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Parental Alienation Techniques – 25 Scary Facts About Brainwashing

In Alienation of Affection, Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Support, Children and Domestic Violence, Civil Rights, CPS, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Family Court Reform, Family Rights, fatherlessness, fathers rights, motherlessness, mothers rights, Non-custodial fathers, Non-custodial mothers, parental alienation, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Relocation, parental rights, Parental Rights Amendment, Parentectomy, Parents rights on July 31, 2009 at 7:11 pm

Children who are kept away deliberately by custodial parents from the visitation parent are experts in coercion against a child. 

How many of these components can you list that are a part of Parental Alienation Syndrome? – Parental Rights

25 Scary Facts About Brainwashing

By Jill Gordon

Although there are a lot of unfounded myths and conspiracy theories about brainwashing, it is still considered to be a very serious and scary mind control technique. As a student, you’re used to analyzing problems from all angles and making your own deductions, independent of what anyone else tells you. But what if things didn’t always work that way? Here are 25 scary and surprising facts about brainwashing.

Theory and Systems

These mind control and brainwashing theories tackle the history of brainwashing and different techniques used to control victims.

  1. Repeated confrontation: The repeated confrontation method supposedly serves to “break down a person’s resistance, expose poor habits, and allow the person to start over with correct methods and new goals,” according to VisionandPsychosis.net.
  2. Brainwashing has nothing to do with self-discipline: Even in situations involving obsessive compulsive behavior or corrupted thought processes, any new idea or practice brought about through self-discipline is not considered brainwashing. Brainwashing exclusively refers to manipulating a person’s sensibilities and thought processes against their will.
  3. The use of chemicals, drugs or physical tools isn’t brainwashing: If someone is using chemicals, drugs, weapons or other physical devices to get desired results from a person, he or she is not brainwashing them. Brainwashing is mind control without the use of outside resources.
  4. Education and re-education: Before the term brainwashing was introduced, the same techniques and effects were referred to as “re-education,” in the U.S. in the Soviet Union especially.
  5. Brainwashing is generally considered a form of torture: Because manipulators may use torture methods to achieve brainwashing their victims, brainwashing itself is referred to as a form of torture in some dictionaries.
  6. The Chinese are the first official brainwashers: Brainwashing was coined in the early 1950s by journalist Edward Hunter, who wanted to describe the efforts of the Chinese Communists to control the minds and thought processes of the Chinese people after their takeover in 1949.
  7. Brainwashing is especially effective during times of transition: During times of major social, political or personal transition, the brain is most vulnerable to brainwashing.
  8. Guilt, confession and shaming techniques: Making victims feel guilty or shameful for putting faith in their original convictions, lifestyle, or family and friends is an effective technique for forcing them to accept new ideas.
  9. Confinement and isolation: Keeping victims confined and away from the people and environments that are familiar to them breaks down resistance and is a technique often used to brainwash individuals.
  10. Despite torture, victims often end up feeling a bond between themselves and their captors: After accepting the new ideals of the group, victims will also accept their treatment and even feel bonded and loyal to their captors.
  11. Mystical Manipulation: This mind control technique is used to convince victims that their captors or leaders experience divine intervention. Supposedly spontaneous “magic” or spiritual-like experiences will occur, making the brainwashers seem more powerful and truthful, but it is actually an orchestrated plan designed to trick victims.
  12. Purity and perfection: Brainwashers and cult groups force victims to become converts who wholly accept and support the ideals of the group. The group is considered the only true way to become pure and good, and members must always strive for perfection.
  13. Time control: Psychologist Margaret Singer lists time control as an effective brainwashing or mind control technique, which requires that manipulators or cult leaders monitor and designate the way victims spend their time, including what they think about at any given moment.
  14. Ideals and beliefs are viewed as black and white: There is no room for debate, analysis or questioning when brainwashing. A victim must completely accept any new ideas and wholly reject any competing beliefs, lifestyles, people or experiences.
  15. Restriction of independent thinking or actions: According to mental health counselor Steven Hassan’s BITE model for mind control, effective brainwashing requires victims to ask for permission before making decisions or doing certain things. The idea that everything must be done for the group and with the group is also a prominent brainwashing tactic.
  16. Spying: Steven Hassan has also found that spying is encouraged among group members and victims to heighten a sense of paranoia and loyalty to group leaders.
  17. Dehuminzation and demonization: Cult or group leaders may dehumanize or demonize outside people or ideas in order to make their ideas seem more like the only true, good way.
  18. Torture and stress techniques: Psychiatrist and researcher William Sargant found that “intense signals, longer than normal waiting periods, rotating positive and negative signals and changing…physical condition” were effective techniques for radically changing the personality of dogs.
  19. Dispensing of Existence: This term or technique refers to the idea that brainwashers have the power to control the fate of the existence or placement of victims in their group.
  20. Sacred Science: This brainwashing principle means that the ideas of the group, or the ideas that a brainwasher is trying to instill in his or her victim, are equal to God in terms of purity, sacredness and truth.
  21. Brainwashing is more of a pop culture phenomenon rather than a scientific fact: While there has been much theoretical research done on brainwashing, mind control and cults, Slate writer Dahlia Lithwick tries to explain the reasoning behind the American brainwashing defense — in criminal court and generally — by writing that “brainwashing became so much a part of mainstream popular culture.”

Actual Cases

These famous cases have kept brainwashing and the threat of mind control in the public eye.

  1. U.S. use of the term brainwashing: The term brainwashing started being used in U.S. vocabulary during the Korean War as a way of explaining why American troops switched sides after being prisoners-of-war. Their defection was probably caused by torture, like sleep-deprivation.
  2. Patty Hearst: Patty Hearst, granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst, was famously kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) in 1974. She was brainwashed and eventually assisted in a bank robbery with the SLA, for which she was imprisoned. Two years later, President Jimmy Carter commuted her term, and she was released. President Bill Clinton fully pardoned Hearst in 2001.
  3. Nazis and propaganda: Many believe that the Nazi’s use of propaganda brainwashed the German citizens into believing the lies about Jews and other supposedly “inferior” races or social groups.
  4. Elizabeth Smart: The story of kidnapped teenager Elizabeth Smart was a major public-interest news story from the time she disappeared in 2002 until she was found nine months later. Smart’s parents and family members were suspected of the crime, but Smart was ultimately found in the custody of Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Ileen Barzee. In an interview with Good Morning America, Elizabeth’s father Ed Smart revealed that he believed his daughter had been brainwashed. Elizabeth had stayed with her captors in the mountains behind her home and heard rescuers calling for her, but never left Mitchell or Barzee.

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Men are often silent victims of domestic violence – Family/Relationships – San Luis Obispo

In Child Custody, Child Support, Children and Domestic Violence, Civil Rights, Department of Social Servies, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Family Court Reform, Family Rights, Feminism, Foster CAre Abuse, Freedom, Liberty, Marriage, National Parents Day, Non-custodial fathers, Non-custodial mothers, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Parental Kidnapping, Parentectomy, Parents rights, Restraining Orders, Rooker-Feldman Doctrine on July 31, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Thursday, Jul. 30, 2009

Men are often silent victims of domestic violence

| divorce360.com

On July 4, former NFL star Steve McNair was shot dead by a girlfriend. McNair, 36, a married man, was shot four times in his sleep on the Fourth of July by a girlfriend that was 16 years his junior. The girlfiend, Sahel Kazemi, then killed herself. According to the police, Kazemi was upset about financial problems and believed that McNair was seeing someone else.

According to the Department of Justice report on the National Violence Against Women Survey, nearly 900,000 men are victims of physical violence by a domestic partner. That roughly translates to a man being beaten every 38 seconds. The government counts both heterosexual and homosexual male victims of abuse in the study.

In general, the gender breakdown of callers to the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) is 85 percent women to 15 percent men. From 2003 to present, male victims calling the hotline represent a mere 2.41 percent of all calls. Even so, NDVH have recorded calls for help from 19,046 men in that five-year period.

“Many male victims/survivors do not report or discuss the abuse against them,” says Emily Toothman, a spokesperson for the NDVH. “In light of this, these numbers should not be used as an extensive study of male domestic violence victims in our country. However, I hope these numbers offer some insight into this relatively unidentified population.”

Of the men living with abusive women, most do not report incidents of abuse to police unless the injury is significant enough to result in emergency medical care. The primary reason for non-reporting is shame. Because of this trend, scientific studies by a number of renowned universities and social agencies, and governmental departments such as the Department of Justice, uncover a better picture of this victim group than police and court records.

