At our 3-day event, Parent March on Washington, held on May 1-3, 2019, aggrieved parents from across the country converged on our federal government to demand reform in our antiquated family courts. These courts are funded by Congress through incentive funds known as Title IV-D of the Social Security Act.
Billions of tax dollars are being wasted on grants which reward the states and its family courts based on the size and number of support orders issued and satisfied by a white collar army of state collection agents. This, in turn, creates an obvious systemic bias against non-custodial parents in violation of due process.
For states to receive such funds, parents otherwise working together to raise their children in separated households are required to name a “custodial parent.” This predictably leads to escalating controversy to the delight of unscrupulous divorce lawyers. Ultimately good moms and dads are alienated from their children in a manner far more hideous than the separation of those illegally crossing our borders.
This growing crisis is explained in our report, Federal Funded Epidemic, delivered to all member offices in Congress. To date they have remained aloof from this crisis without so much as a phone call in response. Accordingly, a second march is planned for June, 2020 to focus on electing a president and Congress truly responsive to parental rights.
Our quest this year begins with the New Hampshire Primary where we will be confronting candidates like Amy Klobuchar to hold her accountable for a failed promise to respond to our report hand-delivered to her in October, 2019 in her Senate office in Washington.
Over the years, the federal government has criminalized parents unable to pay inflated child support orders caused by these funding incentives. It has led to such draconian laws as the Parent Punishment Act championed by the Clinton Administration which makes it a federal crime for a non-custodial parent to take up residency in another state with a support obligation in excess of $5,000.
Such a “criminal” can be sentenced for up to seven years, yes 7 years, as warned in boldface capital letters on support violation petitions in New York. Arresting and confining parents to a human cage on nothing more than a money debt is a human rights violation.
This revolving door prison crisis led to the police murder of Walter Scott in South Carolina on April 4, 2015, an African-American father shot dead in the back five times, unarmed, while fleeing a support warrant at a traffic stop. Such arrests can occur even if the debtor is seeking better employment to pay those debts.
Yet nothing is done on the other side of this equation regarding custodial parents who maliciously alienate children from support debtors. It is a serious psychotic condition resulting in veteran and parent suicides and domestic murder. Our federal government is actually funding the destruction of parent-child relationships.
If Congress is disinterested in saving tax dollars and holding abusive family judges accountable for their war on parents, a crime bill must be drafted to make parent alienation a federal offense. We can call it the Kelly Hawse crime bill after one of the most horrific parent alienators in America today.
Call us to give your support to this crime bill and lobbying effort in New Hampshire by calling our office at (315) 380-3420 or me directly at (315) 796-4000. You can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that you share this post as we are being censored on all fronts.