"He has a right to criticize, who has a heart to help." ~ Abraham Lincoln

Monday

Equal Constitutional Parental Rights ~ ChangePolitics

...and any needed reforms to the family law system to ensure them.

I am a children's rights activist. I have watched my stepson go through torture from his own mother before the courts actually did anything about it. 

His mother had TWO evaluations done that said exactly what kind of person she is, yet the judges refused to even look into this and continue to give her unsupervised visitations

Now, a new judge has taken the place of the other judge due to the old judge getting a promotion. This new judge has given the biological mother way more than what she deserves and has even stated that she has not done her homework on the case, but gives into this narcissistic persons demands.

If you were elected president, how would you fix the corruption in child custody areas?

Please remember our children are our future. If our children are mentally, psychologically, emotionally, etc. abused, how are they suppose to lead future generations?


Do you support constitutional parental rights for all? 

For some reason the candidates are outright avoiding this question. That is very telling in and of itself.

At least 100,000 voters & millions more would like this relatively simple question like an answer but it continues to be ignored by all the candidates. What do you say that maybe at least one candidate just give a simple answer like if they are or are not for it? I'd prefer an official public statement and that it be a major part of their campaign, but right now I'd even settle for a private message telling me to "bug off". Don't ignore me and all the other citizens who consider this to be a very important question worthy of undivided attention. Voters want an answer.

We all hear about the "war on women"... Well, what about the war on men & fathers in America? What are any of the candidates stances on family law reform to ensure equal parental rights and shared parenting? I'd like to know who is brave enough and "politically incorrect" enough to take on this massive issue?

It's an unconstitutional disgrace and an upwards of 50 billion dollars a year corrupt industry in the U.S. alone. That's just the annual traceable amounts, The actual numbers are astounding as are the negative effects on society as a whole. This issue is literally destroying society from within by destroying the family bonds & structure that a civilized nation needs to be strong and survive. No topic could more more important to this country as it effects all Men, women, and children.

We have no problem saying that fathers need to step up to the plate for their children, but we fail to warn them that when they do they get a fastball right between the eyes. - This has to stop!

Support in favor of this cause would not only mean an awful lot of votes from both Men and women, it would also be a chance to save our children and the decline of everything we hold dear to us not only as a nation but as civilized human beings.



Currently, there are laws, standards, and practices that--when combined--constitute discriminatory policies in Family Court jurisdictions particularly against fathers. By extension, these violate the rights of children.

Family Courts violate the Equal Protection Clause and Due Process Clause as a standard practice by relegating one parent to "Custodial" and another to "Non-Custodial", most often along gender lines.

The Supreme Court and Federal Circuit courts have long upheld the Parent-Child relationship as being so fundamental as to warrant EXTENSIVE due process protections.

There is consensus in the psychological community that shared parenting is in the best interests of children more often than not. Aside from the Constitutional Law violations, would it not stand to reason that shared parenting should be the standard, instead of the rare exception in separation/child custody issues?

Family Law needs serious reform, and Family Courts should not be empowered to create master/slave dynamics--again, especially along gender lines--without each parent having Due Process observed, and observed equally. Each parent should be on equal footing walking into a courtroom. Our children deserve to have both parents scrutinized by the same standards. That is in their "best interest".

A rebuttable presumption of shared parenting should be the starting point in all jurisdictions. The parent and/or state should have the burden of proof placed on their shoulders to prove the other parent as "unfit" or "less than fit" in order to deviate from the shared parenting presumption. The concept is the same as "presumption of innocence".

In the vast majority of cases, one parent(usually the father), has to overcome higher standards of proof to approach equality in parenting. Shared parenting presumptions begin to level the playing field, which is in our children's best interest. Family Law Reform needs to be an election topic in 2016.

Fatherlessness is associated with almost every societal ill facing our country’s children.
An estimated 24.7 million children (33%) live absent their biological father.

  • Of students in grades 1 through 12, 39 percent (17.7 million) live in homes absent their biological fathers.
  • According to 72.2 % of the U.S. population, fatherlessness is the most significant family or social problem facing America.
  • A
    mong children who were part of the “post-war generation,” 87.7% grew up with two biological parents who were married to each other. Today only 68.1% will spend their entire childhood in an intact family.
  • With the increasing number of premarital births and a continuing high divorce rate, the proportion of children living with just one parent rose from 9.1% in 1960 to 20.7% in 2012.
  • Currently, 55.1% of all black children, 31.1% of all Hispanic children, and 20.7% of all white children are living in single-parent homes.
  • White children born in the 1950-1954 period spent only 8% of their childhood with just one parent; black children spent 22%.
  • Of those born in 1980, by one estimate, white children can be expected to spend 31% of their childhood years with one parent, and black children 59%.
    • 57.6% of black children, 31.2% of Hispanic children, and 20.7% of white children are living absent their biological fathers.