Studies show that men are more likely to be hit with an object or stabbed while women are more likely to be hit with a fist, kicked or shot. While abused men remain in the relationship for many reasons, the top three reasons, according to the Department of Justice report are:

1. Protecting their children.

Fearing the courts will automatically give custody to the mother, the father worries that his children will be abused if they leave the family home.

2. Assuming blame.

In this situation, men buy into the woman’s reasons for delivering abuse rather than recognizing the abuse is unreasonable. This trait is common among both women and men.

3. Dependency.

The man is dependent on the woman for financial, social, or emotional support and fears the loss of such if he leaves the relationship. This trait, too, is shared between women and men suffering abuse.

“The good news is that organizations like the NDVH help both men and women. We can even direct men to support groups and help lines in their own communities,” says Patty Perez, spokesperson for the National Domestic Violence Hotline.

The toll free number for the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233), and the web site address for more information is http://www.ndvh.org/.

Visit divorce360.com for help before, during and after divorce.

Men are often silent victims of domestic violence – Family/Relationships – San Luis Obispo.

The State of Fatherhood – Florida International University

In Alienation of Affection, Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Support, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, deadbeat dads, Department of Social Servies, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Family Court Reform, Family Rights, fatherlessness, fathers rights, Liberty, Marriage, National Parents Day, Non-custodial fathers, Non-custodial mothers, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Rights Amendment, Parentectomy, Parents rights, Restraining Orders, Rooker-Feldman Doctrine on July 31, 2009 at 2:30 am

“Divorce marginalizes or severs a father’s relationship with his child,” he says. “In reality, the father becomes a visitor in his or her life. He is no longer a father in the very literal sense.”

“Children of divorce really miss their fathers” the reports goes on to state. Is it hard for mothers to care about their children enough to let them see their dads? It is time for moms to put their anger aside, and really, really consider the children.

FIU lab investigates the state of fatherhood

By Sissi Aguila

Family roles have changed substantially since the 1950s. Mom now works outside the home. And dad is expected to be more involved in raising the kids. But as parental roles and responsibilities become less defined, psychologists question: Are there essential characteristics of fathering versus mothering?

FIU’s Fatherhood Lab explores these issues and Psychology Professor Gordon Finley, who runs the lab, focuses specifically on how divorce impacts fathers and the development of their children. Finley has found that a father’s role is unique and far too often neglected by the family court system.

Using questionnaires and a retrospective technique in which he asked 1,989 young adults to think back on their relationship with their fathers, Finley found that children of divorce really miss their fathers. According to Finley, they are denied a relationship with them because of present-day family law and court practices.

“Divorce marginalizes or severs a father’s relationship with his child,” he says. “In reality, the father becomes a visitor in his or her life. He is no longer a father in the very literal sense.”

Risky behaviors

For decades, researchers focused on motherhood when studying parenting. Today more attention is being paid to fathers, and the data is consistently showing that fathers are vital to raising happy, healthy and successful children. “They contribute more than bringing home the bacon,” Finley says.

The statistics are alarming: children from fatherless homes account for 63 percent of youth suicides, 85 percent of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders and 71 percent of all high school dropouts. And 37 percent of fathers have no access or visitation rights to their children.

Finley’s research indicates that fathers are more effective at attenuating high-risk behaviors such as sex, drugs and other criminal activities. These behaviors also involve high social costs.

Yet Finley says that his findings on fatherhood do not match today’s social reality or family policy. In divorce cases, the father rarely gets custody (only in about 15 percent of cases) and shared parenting is not equal. Fathers usually see their children only once a week and two weekends a month.

A girl needs her dad

Finley’s findings also suggest that parent-children relationships are not as much about identification or imitation, as once thought, but about transaction. The way a girl learns to become a woman is through her interaction with her father. That will determine how she will relate to men in her adult life.

His study concluded that girls experience a greater impact by divorce than boys.

“The real cost is actually to the daughters of divorce. They don’t have relationships with their fathers. So when they enter adolescence and start questioning whether to have sex, they don’t have a realistic idea of what men are like.”

When evaluating the consequences of divorce for children, balance is critical, says Finley. Society has a vested interest in balance.

Informing social policy

The take-home message, according to Finley, is simple: “Fathers matter. Children need their fathers and, as it turns out, fathers need their children,” he says.

Divorced fathers are eight to 10 times more likely to commit suicide than divorced mothers.  They also are higher on most indices of personal and social distress than divorced mothers.

Social policy, Finley argues, needs to catch up to the research: “Family law should be based on social science research – not ideology.”

Finley is a frequent contributor to journals that influence public policy. His study, “Father Involvement and Long Term Young Adult Outcomes: The Differential Contributions of Divorce and Gender,” was published by Family Court Review, an interdisciplinary communication forum for judges, attorney, mediators and professionals in the mental health and human services.

Earlier this year, Finley’s work provided the background for an article on divorced fathers and their adult offspring written for the American Bar Association’s Family Law Journal by Judith Wallerstein.  She is a leading psychologist and researcher who conducted a 25-year study on the effects of divorce on the children involved. Wallerstein has had considerable influence on the California court system.

Says Finley, “Today my goals are to continue research but also to shift the foundation of family policy from outdated ideology to current social science through increased public and governmental awareness.”

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Child Welfare Programs Face Deeper Cuts | News10.net | Sacramento, California | News

In Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Support, child trafficking, children's behaviour, CPS, cps fraud, Family Rights on July 30, 2009 at 2:11 am
Two of Three Children on Child Welfare Services DO NOT NEED WELFARE SERVICES AT ALL. They were taken from their homes by fat, lazy, overpaid do-gooders to justify their overblown salaries. This means CPS and social workers will have to concentrate on kids that were really abused. It about time that CPS workers got a real job, or at least protect the real kids that need protection.

Child Welfare Programs Face Deeper Cuts
Posted By: Dave Marquis 5 hrs ago

Sacramento, CA – Child welfare programs in counties across California are losing $80 million in state funding as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger used his line-item veto power to balance the state budget.

The county-run Child Welfare Services programs respond to reports of abuse and neglect.

“Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today sent a clear message to the abused and neglected children of California: Please take a number,” said Frank Mecca, executive director of the County Welfare Directors Association of California.

In Sacramento, child advocates said the funding cuts will put children at greater risk. “We’re basically going to be cutting the prevention services, the treatment services and the ability for children to find a safe place to live,” said Sheila Boxley, C.E.O. of The Child Abuse Prevention Center.

For parents who’ve benefitted from programs at risk of being cut, the loss is personal. “We were taught how to be better parents and to use positive reinforcement,” said Malinda Bingham, the mother of four in El Dorado Hills, who says a partly state-funded parental education program helped her and her husband cope during a stressful time in their lives.

“I wonder where some of these parents are going to turn?” asked her husband, Justin Bingham.

By dmarquis@news10.net

News10/KXTV

Copyright 2009 / All Rights Reserved

Child Welfare Programs Face Deeper Cuts | News10.net | Sacramento, California | News.

The Penny King’s Open Letter to Teri Stoddard of Concord California – Associated Content 1

In Alienation of Affection, Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Support, children criminals, children legal status, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, custody, deadbeat dads, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Family Court Reform, Family Rights, fatherlessness, fathers rights, Feminism, Freedom, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Marriage, National Parents Day, Non-custodial fathers, parental alienation, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Relocation, Parents rights, Restraining Orders, Teri C. Stoddard, Teri Stoddard on July 29, 2009 at 6:13 pm

Family Rights and Shared Parenting Advocate Called on Carpet for Carping Criticism of Children’s and Fathers Rights Article!

“I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough… ” Teri Stoddard at Associated Content
in a comment to Alex S. Gabor on an article related to a $100 Billion Fathers and Children’s Rights Class Action Lawsuit Being Developed by “The Penny King.

She writes about children, mothers, fathers, child custody, family law reform, families, parents rights, civil rights, parental alienation, false accusations, domestic violence policy reform, but so far has only published 18 articles, has less than a handful of friends, and by posting some negative comments about an article written by this author, it has triggered the following letter from the Penny King which I, his exclusive scribe have written out for the general public to read as a matter of historical record.

“I see you being an activist but highly ineffective…prove me wrong, please!

“Children deserve fully functioning, natural, loving, dedicated relationships with both of their parents, I infinitely agree with you, but where is the balance between father’s rights, mother’s rights, children’s rights, human rights and humanocracy?

“Justice is about balancing life to serve us with equal rights and you have to admit the scales have been tipped in the wrong weighting toward denying children their rights to see their fathers, denying fathers their rights to see their children, and the subsequent consequence of denying more than one person their human rights in their pursuit of life, liberty and happiness, except that women somehow have managed to convince the court systems in America that have penis leads to less than a humanocratic system of parental and children’s rights.

