Did you read the part from Illegal Alien I quoted? He sent his son a letter, and his son saved the return address. He posted on the internet about his son, and his son saw it. It has nothing to do with laws.
All of us understand that there's no magic bullet, but if we didn't believe that there was a chance that our actions could make a difference then we wouldn't be here. Including yourself.
Good point, Glib. What you & others need to understand that what transpired in the Aussie case was very unique in that the son actually received the letter from his father. The son was also with an org & not posted at Gold Base & Twin Peaks where mail is intercepted, read and if found to be non-threatening to the cult, passed onto the member. (They claim that opening people's mail, though a violation of federal law, are for security purposes because critics have been known to send poisonous powders, i.e., anthrax, through the mail.)
If the cult is aware that the member's family is critical of the cult, they will take aggressively take measures to prevent communications, by telephone & mail.
Yes, you can always try, but for those of us that have travelled down that road before, it is easy to be cynical. It's like when anons on WWP created the postcard campaign.. mailing postcards to Gold Base members knowing that federal laws prohibited the cult from tampering with the mail..<yeah right> or tossing the postcards over the fence at Gold Base... I laughed my head off to the stupidity of all that... none of those post cards got into the hands of members, except security & OSA staff.