You’ve heard about the crisis of fatherlessness and the negative consequences for children and for our society. Even if you are an involved dad, until we are successful, your children and grandchildren will be growing up in a culture of absent fathers and unfathered children. They will be affected! 

You can be a part of the solution!

Children in father-absent environments. WHY?

View 5 minute "Talk to Strangers" film trailer
A montage of Nick and Emily's struggle through the court custody evaluation that their parents believed would protect them during the parents' custody battle.
Posted by Child custody film on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Local View:Judges must do more to protect father-child relationshipsOpinion


Over the past few decades, research has shown the importance of fathers to their children’s well-being. These studies show children in father-absent environments are almost four times more likely to  live in poverty, are more likely to use drugs and alcohol, have significantly lower educational attainment, and are more likely to be sexually active.

Civil Rights

Children in father-absent environments are also more likely to engage in juvenile delinquency, have higher risk of being victimized by crime including sexual assault and domestic violence, and are more than twice as likely to commit suicide.
Criminal Justice

Of course, kids do better with two parents actively involved in their lives. But,
many people still fail to understand the importance of fathers. According to research by Joan Berlin Kelly, 50% of mothers “see no value in the father’s continued contact with his children after a divorce.”
In light of this alarming statistic, it is perhaps not surprising that a study published by the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry found that “40 percent of mothers report that they had interfered with the noncustodial father’s visitation on at least one occasion, to punish their ex-spouse.”
A recent report by the Federal Administration for Children and Families describes a harmful phenomenon called “maternal gatekeeping,” in which mothers interfere with fathers’ access to their children. According to this report, “more than half of nonresident fathers offered accounts of gatekeeping behavior, ranging from refusing to grant physical access to making frequent last-minute schedule changes.
Gatekeeping also came in more indirect forms, such as refusal to communicate in person or by phone, withholding information from the father about the child, or berating the father.”
Motives for maternal gatekeeping vary. In some cases, mothers use children as a weapon and deny fathers access to their children as a way to punish them. In other cases, mothers use children for financial gain. According to the ACF report, “mothers would sometimes restrict access when a father failed to provide ‘extras’ over and above the required child support.”
It’s remarkable to me that Thompson cites the ACF report. It’s a fairly obscure work about which no one has commented in the mainstream press to my knowledge. I wrote three pieces on it and Thompson’s is the only other piece I know of. Good for her. She’s doing her homework.

Saturday

Lawyers Who Profit at the Expense of our Children.

The late Judge E. Spencer Walton of St. Joseph County, Indiana often remarked that one of the most important duties of an attorney opening a new file was also one of the least appreciated. 
Guess which he was referring to?
a.  Keeping the client informed.
b.  Treating the client as an equal
 partner in the matter.
c.  Reviewing the file regularly.
d.  Closing the file.
e.  Copying the file for the client.

d. Closing the file.
(The actual answer - and 21% of responses)
Judge Walton’s admonition may actually stand in some considerable contrast to what the general ethic of the legal profession is: dedicated, zealous, and perhaps even endless advocacy.
But we think that at least in family cases he may be absolutely right.  Are families actually assisted by teams of lawyers and a judiciary remaining more or less permanently involved in their affairs?
Family Law (film)
Family Law (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It seems to us that the legal profession, not to mention members of the public wanting to make aggressive and far-reaching use of the legal profession, could take a lesson from Judge Walton.  And perhaps from the tendency of more progressive physicians to attempt to work with the human body rather than against the human body.
The “Extra Quote” this week speaks to this point.  Chief Justice Burger went to considerable lengths to try to put the brakes on the law’s tendency (sometimes even a well-intentioned one) to get involved in too much of people’s lives.  And then to stay too long.
At the very least, it seems to us that in family matters parents should be encouraged to do all they can, and use all the useful counseling, mediation, and other resources at their disposal, to reassume responsibility for their lives and the lives of their children.

What Kind of Civil Litigator Are You?