In response to her cutting remarks,”The Penny King” sent her the following text privately but he has given me permission to publish this response here online at Associated Content.

The Penny King’s Open Letter to Teri Stoddard of Concord California – Associated Content.

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Maybe you don’t know about my single parent group with over 6800 members, where I have single-handedly taught man-hating women the truth about marginalized fathers. They tell me themselves that I have opened their eyes. Guess you haven’t read any of my articles about Karl Hindle and the corruption in the State Dept that kept him from protecting his daughter, who is now blind in one eye. There’s this thing called google…since you know my name…use it. Good writers do their research before they start typing.

Posted on 07/12/2009 at 8:07:17 PM

You think my work is useless? Tell that to the father in Australia who I saved from suicide. I put his story on Blogcritics. Tell it to the father in northern California who recently took down the website that outlined his plans to commit suicide, after I put him in touch with a local activist who gave him hope. Funny, I don’t remember seeing you in Sacramento in 2005 when I testified for the CA Shared Parenting bill. Nor did I see you the day I lobbied for the bill with CA parents, including a widow whose husband killed himself after a judge refused to reunite him with his daughters, even after admitting the courts had made the mistake of not recognizing the parental alientation that had gone on for 10 years. Maybe you need to step away from your computer and get a new hobby. Because you’ve really lost touch with reality. And let’s get real here… who are you to decide if a writer is helping anyone or not? You don’t know anything about me except what you see on AC. Bet you

Posted on 07/12/2009 at 8:07:53 PM

I suggest that you stop writing libelous comments. Funny how there is no link to these imaginary comments you say that I wrote. I have never, and would never write that being fatherless leads to being gay. Where the hell did you get that idea? As far as how many articles I have on AC, is this some sort of popularity contest? Try googling my name. I write on examiner.com, my own blogs and on many other online publications, not just AC. Find someone else to lie about, because I won’t put up with it. You now have no credibility.

Posted on 07/12/2009 at 8:07:21 PM

Teri Stoddard – A Legend in Her Own Mind!

Man Leading Nation in $10 Billion Suit on Behalf of America’s Fathers Speaks Out Again – Associated Content 1

In Alienation of Affection, Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Support, Children and Domestic Violence, children legal status, children's behaviour, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, cps fraud, deadbeat dads, Department of Social Servies, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Family Rights, fatherlessness, fathers rights, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Liberty, Marriage, Maternal Deprivation, motherlessness, mothers rights, National Parents Day, Non-custodial fathers, Non-custodial mothers, parental alienation, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Relocation, parental rights, Parents rights, Restraining Orders, Rooker-Feldman Doctrine, Teri C. Stoddard, Teri Stoddard on July 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm

Man Leading Nation in $10 Billion Suit on Behalf of America’s Fathers Speaks Out Again

Stakes Are Raised to $100 Billion Class Action on Behalf of All of America’s Fathers

Once again, the poor poverty stricken pennyless man who is pursuing a $10 Billion Civil Suit against the State of Oregon, the Federal Government and 49 other States on behalf of himself as lead plaintiff and hundreds of thousands of fathers across the nation has given this author permission to publish his account of his updated current circumstances for the public record.

He lived in a tent at Nickelsville in Seattle for a couple weeks and most recently has spent the past two months living under a bridge in Seattle in a pink tent! It is very cold in Seattle, Washington.

The Federal government will not give him food stamps any more and he lost his wallet with all his ID in it so the State of Washington will not give him a new drivers license, despite the fact that he worked in the state, contributing to the construction of thousands of houses over a 15 year period.

Fortunately for America, the man is not violent, for he has confessed to me in private of all the ways that he would love to destroy the legal professionals, the judges, the bankers, the ignorant and errant government workers who have prevented him from seeing his 7 year old and 13 year old sons, who still live on welfare in Eugene, Oregon.

His first wife, Aerial Long, now married to Micheal E. Long, a real estate hustler and scam artist who sells the same pieces of land over and over to people who cannot afford to live where he sells them fictional pieces of wealth through his web site, left him in 1993 and basically forced him to live on the streets, a common occurance for younger men who are perceived as unwilling yet able to work, especially in the midst of emotional upheaval and turmoil. He didn’t pay child support for 8 years, racking up a bill of over $50,000 which includes penalties and interest. He cannot discharge this debt in bankruptcy so has not filed. He has simply dropped out of the system completely and refuses to contribute to an economy that strips humanity of all sensibility and morality.

He got married again in 1994, divorced his second wife after their first child and was then convinced to marry her again in 2002, only to be divorced at the cost of $3,500 in California Superior Court in Los Angeles in 2005. He left her and the children in Reno, Nevada in April of 2004. His ex, known for her chronic lying and psychotic episodes of infinite personality disorders, swore to him during a heated argument on more than one occaision that if he left her, he would never see his children again. To that end, she has won a temporary vindictive victory at the expense of two minor children who will probably grow up gay and feminized by their mother and grandmother who are “taking care of the children”.


teri stoddard
I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough…
Posted on 03/16/2009 at 3:03:36 PM

After only seeing his two more minor children once in five years, he has come to the conclusion that marraige in America is an insane institution that is sugar coated with religion. After ten years of not paying child support for his first child, and more than five years of not seeing his two minor children in Eugene but once, which during the visit which was well announced months before his arrival, his second ex-wife threatened to have him arrested for trespassing if he ever showed up at her house again!


teri stoddard
I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough…
Posted on 03/16/2009 at 3:03:36 PM

He now owes more than $75,000 in back child support to Oregon, Washington and California but because the banking industry has collapsed, his former profession has become functionally obsolete. No one wants to hire a mortgage banker, not now, not ever again!

In an article originally published at the American Chronicle, it was written how the man got shafted by his second wife. This then is an update of the progress on that case which has been increased to a sum of $100 billion being sought in damages and triple damages in a Class Action that if successful will totally change the way divorces and child support and custody issues are handled in America.


teri stoddard
I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough…
Posted on 03/16/2009 at 3:03:36 PM

Since publishing of that article more than two dozen men, fathers all across America have contacted the author, seeking the name of the man and his legal case numbers and files and unfortunately for those less informed, this author does not reveal his sources, especially on a highly sensitive case such as this one, nor will he share the case files which are locked up in a storage vault in Los Angeles, California.


teri stoddard
I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough…
Posted on 03/16/2009 at 3:03:36 PM

It is now estimated that at least 100,000 fathers in America have been abused by the legal profession, the Court system, and an unjust set of laws and procedures laid down by lawyers, and are entitled to monetary relief damages from the Federal Government, the respective states who get paid by the Federal Government to break up families and keep fathers away from their childen in one circumstantial way or another.

There are currently 5 million children living with their father only, nearly triple the number since 1998.


teri stoddard
I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough…
Posted on 03/16/2009 at 3:03:36 PM

With the global economy in a total state of economic depression, the issue of Fathers Rights, and Children’s Rights, and Parental Rights have taken a back stage to the events being bandied about in the mainstream media. Unfortunately for our children, more and more of them are going to find themselves out in the streets, selling whatever they can to get food, just to get to the free food, and to survive.

The number of single fathers in the United States has grown in recent years: there were 2.0 million in 1997, 50 percent more than in 1990 and triple the number in 1980. These families comprised 5 percent of all parent-child families in 1997, up from 2 percent in 1980. Single fathers are the fastest growing population in America today with more than ten million men engaged in a “Dad’s War”.


teri stoddard
I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough…
Posted on 03/16/2009 at 3:03:36 PM

If you Google Search or Yahoo Search “Fathers Rights” you will find all kinds of resources online, but the father who I wrote about back in 2007 is now convinced that the only way to deal with the legal and financial issues surrounding his children is to “kidnap” them, but he has been advised against this by many of his friends including on former special prosecutor who now works for the Federal Court System as a public defender.

Recently he was convinced by me during our second interview in as many years, that he should take up the banner and continue to fight for his right to see his children, after all, he does want to be a good father, even if he is unemployed, unemployable, and houseless in Seattle.

To that end, the amount being sought in the class action has been increased from $10 billion to $100 billion, which if awarded by the court would amount to approximately a million dollars in settlement funds for every father in America who has lost contact with and been cut off from their children because of a system in America that values greed, capitalism, business, finance, and money more than the sanity of their offspring.


teri stoddard
I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough…
Posted on 03/16/2009 at 3:03:36 PM

This is a recipe of extinction and the American establishment is now the most hated organization in the world.

