerisities.
Regretably, Jordan Paust does not have any professional interest in Taiwan issues and is not professionally informed about the SFPT. He is the modern “Blackstone commentaries” of 18 USC 7(3).
I should suggest that a non-profit corporation might be formed to legally fight for “human rights” anchored in laws of war (eg. SFPT). This is a form of political lobbying within the safe harbor of ‘KMT redress’ of SFPT, or a Jewish Holocaust Restitution type effort.
The hiring of a lobbist with Tom Delay guanxi is very desireable to getting the message out in DC.
I don’t have any connections to Greenberg-Taurig, it is just my opinion of the matter after three years of unresponsiveness of the ACLU, FAPA, and Amnesty International. My opinion is very low of them and for good reasons.
Lest you think I am too right of center, the Blue Team types usually think I am out of “left-field”, but they do listen to me. Sometimes.
Broadbased support is possible, as I was also a research assistant to Dr. Frederic Deyo. He (and I) did in country research including a little extra work at Academia Sinicia in 1990 and 1991. Dr. Shelley Rigger and Linda Arriyo will be able to inform you better of the significance of this. Or ask Wu Naijen of the DPP.