Thursday, March 02, 2006

Reservists Deserve Protection From Family-Court Mischief

Reposted as history. Originally posted in March of 2005.

Phyllis Schlafly - February 28, 2005 -
The Bradley Amendment, named for former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.Y., takes us back to the cruel days of debtors' prisons. It requires that a child-support debt cannot be retroactively reduced or forgiven, and states enforce this law no matter what the change in a father's income, no matter if he is sent to war [emphasis added] or locked up in prison, no matter if he is unemployed or hospitalized or even dead, no matter if DNA proves he is not the father, and no matter if he is ever allowed to see his children. Charles Dickens famously said, "The law is an ass."

Sometimes it is depressing to read about our courts. There was a time in our nation when the courts were respected, as they generally had judges who were committed to protecting the people from the abuses of politicians and demogogues. Today, the courts are the advocates of the politicians and demogogues. The way family courts abuse the rights of fathers is a perfect example. Phyllis is the first I have heard to compare the way fathers are treated to the insanity of debtor's prisons, but the analogy is apt.


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