One father says, “I love America, but I don’t trust the people running it!”

Do you?

True criminals who create scarcity in this world – the Bankers and the Lawyers – are the ones who are now losing control of the global economy, so is it any wonder that well over $50 billion is now owed in back child support by more than a million hard working fathers from the 50 states?


teri stoddard
I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough…
Posted on 03/16/2009 at 3:03:36 PM

After all, 99.99% of Congress is composed of lawyers and the only good lawyer is a dead one according to one man who says “when the banks are all done with their deflation, it will be the lawyers who get publicly murdered for the violence they have foisted upon the families of America!”

A lawyers favorite pastime is driving people insane with false evidence, arbitrary rules, restrictive slave inducing regulations, paronoid induced procedures, jailish judgements, damning decrees, outlandish orders and perverted proclamations that only an idiot or a moron could possibly figure out. The first requirement of being a lawyer is you have to be certified as an idiot or a moron!

I have never met a lawyer who is all about justice rather than money, have you?

Man Leading Nation in $10 Billion Suit on Behalf of America’s Fathers Speaks Out Again – Associated Content.
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Posted on 05/28/2009 at 7:05:44 PM

I absolutely agree with you 100%, my husband did “kidnap” his kid, even though he had an order, then they dropped the charges but made a no contact order. Convenient eh!?

Posted on 04/17/2009 at 4:04:32 PM

I was hoping you were a writer I could promote. Then you said that being fatherless can lead to being gay. I’ve read enough…

Posted on 03/16/2009 at 3:03:36 PM

Being a father is an unexplainable feeling of love and concern for your child’s welfare. I can only guess about the stress and anger this man must feel about being forced from his children’s lives. We need a one on one compassion for our fellow man or woman from government officials not a hardy, “next” while standing in a long line of disrespect. I understand this only too well having worked in the legal system for many years.

Posted on 01/03/2009 at 1:01:51 AM

;-);-)

Posted on 11/30/2008 at 7:11:13 AM

wow. ill have to let that one digest a bit before i can say anything else.

Posted on 11/29/2008 at 6:11:54 PM

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Mother sent back to jail, accused of beating daughter into coma

In Family Rights on July 29, 2009 at 12:56 am
Mother sent back to jail, accused of beating daughter into coma
July 27th, 2009 @ 10:02pm

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WEST VALLEY CITY — A 7-year-old girl from West Valley City is in a coma and her mother is in jail.

Police say 21-year-old Emperatriz Meza-Reyna took her daughter to Pioneer Valley Hospital last Thursday and said she had fallen down a flight of stairs.

The girl was flown immediately to Primary Children’s Medical Center where she was taken into surgery.

“The child underwent emergency surgery to relieve brain swelling,” West Valley City Police Capt. Tom McLachlan said Monday.

Doctors say the girl was either hit or slammed into something. They say she also had evidence of past abuse, police said, including bite marks, bruises and a broken clavicle in the midst of healing.

Landlord says Meza-Reyna seemed like a good person

A woman, who did not want to be identified, said she’s been renting her basement near 4300 South and 4800 West to Meza-Reyna for the past six months.

The woman says Meza-Reyna stayed at the home with her children while her partner worked.

“There is absolutely no reason to do this to a child.” – Capt. Tom McLachlan, West Valley City Police Department

She said, “Honestly, I can say that I’ve never seen the mother, or anyone else that lived in this basement, do anything to her, because if they had and I knew about it, I would have told.”

She said Meza-Reyna seemed to be a good person. She said, “She even watched my kids a few times. It’s just hard to know, I guess, who to trust.”

Court records show Meza-Reyna has history of child abuse

This isn’t the first time Meza-Reyna has been arrested for beating her daughter. Salt Lake County 3rd District Court records show this woman has a history of abuse.

KSL 5 News has learned that Meza-Reyna’s 7-year-old daughter was taken out of the home, but was recently returned because authorities and counselors thought her mother’s behavior would “be a benefit” to the child. Police now warn that child could now die.

In fact, court documents paint a picture of what kind of mom Meza-Reyna was to her daughter. In January of last year, Meza-Reyna was arrested for child abuse. In the probable cause statement signed on Jan. 31, 2008, a Salt Lake County sheriff’s detective wrote the girl had reported her mother “hit her” and “choked and bit her” more than once.

The statement also says Meza-Reyna “had written on [the girl’s] face with black marker, causing injuries” and “strangled her.”

Then, Meza-Reyna pleaded guilty to two third-degree felony charges of child abuse and neglect.

The girl was taken away from her mother by the Utah Division of Child and Family Services, but then she was given back.

Are children often returned to abusive parents?

KSL News went to Duane Betournay, director of the Utah Division of Child and Family Services, to find out how many times a parent had plead guilty to two charges of felony child abuse, yet the child is let back in the home?

“I don’t recall,” said Betournay.

Citing privacy, Betournay wouldn’t comment specifically on this case but did say DCFS isn’t the only agency making decisions on whether abused children are returned to their abuser.

“We work with the guardian ad litem, the Attorney General’s Office and the courts,” he said.

At the time, the courts sent Meza-Reyna to counseling. Back in November, a therapist counseling Meza-Reyna wrote to the judge she “wanted to be reunited with her daughter.”

He went on to write: “I believe that she will be able to handle this child and that her future behavior will be a benefit to the child.”

Three months ago, court documents read Meza-Reyna was “doing well with DCFS.” Four days ago, the 21-year-old mother was back in jail for abuse.

“In a situation like this, where a child is seriously injured, it provides us all with an opportunity to look back,” Betournay said.

Future for Meza-Reyna and her children

Right now, Meza-Reyna is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail without bail, not for allegedly beating her daughter, but because she’s on an immigration detainer.

Police say before Meza-Reyna beat her daughter she was to be deported to Mexico.

Meza-Reyna has two other children — a 2-year-old and a 7-month-old — but investigators say they do not have evidence that indicates the two have been abused. The children have been placed by DCFS with other family members.

If you suspect abuse or neglect of a child, you can call local law enforcement or DCFS at 1-800-678-9399.

——

Story compiled with information from Lori Prichard, Ben Winslow and Sandra Yi.

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Police and advocates highlight domestic violence effects on children – Sacramento News – Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee

In Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Support, Children and Domestic Violence, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Marriage, Non-custodial fathers, Non-custodial mothers, Parental Rights Amendment, Parents rights, Restraining Orders on July 28, 2009 at 6:12 pm

Published: Tuesday, Jul. 28, 2009 – 12:00 am | Page 4B

Alexandrea Scott remembers her father violently attacking her mother when she was 7.

She saw her mother lying on the bathroom floor and remembers cleaning her mother’s blood off the wall with baby wipes.

Her father was convicted of felony spousal abuse.

Scott, now 21 and a senior at University of California, Berkeley, was rarely physically abused, but said she still experiences anxiety whenever she remembers her father’s violence towards her mother.

Scott is working with the Sacramento Police Department and anti-violence advocates to raise awareness of the effects that domestic violence has on children.

Even children who aren’t directly hit but are witnesses to domestic violence suffer physical, mental and emotional health problems, advocates and medical experts say.

“In general people don’t understand the long-term implications of that impact,” said Sheila Boxley, president of Sacramento‘s Child Abuse Prevention Center. “Exposure to violence is child abuse.”

With the worsening economy, advocates fear more children will be exposed to domestic violence, said Margaux Rooney, director of programs at Women Escaping a Violent Environment, which provides services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Sacramento County.

Sacramento police spokesman Sgt. Norm Leong said the department has applied for a $3,000 grant to print pamphlets promoting awareness of this issue.

Besides having a higher risk of depression, substance abuse and juvenile delinquency, children from violent homes also are at higher risk of heart problems and obesity, experts say. Development of the brain can also be impaired.

Neurological pathways in a child’s brain don’t get a chance to develop if areas of the brain that react to trauma become more active, said Dr. Linda Barnard, a Sacramento therapist and trauma expert.

Mark Throckmorton, an ordained minister and director of Manalive Sacramento Inc., a nonprofit organization that counsels batterers, said he struck his ex-wife in front of their 2-year-old daughter about 12 years ago.

And he recalls his daughter mimicking him, growling and threatening to hurl objects to get her way.

“It was really a wake-up call,” Throckmorton said. “If we are able to address the violence in households at the early age, we would address a certain number of issues in society, such as substance abuse, divorce and the next generation carrying on the violence.”

Police and advocates highlight domestic violence effects on children – Sacramento News – Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee.

