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As followers of this site know, our Parent March on Washington is now a 3-day event. To facilitate growing numbers and nationwide interest, it was necessary to secure a venue for orientation and speakers on the two evenings prior to our May 3rd March (the Main Event).
However there were few available locations of sufficient size and stature to accommodate us. One person assigned to the task reported back contract offers of $15,000 to $30,000 for a three hour event. You could imagine the demand for such spaces in the middle of congressional and Supreme Court sessions.
Fortunately, today, at a reasonable cost, I was able to secure the Congressional Ballroom at the Holiday Inn Capitol (Hotel and Conference Center) located at 550 C Street SW, only a few blocks from the Capitol buildings where our May 2nd lobbying initiative will occur.
Lodging is still available there at rates higher than others, but the Hotel Harrington, suggested in February has long been sold out. Our original plan, like in the past, was to set up headquarters there in a small conference room which is also reserved.
However, we are well beyond what that hotel can offer (it does have a breakfast buffet room and a restaurant lounge). But the short time frame left us stressed and pressed for options. Now we have a sufficient size ballroom to act as a headquarters for our event.
There is a large restaurant lounge (21st Amendment Lounge) breakfast-lunch Bistro and even a Starbucks all in the same building. The Harrington Hotel room and others that may be available can serve as a back-up for remote viewing of the main location events.
It’s all still a work-in-progress but we have confirmed a “Meet and Greet” at the 21st Amendment Lounge on May 1, 2019 followed by an orientation and lobby strategy session down the hallway at the Congressional Ballroom between 7 pm and 9 pm.
The following evening, at the same hours and location, we will feature guest speakers, a progress report on the lobby day and a rallying point for the next day Parent March on Washington. We are still looking at guest speakers for Thursday night. If you would like to speak, please e-mail me at email@example.com.
There is no ticket or cost to attend either night’s events, but Thursday speakers might fill this ballroom to capacity. Therefore, we are asking for e-mail confirmations of attendance to the same address.
All three days will be highly educational, they could benefit your personal cases in countless ways. You will learn things that no lawyer can provide at an overall budget cost. Networking alone can change your life for the better. Here we are all allies, here we are all family, here we have never before made such a powerful stand against family court corruption.
To reiterate our three day events, on May 1, 2019, at 10 am., the American Parent Caravan will leave Liberty State Park in Jersey City and proceed to Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. A four or five hour motorcade of bikers, vehicles and truckers will dominate right lane of traffic.
This motorcade will feature banners and our message of shifting national focus from parent-child separations at our borders to parent-child separations here in our own divorce and family courts. We hope to attract motorists and media along Interstate 95 to our cause. The “Meet and Greet” begins at 5 pm followed by our strategy session at 7 pm when we will make assignments and disseminate our lobby packets.
On May 2, 2019, we will spend an entire day lobbying Congress with meetings and deliveries. We are asking all to contact their representatives for individual meetings on that day. You have to do this now because we’re only four weeks away and they need advance notice.
But even if you are too uneasy with that, you can still partner with others assigned to deliver our packets to congressional offices. We have over 500 to cover, so we need all the walkers we can get. Then we rejoin at 7 pm for Speakers Night at the nearby Holiday Inn Ballroom.
The Parent March on Washington, our main event begins at 1 pm at President’s (Lafayette) Park in front of the White House. It will conclude at the Supreme Court. I have timely submitted the permit applications and confirmed receipt with several jurisdictions that cover our March route.
It turns out there are four of them, and despite the complexities, my direct dialogue has resulted in green lights. It’s not my first rodeo here, or maybe they just like the idea of moms and dads making this stand, grasping our message well. We have reserved “Area 10” across from the Supreme Court (rear of the Capitol Building) for our outdoor rally and media event.
The vigil for suicide and alienation victims has not obtained an organizer so we have cancelled that evening event for now. We end the three day affair with an informal celebration at the nearby Capital Grill (along our parade route) Friday evening.
