In the sequel of events leading up to the Founding Fathers March on Washington, we are dedicating today to “Justice”. It comes to you again from the Saratoga National Historic Park in upstate New York as part of this week’s “Liberty and Justice Series”. Yesterday we featured the liberty component, and today we bring substance to the other component. We have selected the Saratoga Monument, several miles up the Hudson River from the battlefield site as an ideal venue for this purpose. This monument marks the location of British surrender in 1777 and the turning point in a war which sought to overcome the injustices of an imperialist monarchy.
The patriots who fought this battle did so for liberty, property and freedom. In one word, they did it for justice. It was in our courts that the founding fathers ultimately vested this crucial responsibility. Courts were created to substitute for violence in the streets and the sort of pistol duels which took out America’s first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton. It was Hamilton, in his Federalist Papers, No. 84, who argued against a Bill of Rights because it could one day be exploited to mean that natural rights (such as parenting) were not protected. His point was logical because the Constitution did not remove natural rights from the people (See Page 7 of Parenting Rights Institute Prospectus). His concerns were ultimately satisfied by the last two Amendments in our Bill of Rights approved by the First Congress in 1789, the same year when the last attending delegates of the 1787 Convention ratified the Constitution in North Carolina.
Today, the fears asserted by Hamilton can be found in Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinion in Troxel v Granville, see Day 147 (grandparent rights). He found no parenting liberty in the Constitution because it was not expressly stated. It is part of that slippery slope identified by Hamilton which is leading to the ultimate surrender of our children to the state. We rely on the courts to check this slide, however, when they fail to do their job, functioning more as they do a profit center for childrearing, they lose their character and purpose. The People are then entitled to revert to natural law, self preservation and the protection of their own offspring by taking matters into their own hands.
Working illegally (“under the table”) is one example of this for support debtors. However more ominous trends are reflected in horrific events all across the country, a collective epidemic which is being suppressed by mainstream media. Very simply, abused parents are resorting to violence. In my home town alone, a police investigator took his life and that of his ex spouse moments after exiting “child support” court, leaving four minor children without their mom and dad. A mother took a knife to the throat of her divorcing husband and was sent to prison for 13 years with no child contact. A father shot his boy in front of state police in a domestic stand-off, and a decorated war veteran was killed on duty as a sheriff deputy only months ago in a similar needless stand-off.
At the same time, a purple heart soldier sought my assistance to defend against support incarceration after attempting to take his own life. In eastern New York and New England, a mother drove her children into the Hudson River and a father (Thomas Ball) burned himself alive in protest of these same laws. Clearly, these “welfare” entitlements have reached their breaking point simply because our judges continue to turn a blind eye to rampant discrimination, oppressive treatment and needless removals of children from their natural parents.
In typical fashion, a dysfunctional government is throwing more money (and gas) at these fires, treating them in the same category as “domestic violence”. This will only escalate their occurrence because a more constructive and intelligent response is being lost to money interests. Child control and domestic violence have become multi-billion dollar industries. We need to reform this antiquated caste system which I call the “custodial institution of childrearing” by simply reverting to the wisdom of our founding fathers. If you allow the people to exercise their natural rights of parenting, you will prevent violence. On the other hand, if you treat fathers and non-custodial mothers as incompetent criminals, they will act accordingly, see Day 143.
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