Duncan: Do parents have right to educate? » Knoxville News Sentinel

In Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Support, Childrens Rights, Christian, Civil Rights, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Freedom, Homeschool, Liberty, Marriage, National Parents Day, parental rights, Parental Rights Amendment on July 28, 2009 at 5:36 pm

* Heather Duncan, community@knoxnews.com

* Posted July 28, 2009 at midnight

A crucial question will soon face parents if present United Nations initiatives gain acceptance in the United States: Who inherently has the right to educate your child, the state or the parent?

Barring a consti-tutional amendment, America could soon follow the path of several member nations that have already abdicated to the state the right of parents to choose the direction of their children’s educations.

How might our country’s founders have weighed in on this question? Could they have envisioned a time when the rights of parents to raise and educate their children would need protection under the law?

Dr. Erich Potter, Tennessee director of parentalrights.org, says no. “Parental rights are assumed but not implicit in the Constitution. It would not have occurred to anyone (at that time) to ask, ‘Should parents have the right to raise their children?’ ”

However, what might seem like a fundamental right is quickly losing ground around the world, and organizations such as parentalrights.org are trying to sound the alarm that the United States may be following suit.

Currently every state in the U.S. allows parents to homeschool, with differing guidelines; not so in other nations. Countries such as Germany have outlawed home education altogether and other countries have begun to limit these freedoms. Some U.S. lawmakers are worried that there is a growing threat to homeschooling in the U.S. because of preference for international law.

“There are even State Department lawyers who believe that international law trumps American law,” says Potter.

Then consider the recent announcement by U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice that our federal government will consider ratifying the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child. This convention guarantees various rights for minor children, including “freedom of information” which includes the “freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds … through any other media of the child’s choice.”

In speaking for the U.N., Geraldine Van Bueren at The University of London writes, “The Children’s Convention potentially protects the rights of the child who philosophically disagrees with the parents’ educational goals.”

Just last month, the Children’s Secretary of Great Britain accepted a report which referred to this article as justification for the forced registering of all 80,000 homeschoolers in the U.K. and the authority of government officials to enter the home of these families at any time to question the child alone regarding his or her education.

Because Article VI of the U.S. Constitution binds us to any international treaty we make, a Parental Rights Amendment to the Constitution is being introduced in Congress that will cancel out any treaty that would attempt to infringe upon the rights of parents to direct the upbringing and the education of their children.

For more information, go to www.parentalrights.

Heather Duncan is a homeschooling mother and freelance contributor to the News Sentinel.

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Feminist Opponents of Shared Parenting Get It Right in Parental Alienation/Abuse Accusation Case :: Glenn Sacks on MND

In Alienation of Affection, Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Support, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, family court, Family Court Reform, fatherlessness, fathers rights, Feminism, Freedom, Glenn Sacks, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, Marriage, Michael Murphy, motherlessness, mothers rights, National Parents Day, Non-custodial fathers, Non-custodial mothers, parental alienation, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Relocation, Parental Rights Amendment, Parentectomy, Parents rights, Restraining Orders, Rooker-Feldman Doctrine on July 28, 2009 at 5:24 pm

By Glenn Sacks, MA for Fathers & Families | Jul 27, 2009

pas-case-joyce-murphyThe Feminist Family Law Movement claims that abusive fathers often employ Parental Alienation as a way to wrest custody from protective mothers in family court. They push for reforms which will make it easier to deny fathers shared custody or visitation rights based on unsubstantiated abuse claims. They also push for laws to exclude evidence of Parental Alienation in family law proceedings.

The FFLM has promoted several cause celebre cases in recent years as a way to garner public sympathy and political support for their agenda. I’ve investigated many of these cases and have found the FFLM’s claims about them to be very inaccurate. I detailed several of these, including the high-profile Genia Shockome and Sadia Loeliger cases, in a co-authored column here.

The most recent of the FFLM’s cause celebres cases is the Holly Collins case. Collins fled to Holland with her two children in 1993, claiming that her husband had abused the children and that she needed to flee to protect them. Last year I appeared on a Fox national TV show with Geraldo Rivera and Jennifer Collins, Holly’s 24-year-old daughter who supports her mother’s version of events. Jennifer Collins claims she’s a victim of her father’s false claims of Parental Alienation.

At the time of the TV show, which can be seen here, I thought it might be another fake case, but I also thought it might well be true. As I’ve said and written numerous times, I’ve never doubted that such cases are possible, though they’re not very common. For example, in my co-authored column Protect Children from Alienation (Providence Journal, 7/8/06), I wrote:

[T]here are fathers who have alienated their own children through their abuse or personality defects, and who attempt to shift the blame to their children’s mothers by falsely claiming PAS. Yet parental alienation is a common, well-documented phenomenon. For example, a longitudinal study published by the American Bar Association in 2003 followed 700 “high conflict” divorce cases over a 12 year period and found that elements of PAS were present in the vast majority of the cases studied.

As the Holly Collins case continued to grow in prominence, I asked for a volunteer who would help me investigate it, then I decided to go ahead and investigate it myself.

In January I wrote a detailed, 10,000 word analysis of the case which cited all of the case’s key court records, documents, etc. This analysis can be found here.

Upon investigation it became very apparent that what we were told by Holly, Jennifer, and their allies about the Holly Collins case was very inaccurate. Subsequent to my investigation, Holly and Jennifer Collins (pictured above on Inside Edition last year) and their FFLM allies have endlessly vilified me on the Internet. However, despite the fact that Jennifer has repeatedly written that she has all of the court documents from her mother’s case in her possession, neither Holly nor Jennifer nor their allies have done the obvious–go through the 30 separate problems I detail with Holly’s version of events and attempt to debunk them one by one.

I would add that from the moment I wrote up my analysis of each of these three cases–Loeliger (here), Shockome (here), and Collins (here)–not one of these previously prominent cases has received even a small bit of mainstream media attention.

The new Joyce Murphy case, however, is different. From 10News I-Team Reporter Lauren Reynolds’ La Jolla Mom Says She Kidnapped Daughter To Protect Her:

Joyce Murphy…is a 20-year employee of the University of California, San Diego, and was married to Henry Parson when her daughter was born…as their child grew, Murphy said, her husband’s behavior became disturbing.

“He would wake me up at two o’clock in the morning, tell me about pornography he’d seen and wanted to reenact, and it was pornography about kids.”

She became frightened of his post traumatic stress disorder from his tour in Vietnam, which included a story about raping villagers. She filed for divorce in 2002 when her daughter was 6.

A battle ensued in San Diego County Family Court over custody of the little girl.

Murphy claimed that her daughter was afraid of Parson.

“She would cry if she had to be left with him,” said Murphy.

The young girl told a doctor that when Parson was angry he pushed down on her shoulders and injured her. The doctor reported it to Child Protective Service, which Murphy said termed the incident inconclusive…

Parsons was granted immediate overnight visits.

“And I just broke,” said Murphy. “I thought, either I go to jail or I protect my child. It was like a primal instinct.”

Murphy took her daughter and ran. She was arrested in Florida, brought to San Diego and tossed in jail.

She eventually pleaded no contest to felony kidnapping, accepting the charge without admitting guilt. She was placed on probation…

“And I thought, all I’m trying to do is protect my little girl from someone I know is a danger,” said Murphy.

So she waited and worried for six years, until a call last November. Murphy had to pick up her daughter, because another young girl had bravely come forward, accusing Parson of molesting her. Parson was now the one behind bars…

The criminal complaint charges Parson with hurting three girls, two of them younger than 14 years old. The charges include oral sex with a child, molestation, possessing child porn and using a child to make porn.

A report from the District Attorney’s Office said, “The defendant’s computers and camera were seized … revealed numerous photographs of young girls.”

Using those photographs, an Oceanside police officer was able to identify and speak with one of the girls, which led to more charges against Parson.

Joyce Murphy feels vindicated, but it’s bittersweet.

“I blame the entire family court system,” she said, “because they are not held accountable”…

Joyce Murphy said Family Court’s only good decision in her case was granting her full permanent custody of her daughter after her ex husband was jailed.

Henry Parson’s daughter is not one of the victims alleged in the criminal complaint.

The full article is here. According to this subsequent report, Parsons pled guilty to the charges and awaits sentencing. Murphy is pictured at the top of this blog post.

One of the organizations which supports Murphy is Stop Family Violence. We have clashed with them repeatedly over the years, including:

During our successful campaign against PBS’ anti-father documentary Breaking the Silence, Irene Weiser of Stop Family Violence (along with the National Organization for Women) urged supporters to counter our protest by calling PBS in support of the program.

