Why Risk Arrest for Family Rights

WHY?  A lot of people wonder why I would risk arrest?  A lot of times they won’t actually ask, but I can tell some think it’s crazy and ineffective.  A few other people tell me I’m brave and doing good work – all I can tell them is, “the border between the Land of the Crazy and the Land of the Brave is not clearly marked and often moves...”

The Internet makes it easy to talk, but we need to act.  Many believe if we explain the injustice and have documentation and are backed up by scientific facts — that we’ll get our kids back, reform will happen, and all will be well!

OUR PROBLEM.  Please understand this is a Civil Rights struggle.  For over a hundred years in the segregated South, if you were Black: you sat in the back of the bus, you couldn’t eat next to a White person, and you had to use a different bathroom.   How much scientific research and logic did it take to understand that was WRONG?

“In all he says and does, man is obliged to follow faithfully what he knows to be just and right….”    Moral Teaching

When a Black voluntarily walked to the back of the bus, peed in a different bathroom, or drank out of a different water fountain — some would have failed to follow their conscience. They would have known how wrong the system was, how denigrating it was to them and their families — but still they did it. Segregation did not go away.

Why go along if their conscience told them it was wrong? We know the answer to that one. The ‘system’ is powerful, it can throw you in jail, take your money, destroy your family. We go along, just like they did. Why?

A Failure of Faith?  Because we don’t believe anything we do will matter. Why should I risk sitting in the front of the bus, when the Klan will visit me tonight and burn my house down? Better to wait….what can I do? How will that kind of sacrifice matter? I’ll so something safer….

Can we relate to that, can we see ourselves in the mirror? We want politicians to ‘champion’ our political causes because it is the ‘right thing’ — but does our personal inaction speaks louder than our words? We want people who work in the ‘system’ to buck the system — they have the same fears we do

Also understand there were plenty of good people, model citizens, church going, loving & caring — that thought that was fine!

MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN.  What did it take to finally change attitudes?  You can read more details here,  but briefly:  A small minority of Blacks (supported by others) were willing to peacefully and without anger face arrest by violating all those taboos.  They suffered for what they believed in, people saw it in the News, and attitudes changed from within…

WHAT ABOUT US, WHAT CAN WE DO?  They took our kids, but we can’t respond by kidnapping or by withholding child support (those actions just confirm the stereotype).

But walk around peacefully carrying a picture of your kids where they don’t want you.   Chalk a message of love  on pavement where they don’t like it.  If we can get enough parents  — it would make different & dramatic  News story.   We need reporters to ask Senators Schumer & Gillibrand why they are not responding — then it’s also useful!

Take the time to look at some of the historical material we have on NonViolent Action,   especially the material on Dr. Martin Luther King and segregation. A Civil Rights Act passed Congress when Blacks recognized their dignity as human beings, and showed its GREAT value by their voluntary personal sacrifice. There actions changed the heart of the Nation.

It’s been a long time since America has seen a grass roots Civil Rights movement. Before we see serious reform, it will need to see another. As parents we need to act in ways that will change the heart of the Nation if we want to see a Family Rights Act passed. An Act that will recognize & protect our ability to love and nurture our kids — just as our conscience calls for.

 

3 thoughts on “Why Risk Arrest for Family Rights”

  1. It’s been six months that they took my daughter they admitted that I did nothing wrong but because my ex did I still have to go to all kinds of classes and drug testing it’s will be a year before I get her back it’s not right

  2. I agree it is not right although You are lucky to be getting her back at all. The victimization to the parent, SURVIVOR, who has lost custody is as painful as grieving a death, especially when you are innocent.
    The real tragedy is seeing your child MUTILATING HERSELF OR BEING PUT IN HOSPITAL FOR HURTING HERSELF REPEATEDLY. IT DOES NOT GET CLEARER THAT YOUR CHILD WHO ONCE ADORED YOU AND VISA VERSA IS SERIOUSLY HURTING.
    I FIND MY CASE INSANE AS I RAISED MY DAUGHTER AS A DISABLED, FUNCTIONAL AND VERY EDUCATED MOM. THE ABSENTEE FATHER CLAIMS YOU ARE A DANGER, GETS MARRIED TO SOMEONE WHO IS RECEIVING HALF OF MY DISABILITY INCOME, WHICH MADE ME HOMELESS FOR A PERIOD OF TIME.
    THE REAL CRIME IS NO ONE DID A BACKGROUND CHECK ON THE FATHER WHO SEEMS TO HAVE RESUMED USUAL PATTERNS AND SEEMS TO BE MISSING.
    I HAVE TO ARGUE WITH A WOMAN WHO HAS HER MOMMY CLAWS OUT, HAS BECOME SPOKESPERSON, STEPMOM, FATHER AND THE BIGGEST LIAR IMAGINABLE.