Top 30 indications that you are probably a sleazy civil lawyer
 "South Florida Style"
(if 3 or more apply it’s a rebuttable presumption):


Tuesday

One cannot check out on their child


people family problems

3 Things to Consider About How Divorce Affects Children


Good parenting “requires loving the children more than one dislikes the spouse they are divorcing.”


Excerpt:

Bottom line: Parenthood and especially divorcing parenthood demands that an individual be mature, confident, and selfless. In essence, it requires an adult rather than a child walking around masquerading as an adult.

Read more at http://www.beliefnet.com/Love-Family/Parenting/Articles/3-Things-to-Consider-About-How-Divorce-Affects-Children.aspx?p=2#4JkuBtU3KcyYtzz5.99

Friday

LETTER CAMPAIGN TO DEMAND FAMILY LAW~CPS REFORM

Operation Family Law~CPS Reform

 Letter Campaign

UPDATE MISSION STATEMENT 

In all indications of the talk out of the legislative bodies, 2016 will be the year of reform of the social programs of Child Welfare Divisions. Although funded by the Federal Government, each State and county will have their own policies and procedures drafted around the new legislative actions in 2016. The new bills could be the means for some states to adopt a 'family friendly' policy of helping families to remain together, and some states will cling to their standard practice of seizing kids for federal dollars. The only way to end the incentivized profit gain off children is to end ASFAct. We encourage all writers to demand this end to ASFA. 

In the year of 2017, the group will decide how to restructure our efforts to change the current justice system of Family law/dissolution and custody. As family law in relation to child custody, child support, is a federal justice problem, our need to write legislative bodys will end our refocus will be on addressing the justice system and the avenues available to bring a change, whereas prior change to the Child welfare divisions focused on a social program and policy change and not a justice system change.

For the following months of 2016, we encourage you to write to those legislative representatives on committees whose task will be in the reform of the Child welfare social programs not seen since 1980. We can say, this will be the last year you will be able to have a voice if reform occurs this year. Once the reform is put into place, there will be little our efforts will be able to do to change it for a good deal of time as the legislative body will put it aside and allow the new changes to develop. So be a strong voice in 2016, reform is coming.

2016 MISSION STATEMENT.

Our purpose is to provide formatted letters to send to State and Federal Offices in the Unites States. We ask that you join, click going to show you support the movement. We ask members to not make personal statements or comments. This is a site to retrieve copy and paste letters to email to your representatives. Please add into the body of the letters your own personal information before sending. We will be adding letters through out the remainder of the year to send to all representatives in our fifty states. We will begin with the states that have current outrageous headlines of cps abuse or family court abuse. We ask all American Citizens to send their letters and ask for a full reform of these two branches of government.

Please see also Operation CPS reform and Family law reform groups and page.
1. Operation CPS reform and Family Law reform page will feature current cases of cps abuse and family law abuse.
2. Operation CPS reform and family law reform group page will feature like minded groups and their rallys /events
3. Operation CPS reform and Family Law reform ; letter campaign event page will feature formatted letters to send to government officials. 

We hope we will all join together to make a difference for all Americans.

In all this, it can only be a success if many Americans come together to move this forward. This is the only way, many voices become one. Please be sure to always make a strong statement of your losses in these two agencies at the end of each letter.

Monday

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on America's Fathering Crisis

Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016
On MLK Day, I find myself reflecting on my father-in-law’s story. I am also reminded that Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream” speech was about being a father. It was about envisioning the future he wanted for his children, and then working to make that dream a reality.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” he said.

We can all learn something from Dr. King, Dr. Little, and Championship Fathers across the globe …

More important than a man’s circumstances—his race, his socioeconomic status, his custodial or marital situation—is the way in which he handles his circumstances and envisions the future.
English: Dr. Martin Luther King giving his &qu...
English: Dr. Martin Luther King giving his "I Have a Dream" speech during the March on Washington in Washington, D.C., on 28 August 1963. Español: Dr. Martin Luther King dando su discurso "Yo tengo un sueño" durante la Marcha sobre Washington por el trabajo y la libertad en Washington, D.C., 28 de agosto de 1963. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Do you model self-control? Do you remain calm and rational, even when others are becoming bitter … perhaps even violent? Can you hold your head high because you know you are acting like the dignified man you want your children to see?
English: Attorney General Kennedy and Rev. Dr....
English: Attorney General Kennedy and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 22 June 1963, Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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