Weiser and NOW’s Marcia Pappas countered my co-authored column NOW at 40: Group’s Opposition to Shared Parenting Contradicts Its Goal of Gender Equality (New York Daily News, 7/27/06) with their op-ed Fathers’ Responsibilities Before Fathers’ Rights.

Stop Family Violence publicly supported Genia Shockome and Holly Collins.

Stop Family Violence, to their credit, did get it right on Joyce Murphy–here’s their write-up.

In Murphy’s recent testimony to California legislators, she said the problem in her case was her ex-husband’s repeated claims of Parental Alienation. The real problem is that, in part because there are so many false accusations and unnecessarily contentious custody cases, courts don’t have the time to properly investigate charges of abuse. Often they simply default against the accused (usually the father). At other times, they suspect the mother’s allegations but don’t thoroughly investigate them, instead defaulting against her claims.

Lorna Alksne, the supervising judge of the San Diego County Family Court, told the reporter writing about the Murphy case that “each judge must juggle between 200 and 300 cases every month. She said the judges read before work, after work and during breaks to be prepared for their full day of hearings.”

What’s needed is a system which properly and impartially investigates claims, so that children like Murphy’s daughter are protected, but women like Shockome and Collins are unable to use false claims to drive their ex-husbands out of their children’s lives.

Organizations like Stop Family Violence could play a positive role here by actively counseling women not to make false claims–claims which can lead courts to suspect or not act on the accusations made by legitimately protective mothers like Joyce Murphy. And one way for Stop Family Violence to start would be to publicly disavow false accusers such as Collins, Loeliger, and Shockome.

Feminist Opponents of Shared Parenting Get It Right in Parental Alienation/Abuse Accusation Case :: Glenn Sacks on MND.

Parental Rights Amendment Reaches 110 Co-Sponsors

In Alienation of Affection, Best Interest of the Child, California Parental Rights Amendment, Child Custody, Child Support, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, CPS, Department of Social Servies, Divorce, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, family court, Family Court Reform, Family Rights, fatherlessness, fathers rights, Freedom, HIPAA Law, Homeschool, kidnapped children, Liberty, Marriage, motherlessness, mothers rights, National Parents Day, Non-custodial fathers, Non-custodial mothers, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Relocation, Parental Rights Amendment on July 28, 2009 at 5:16 pm

New CoSponsors in the House – and Senate!

This morning, in conjunction with Representative Hoekstra’s office, we proudly sent out the following press release:

Parental Rights Amendment Reaches 110 Co-Sponsors

Grassroots Movement behind Effort to Ensure Parents’ Rights to Raise their Children

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / July 27, 2009 / Washington, D.C. – A Constitutional Amendment to protect the parent-child relationship introduced by U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Michigan, has reached 110 co-sponsors in the House.

“More and more members of Congress are recognizing the threat from government and foreign interference into the parent-child relationship,” Hoekstra said. “I encourage my colleagues to support the initiative by co-sponsoring the Parents’ Rights Amendment.”

The Parental Rights Amendment (H.J.Res.42) would state explicitly in the U.S. Constitution that parents have a fundamental right to raise their children as they see fit, while protecting against abuse and neglect. Threats to the parent-child relationship include potential Senate ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child and the erosion of fundamental parental rights in our federal courts.

“Just about every member of Congress agrees with the legal principle that parents have the fundamental right to make decisions for the upbringing of their children,” said Michael Farris, J.D., president of Parentalrights.org. “Because of international law and shifting judicial philosophies, the right is being steadily undermined. We now have 110 members of Congress with the foresight to say that we need to protect this long-standing right before the erosion goes too far. We appreciate the leadership of Pete Hoekstra and the 109 other members of Congress who believe that it is important to secure the rights of American families for generations to come.”

More information on the Parental Rights Amendment can be viewed at http://www.parentalrights.org.

More Good News

In addition, we also received word that Senator Coburn of Oklahoma has signed on as a cosponsor of S.J. Res. 16, the Parental Rights Amendment in the Senate. This brings our total in the Senate to three (3) – a slow but important start.

While there is no way to track the direct effects of your calls and emails and our visits last week, it is safe to assume that at least some of these cosponsors would not have signed on before the summer break without this contact. When we visited Congress last week, everyone we spoke to was already aware of the Amendment – a major change from just four months ago! Our thanks and congratulations to you for your efforts to bring this vital issue to the attention of your Senators and Congressmen. With help like yours, we will win!

Pa. Mom charged with beating infant with crib part – USATODAY.com

In Family Rights on July 28, 2009 at 5:03 pm

Pa. mom charged with beating infant with crib part

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UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman is in jail on charges she fatally beat her 3-month-old son with a piece of a crib she was assembling last August.

Uniontown police say 25-year-old Lori Beth Workman fractured her baby’s skull and inflicted other injuries when she became upset that he wouldn’t stop crying. Police say she told them she concealed the beating from her husband because she was afraid he’d get mad at her.

Police say the baby was attacked Aug. 20 and died Sept. 22 in a hospital.

Police had to wait until a pathologist’s report on the baby’s death was completed last month before they could wrap up the investigation.

Workman was charged late Wednesday. Online court records don’t list an attorney for her.

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Texas woman found insane in stabbing of sons – USATODAY.com

In Family Rights on July 28, 2009 at 5:01 pm

Texas woman found insane in stabbing of sons

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas woman who said she was possessed by demons has been found not guilty by reason of insanity in the stabbings of her sons.

Both boys survived the attack at their San Antonio home.

Maria Alsareinye was ordered Tuesday to undergo observation at a state mental facility. After 30 days a judge will decide if the 50-year-old woman should be held at a mental facility for the rest of her life.

Alsareinye was arrested in January 2007 after her 10-year-old son flagged down a motorist.

The boy was bleeding from stab wounds to his chest, neck and back, and he led the motorist to his house where Alsareinye was stabbing his 12-year-old brother in the back.

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A psychologist determined she was unaware of her conduct because of mental illness.

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Police: Woman Killed her Infant, Ate Part of Brain – USATODAY.com

In Family Rights on July 28, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Police: Woman killed her infant, ate part of brain

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San Antonio, Texas, police investigate a home where they say a mother killed her infant.
By Eva Ruth Moravec, San Antonio Express-News/AP
San Antonio, Texas, police investigate a home where they say a mother killed her infant.

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio police say a woman accused of beheading her 3-week-old infant son used a knife and two swords in the attack and ate some of the child’s body parts.

San Antonio Police Chief William McManus told reporters Monday that Otty Sanchez’s attack on her son, Scott Wesley Buchholtz-Sanchez, was “too heinous” to fully discuss.

But he says Sanchez ate part of the newborn’s brain and bit off three of his toes before stabbing herself twice.

Police say the 33-year-old Sanchez told officers who were called to her house early Sunday that she killed her son at the devil’s request.

Sanchez is charged with capital murder and is being held on $1 million bail. She is recovering from her wounds at a hospital.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

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California Mother to Stand Trial in Toddler’s Death

In Family Rights on July 28, 2009 at 4:49 pm

Calif. mother to stand trial in toddler’s death

(AP) – 13 hours ago

LOS ANGELES — A Southern California mother has been ordered to stand trial for murder in the death of her 18-month-old daughter, whom she first claimed was violently kidnapped.

A Lancaster Superior Court judge found sufficient evidence Monday to order 24-year-old Stacey Barker of Quartz Hill to be tried on murder, assault on a child causing death and child abuse charges.

Police say Barker initially lied when she told deputies that someone knocked her unconscious as she put her toddler, Emma Leigh, into the car March 19. She told sheriff’s deputies she awoke hours later half-dressed in a park-and-ride lot in Palmdale.

Officials say Barker later told deputies her daughter died in an accident and she panicked and dumped the body. She was arrested a month later and has been in jail since.

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

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Eradicating The Heterosexual Family

In Family Rights on July 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Eradicating The Heterosexual Family by David Gray

January 30,2004

© 2004 by  David Gray

Used with permission of the author

We are going to have to ask Prof. Baskerville to make room for David Gray from Australia on the subject of how families are being destroyed.

Extreme feminists have been convinced for decades as to the existence of a great, oppressive, and omnipresent patriarchy.

They see this alleged patriarchal conspiracy in capitalism, in individual endeavors of self improvement, acts of personal responsibility, in music, fashion, private schooling, in science, in heterosexual relationships, in marriage, in childbirth, in common law, in religion, in all forms of business and commerce. Indeed, the patriarchy is everywhere and the only solution, as they see it, is the creation of a Marxist matriarchal paradise.

The problem for these heavily left-leaning activists is how to bring about a matriarchal Marxist state, or at the very least the trappings of a matriarchy, when the population will not vote, and show no intention of voting for such a form of government?