    I AM SURE YOU ARE AWARE WHEN YOU AND YOUR CHILD HAVE BEEN SO VICTIMIZED FAITH IN THE SYSTEM TO HELP IS A LAST RESORT AS CPS HAS BECOME NOTORIOUS IN CHILD TRAFFICKING .
    Even WORSE IT EFFECTS FAMILY MEMBERS AND LITERALLY DESTROYS.
    MY BABY SISTER, LMSW, DIED DEC 30, 2017 AT AGE 41. SHE HELPED ME RAISE MY ONLY DAUGHTER AND WE LIVED TOGETHER 37 YEARS. SHE LOVED HER AS HER OWN CHILD AND STARTED HAVING DELUSIONS THAT MY DAUGHTER WAS STILL WITH HER. SHE MADE THE MISTAKE OF GOING TO CANADA, where family resides. WONDERFUL SOCIALISM SAVES THE GOVERNMENT BY PASSING LAWS THAT THE MENTALLY, WHO DON’T KNOW THEY ARE ILL CAN REFUSE TREATMENT.
    FINALLY THE DR. OVERDOSED HER.
    SHE DID NOT DESERVE THIS, NOR DID MY FAMILY, MY CHILD OR MYSELF. NOW I CAN ENVISION MY DARLING SISTER IN A CASKET, CUT UP FROM AUTOPSY , ROTTING UNDERGROUND AND WORRY IS MY 14 YEAR CHILD NEXT? POLICE WONT HELP, HOSPITAL NO INFORMATION AND THE POLICE IN FLORIDA WONT EVEN LOOK UP FATHER TO SEE IF HE IS IN JAIL, DEAD…
    ALL THE WHILE THE STEP-DEVIL CUTS ALL PHONE CONTACT, LIES ABOUT EVERYTHING ,WHICH I HAVE ON TEXT. ALL THE WHILE I AM SCARED TO GET THAT PHONE CALL THAT I KNOW I CANT SURVIVE MORE THAN THIS.
    The SORROW OF NOT KNOWING YOUR CHILD ANYMORE , MISSING SEVERAL YEARS AND HIDING FROM COURTS SHE STARTED HURTING HERSELF.
    BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO,
    THE GENIUS COURT SYSTEM DESTROYED EVERYONE INCLUDING THE CHILD WHOM ONCE ADORED MOMMY WHO KEPT HER SAFE , GUIDED HER AND TRIED TO PREPARE HER FOR LIFE. THE FUNNY THING IS ,”THEY ARE ALL GETTING PAID,” WHILE MY INNOCENT SISTER IS DECOMPOSING IN A COFFIN AND MY PARENTS WHO FOUND HER DEAD, GOD BLESS THEM IF THEY CAN RESUME ANY SENSE OF NORMALCY WHEN YOU FIND YOUR CHILD NECROTIC.
    THERE IS NO COMPENSATION FOR THIS AS LIVES HAVE BEEN LOST, WE HAVE BEEN TORTURED AND OUR LIVES CAN NEVER BE THE SAME , NORMAL OR HEALED.
    I APPLAUD ALL THE GENIUSES WHO CAUSED THIS AND PREY THAT GOD WILL BE KIND ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU NO MORE AND NO LESS THEN WHAT YOU HAVE CAUSED.
    MURDERERS GO TO JAIL WHY IS THERE PUNISHMENT OR CONSEQUENCE TO THE CORRUPT LAWYERS I HAD DISMISSED, THE JUDGE QUIETLY RETIRED?
    AREN’T THE RULES OF LAW, LIFE AND SOCIETY ,”WE ARE ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR ACTIONS? OTHERWISE, WE NEED NOT HAVE LAWS IF IT IS ONLY FOR THE PEOPLE AND THOSE IN JUDICIAL ARENA ARE EXEMPT.
    PERHAPS IF FEARFUL OF SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES, IE.
    MURDERERS, OR DEATH PENALTY

    THEY WOULD THINK TWICE BEFORE.MURDERING AN ENTIRE FAMILY WITH THE HONOR THEY HAVE BEEN GIVEN,” TO EXECUTE THE LAW IN MANNER THAT IS FAIR AND JUST IN ACCORDANCE TO THE CRIME.
    PREY AND MAKE SURE AND FOLLOW UP FOR HER RETURN.
    I and my family were the idiots who believed you tell the truth when you swear on a bible. THAT IS THE BIGGEST SHOCK AND JOKE I HAVE EVER WITNESSED.

  3. I agree with every fiber of my being
    what has been done to me and many non custodial parents is equal and as horrible as other abuses to civil rights.
    The government and courts do nothing to stop this abuse of civil rights. I experienced this abuse years ago. I lost my daughter they are know 28 and 31 and have no caring at all .
    I fought a great battle going to court for 10 years And giving away every dollar I had to attorneys.
    I am 64 years old broke and no children only the knowledge of the horrible wrong that will exist till the day I die. The government does not care about the non -custodial parent
    Every other minority group has had their day . We have not !
    I will do anything I can to support the non -custodial parent and their plight.
    Larry Rock

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