Armed uprising, once the Marxist-revolutionary method of choice, is unlikely to prevail in a western democracy. Historically such uprisings have required a majority peasant population before any likelihood of success can be assured. But many Marxist authors and revolutionaries wrote, and described in exhaustive detail, how to undermine the body politic of the democratic state. By such methods a democracy can be rendered industrially and socially unworkable to such a degree that a Marxist/matriarchal government becomes morally acceptable to the masses, if not an inevitable extension of the forced and engineered malaise.

The four primary methods for undermining the democratic state in order to achieve Marxist/matriarchal goals by default are:

1. Undermining and making unworkable the rule of law.

2. Destroying the heterosexual family unit.

3. Spreading moral panic and hysteria amongst the populace.

4. Turning all members of society against one another and having them inform on one another.

Lets discuss these points:

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If we consider the ever increasing number of “social” laws enacted over the past thirty years, particularly family law, child protection laws, rape laws, and domestic violence laws, we see an unmistakable trend. That is, for an accuser, evidence is not required once they claim they are a “victim.” Common law, which affords anyone basic legal protections against false, malicious, or spiteful allegations to anyone accused of a crime, has been suspended and replaced by a form of arbitrary administrative social law. Judicial and quasi-judicial appointments to such social specialist courts as may hear these matters consists of known ideologues and confirmed activists.

In many instances the law has quietly been altered to impose an absolute burden of proof of innocence on the accused, while the accuser, or “victim,” requires merely an unsupported allegation, or basic circumstantial probability, for legal proceedings to commence. If juries prove reluctant, or are expected to balk at convicting on flimsy evidence, then a jury is dispensed with and virtual star chamber courts are put in their place where legal outcomes, as in all politicized courts, become impossibly consistent.

To gain the acquiescence of, or to bypass the potential ire of the largely unwitting public to such a remarkable reversal of basic common law protections, taxpayer dollars are lavished on moral panic propaganda. Such “advocacy research” is based on various combinations of utter fabrications, unique and highly selective sampling, or impoverished worst-case, third-world social statistics deceitfully passed off as valid research data.

Right wing media report such misinformation based on its sensational message. Left wing media put it on the front page to achieve self-induced ideological orgasm.

This unrelenting campaign of taxpayer-funded, moral-panic propaganda seeks to justify itself on the grounds of necessity, and presents a facade of virtue, the suspension of civil rights and basic constitutional legal protections of citizens within the pariah group that the propaganda targets. That is, those accused are automatically guilty, and those within the trumped-up pariah group are all suspects whose legal rights can be withdrawn at the arbitrary whim of the State or star-chamber courts.

Accordingly, the left-wing media give the public barely a moments rest from an ideological onslaught that informs us we are surrounded by pedophiles, child abusers, wife bashers, violent murderers, rapists, and so on. Indeed, the imagination of such socialist-activists is the only limit to the amount of social crimes that can be, and that are being committed in their fevered brains. To support their rabid ranting the frequency and magnitude of these “crimes” is constantly expanded by “advocacy research.”

Left-wing ideological fanatics invariably justify their views and positions by invoking three thought processes unique to their unrivaled methods of reasoning in which logic, reality, and facts are not only an inconvenience but are, in themselves, dismissed as methods of oppression by the patriarchy.

First is the socialist collective. This permits activists to use the “if one is, then all are” type of collective rationale. But this is a rationale they will only apply in the negative. That is, if one worker is mistreated then all workers are, if one child is abused then all are, if one person is murdered then everyone will be murdered, and so on.

The second is also based on the socialist-marxist theory of absolute outcomes. That is, if one wife is subject to violence, then all wives are subject to violence. Therefore, all wives must be protected. To do so, all citizens must be regulated, watched, monitored, and arbitrarily detained or tried if the absolute outcome is to be achieved.

The third, and vital underpinning of this triangular rationale, is where the left-wing activists ideologically and simplistically divide society into victims and oppressors. In their world of ideological absolutes there are only the two classes.

The oppressor class, and therefore by ideological default, the child abusers, wife beaters, etc., are, according to extreme feminist theory, all heterosexual, primarily Anglo-Saxon, men, and fathers who support the patriarchy. Indeed, so extreme are the views of some of these activists that they would have us believe that all Anglo-Saxon heterosexual men are either currently batterers, have been batterers, will soon be batterers, or are in some form of rigorous training by the patriarchy so they can become batterers.

Those in the “victim” class cannot be guilty of any social crime because they do not meet the ideological profile. The dogma of these fanatics, in itself, ensures guilt of the oppressor, or innocence for the oppressed “victim” class, by ideological predestination.

The extremity of these views, and the associated propaganda barrage, might cause rational individuals to examine the social make up of these extremist groups. It may therefore come as no surprise to reasonable and sensible observers that these activist groups primarily consist of women, and women who have chosen not to lead a heterosexual lifestyle. Additionally, many of these women are academics whose strident Marxist/matriarchal views are a matter of record.

Whilst these radicals are free to squander taxpayer’s dollars on propaganda they pass off as research, the rest of the population dare not criticize them or raise a murmur for fear of venomous retaliation. These activists can, and do, hide behind absurdly one-sided vilification laws, and shrilly accuse all who question them of homophobia. These ideologues are thus free to wreak social destruction without the slightest scrutiny and our pandering politicians assist and fund them.

The activist’s agenda of strangling the heterosexual family unit may be considered as remote, or even fanciful, by the reasonable observer. However, at the dawn of the Third Millennium, democratic governments are literally falling over themselves in their rush to frantically legislate not only in the area of gay and lesbian issues, but in removing the legal rights and protections of heterosexual men, and particularly fathers, at an astonishing rate.

The hysterical, moral high ground claimed for these grotesque acts of trampling on our civil liberties are that we are in the middle of an epidemic of male- and father-perpetrated abuse based on the patriarchy, and that all fathers are child abusers and pedophiles. Therefore, the general population must be protected from them at any cost. Because their propaganda says all patriarchal, heterosexual men are batterers, then they are pariahs who are beyond the pale and do not deserve legal rights.

Should our civilization somehow survive, it will truly astound historians in years hence that the eradication of the rule of law, the heterosexual family unit, and the elimination of the legal rights of heterosexual men and fathers was legislatively achieved by politicians who are charged with upholding the very laws they were charged to uphold. Incredibly, these politicians were themselves mostly heterosexual men and fathers pursuing the gay/lesbian vote and the vote of women with “self esteem” issues and incapable of stable relationships.

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timesofmalta.com – Family has to be at root of any debate on divorce – PM – timesofmalta.com

In due process rights, Family Court Reform, Family Rights, fatherlessness, fathers rights, Feminism, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress, judicial corruption, kidnapped children, Marriage, motherlessness, mothers rights, National Parents Day, Non-custodial fathers, Non-custodial mothers, parental alienation, Parental Alienation Syndrome, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Relocation, parental rights, Parental Rights Amendment, Parentectomy, Parents rights, Sociopath on July 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Family has to be at root of any debate on divorce – PM
The point of departure for any discussion on divorce should be the consensus that the family is the most important structure and value in Malta, the Prime Minister said this afternoon.

He said that based on this undoubted fact, one could then discuss how to strengthen the family structure and also address the realities which people in the country were facing.

Dr Gonzi made his brief comment when he received the members of the Today Public Policy Institute, who presented him with their recent report entitled: For Worse, For Better: Re-marriage After Legal Separation.

The report says divorce legislation has become an urgent necessity and laws to regularise cohabiting couples are no substitute.

The Today institute also presented Dr Gonzi with a yet unpublished report on the affordability of Malta’s social security system. The lead author was Joseph F.X. Zahra.

Referring to it, Dr Gonzi said the issue of affordability was a challenge which had been long coming and which the country needed to discuss and tackle away from partisan politics.

The presentations were made by Martin Scicluna, director general, The Today Public Policy Institute

See also:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20090516/local/think-tank-proposes-divorce-law

timesofmalta.com – Family has to be at root of any debate on divorce – PM.

States Should Begin Jailing Mothers Who Wrongfully Identify Men in Paternity Actions | InjuryBoard Des Moines

In Child Custody, Child Support, Civil Rights, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Family Court Reform, Marriage, Non-custodial fathers, Parental Kidnapping, Parental Relocation on July 27, 2009 at 3:58 pm
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Posted by Steve LombardiJuly 27, 2009 10:45 AM

It should be called the Hatley Amendment, in honor of Frank Hatley, a 50-year-old man who’s been in jail since June 2008 for not paying child support even though two separate DNA tests in the last nine years prove he’s not the father. The courts often times by technical defaults find a man is the father, even though he isn’t the father, order him to pay child support, and when he doesn’t he goes to jail for contempt of court. Even if wrong, you can’t ignore a court’s orders. You can appeal them but you can’t ignore them. If you do you go to the slammer.

For those mothers who wrongfully identify a man as the father father’s rights groups would love to see the accusing mother jailed.

Well, that’s not the law, but one wonders if it should be the law. You mother’s can calm down you’re not going to jail, but many believe you should for wrongfully accusing men you sleep with of being the father of a child born out of wedlock. Poor Frank Hatley sitting in jail all this time for contempt of court for not paying court ordered child support, based on a finding of fact that is clearly incorrect.

Most of you will wonder how this can be happening in America. Let me try to explain. State policy concerning entry of child support orders is broadly stated as follows:

1. That a parent should support their children.

2. That the child is the most important concern.

3. That parent-child relationship, including support orders should be established as close to the births date as possible.

That’s the state policy; when a single mother gives birth and files for state aid for the child the state steps in requiring her to identify the possible fathers. Moral values being what they are many don’t know who the sperm donor could be so they either name them all or pick and choose from the possibilities. Some were inebriated and have no clue who they slept with on any given night so those men are allowed a get out of jail card. The state then notifies the likely suspect or suspects, files for a court hearing on paternity and the Court decides on paternity, in many cases based on incomplete evidence. In some of those cases, probably where only one man has been identified as the most likely suspecting sperm donor, for many reasons doesn’t respond to the Petition. In some cases the service was on a relative where the father was thought to live. That’s called substitute service. If the father fails to respond, oops sorry Uncle Frank I forgot to give you those papers, the Court enters a default judgment finding this man is the man who gets the child support lottery ticket! The Court then enters Judgment and sends Frank the winner’s letter. “Congratulations Frank, You’ve won the right to pay child support for the next 18 to 22 years! Think of it like you would a lotto jackpot win; except in reverse. Instead of receiving a monthly check you get to send us one!”

Soon Uncle Frank gets news that he’s won and he’s probably mad, gets a lawyer and they do the DNA tests which show that Uncle Frank really isn’t Father Frank. He says this isn’t fair and the Court says read the rules. The mother sings,

“One, two, three and it’s you and me.

Send your check you’re up on deck!”

Meanwhile the Franks out there say no way for me to pay. The Franks don’t act like fathers and the kids get caught up in a childhood of legal wrangling and fighting that further destroys the fabric of a pleasant childhood. So is the state policy really making any sense? It doesn’t seem to be.

So I ask the question what does make sense. Certainly mothers can see the unfairness of making a man pay child support for a child that is someone else’s. The States shouldn’t have to pay for ADC (Aid to Dependent Children and Title XIX medical benefits) when there is a father out there that can be identified. But is it right for the States to take money from just anyone that has slept or she says slept with her just because they failed to defend themselves? Even if the man did defend, if a DNA test later shows the man isn’t the sperm donor is it right for the States to continue to require him to pay child support on a child that isn’t his? It doesn’t seem to be.

You might wonder how this miscarriage of justice can be corrected. Simply put if all support orders required a DNA test it would go a long way to avoiding injustices like the one befalling Frank Hatley. But, who is going to pay for the DNA tests when many of those having sex and babies can barely afford to pay the filing fee to file the case? Are the tax payers going to be the one’s to do it? We could enter an order requiring the father’s to pay. That way if we later find them they could be ordered to reimburse the State.

As a lawyer I find it an interesting legal question, whether the entry of a child support order is state action requiring constitutional safeguards that would also require a DNA test before a child support order could be entered when the alleged putative father is in default; not defending himself.

In conclusion, my title is misleading, you mother’s aren’t going to jail but I did need to get your attention. You need to do everything you can to make sure these men defend and that you’re identifying all the likely suspects. The wrong man is the wrong parent for the child’s court ordered father. Childhood isn’t in anyway enhanced by the Court finding the Frank Hatley’s of the world the putative fathers – when in fact they are not.

And Frank Hatley has a little different fact scenario, based on his discussions with the mother it’s reported that he believed he was the father and had agreed to reimburse the State of Georgia.

“Hatley had a relationship with Essie Lee Morrison, who had a baby in 1987 and told Hatley the child was his, according to court records. The couple never married and split up shortly afterward.

In 1989, Morrison applied for public assistance through the state Department of Human Resources. Hatley agreed to reimburse the state because he believed the boy was his.”

If you’ve slept with other men then you need to make a complete disclosure to the man you believe is the father. A complete disclosure is necessary for the man to agree he is the father. In those instances the man should have the option to consider DNA testing before agreeing to consent to paternity.

As for Frank Hatley seeking compensation or his friends saying he should be compensated, I don’t agree. He agreed to reimburse the State of Georgia. Men have to be smart enough to challenge a woman with a DNA test before consenting to paternity.

Fair is fair and it appears that Frank Hatley didn’t have all the necessary information before agreeing to reimburse the State of Georgia. If he had and had agreed to pay I would have no sympathy for him today.

If you want to see how contentious the issue of child paternity can get, watch this video where it’s alleged child support was ordered to be paid on a child that never existed. I’ll blog on this and report more on it later.

States Should Begin Jailing Mothers Who Wrongfully Identify Men in Paternity Actions | InjuryBoard Des Moines.

Another ‘fat’ child removed from parents, is it the right thing to do? by Bob Toovey

In Best Interest of the Child, Child Custody, Child Support, child trafficking, Childrens Rights, Civil Rights, cps fraud, due process rights, Family Court Reform, Family Rights, fatherlessness, Marriage, motherlessness, mothers rights on July 27, 2009 at 12:27 am
This happened in Contra Costa County, California about 10 years ago, but I am sure it happened many times over in other states and counties.
Because of the amount of money the federal governemtn gives to these odious agencies,  if you have a fat kid, the government can take him away and violate the child’s and your parental rights.
This constitutes abuse of power by the government.  Maybe we should take some of the fat CPS social workers mommas off the street and lock them up for child abuse.  And then bar then from fast food joints forever.   Pigs.

Bob Toovey Yesterday

The Examiner website has an article by Brenda Patterson that discusses how a mother had her child removed due to his weight. She also faces criminal charges. The boy aged fourteen weighed 555 pounds. Using a 3 figure number makes it sound scarily heavy however it is also 251.74 kilos or 39.64 stones.

From the article Is mom abusive if child is overweight?

“…a South Carolina mother was arrested in June for criminal neglect — because her fourteen year old son weighed a disturbing 555 pounds. The boy was moved to foster care, and she is facing a criminal trial.”

I don’t think there is much argument that the boy was to heavy for his age, my question is, should it be called abuse and does it help to have the boy removed from his home? Will criminal charges help?

We have documented other cases where children have been removed but is it really the right thing to do?

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Another ‘fat’ child removed from parents, is it the right thing to do? by Bob Toovey.

Maggie Gallagher: “Fatherless Boys Grow Up Into Dangerous Men”

In Family Rights on July 26, 2009 at 11:33 pm

In other words, boys in single or divorced moms home cultivate dangerous boys to men.

Thanks moms! Forty percent of us grow up without dad because of you. Thanks, for nothing!!

Fatherless Boys Grow Up Into Dangerous Men
Here is yet another new study which confirms the importance of fathers in children’s lives. In the December 1, 1998 issue of The Wall Street Journal, Maggie Gallagher’s article Fatherless Boys Grow Up Into Dangerous Men reports on a study by the University of California’s Cynthia Harper and Princeton’s Sara McLanahan.

Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth database, the records of more than 6,400 boys were studied over a period of approximately 20 years of their development. According to the Wall Street Journal story, the study

…controlled for family background variables such as mother’s educational level, race, family income and number of siblings, as well as neighborhood variables like the proportion of female-headed families in the neighborhood, unemployment rates, median income and even cognitive ability…. Boys raised outside of intact marriages are, on average, more than twice as likely as other boys to end up jailed, even after controlling for other demographic factors. Each year spent without a dad in the home increases the odds of future incarceration by about five percent.

The study also confirmed the findings of other researchers: Boys living with just their single fathers do not exhibit this increased rate of criminal behavior.

This latest study comes on the heels of several others with similar findings, and perhaps some family courts are already beginning to get the message when awarding custody. Single father homes have increased by 25 percent in just three years, according to the US Census Bureau.

Fatherless Boys Grow Up Into Dangerous Men. Maggie Gallagher in The Wall Street Journal..