PLEASE! Spread the word. We need you to join us and help grow the numbers if we are ever going to be heard. We have a Facebook Page now for this purpose entitled Parent March on Washington. You can also call the event sponsor, Parenting Rights Institute, at (315) 380-3420.
Last night’s nationwide conference call was the best to date as organizations from around the country are joining our Parent March on Washington. It is now a three-day event growing in stature with each passing day thanks to the grass roots volunteers who recognize that something very professional, organized and productive is occurring here. This is not a loose collection of protesters carrying signs with conflicting messages to passers-by. It has a long term agenda.
How can this event make history?
The timing for a parent march could not be better. This is the moment we have waited for. Here’s why:
The Mueller Report has cleared the president. Now a growing number of leaders want our government to move on to domestic matters and the people they are elected to serve. That means American parents, not those invading our borders to gain free services.
During the weeks preceding our May 3rd March, members of Congress will be reviewing the Mueller Report while the taxpayers will be fed up with costly political witch hunts of the kind experienced by those who expose corruption.
The border crisis will then take center stage with our event timed perfectly to shift the focus. Moms, dads, grandparents and extended families have been exposed to this relentless focus on illegal immigrants while corruption is being ignored here.
Corruption of justice is expanding to alarming levels with crimes of unprecedented proportion. It will take the parents of America to instill true accountability and moral fiber in our government. That’s the way it’s been since the beginning of time.
Parents have never organized like this in our nation’s capital and the timing could also not be more urgent. We have been the silent constituency exploited by greedy lawyers and corrupt family judges for too long. Now we make our stand.
This will be an exciting three-day affair you will not want to miss. Imagine a pure grass roots assembly of parents with no money, special interest or political backing, a turning point in a gridlock Congress where parents end the national divorce between Democrats and Republicans that is destroying our country! We may then get them to understand how family courts are destroying our families by pitting moms against dads for fees and federal revenues.
Thanks to those fine Americans who are now making this event viral so that we can grow the needed numbers. Lodging reservations are being confirmed every day and hotels like the Harrington (suggested in February) are already filled. Thanks also to those who are fighting off the wolves already trying to stop us.
Why the event?
We are going to Washington to demand a federal investigation of our highly corrupted family courts which misuse federal funds to cause wrongful separations of parents from their children. We want to shift national focus from illegal parents at the borders to legal parents subjected to human rights violations here at home. First the basic itinerary:
1) On May 1, 2019, we are featuring the American Parent Caravan (APC), a cycle, vehicle and truck motorcade en route to Washington from various locations around the country. One of them already has 200 bikes and vehicles committed. It is starting at Liberty Park, Jersey City and it ends at Veterans Memorial in Washington five hours away. This event has been very effective in prior movements supervised by our organizers. At 7 pm, a meet-and-greet affair will occur at a hotel (or hotels) to be announced.
2) On May 2, 2019, after a briefing breakfast meeting, TBA, we will split into groups to meet with members and staffers at the Capitol to deliver and promote our report and lobby packets containing an addendum of case summaries offered from across the country. By growing the numbers, we will have sufficient constituents of every member of Congress to gain access. The prior day motorcade and next day March will add greater incentives for our leaders to hear and act on our demands. A review-preview affair will occur at 7 pm at a hotel(s) to be announced. People are already arranging the latter.
3) On May 3, 2019, after a briefing session TBA, we will begin assembling at Presidents Park in front of the White House at 11 am. The main event, our Parent March on Washington, will begin at 1 pm and proceed to Upper Senate Park for a rally in support of a Congressional Oversight Hearing. We want to give victims direct access to those who can produce meaningful reform. The March ends at the Supreme Court where mainstream, social and secondary media will be invited to hear our individual ordeals. The 3-day affair will conclude that evening with a candlelight vigil in front of the Capitol in memory of those who have committed suicide or lost their children to alienation.
We are being censored!
If you don’t think that this is urgent or that we are not on to something, consider this. The website which launched this event has been monitored by judges, lawyers, politicians and media of all kinds. A family judge placed a gag order on it which was removed when that judge was sued in New York Supreme Court. Law enforcement have used the information here to obtain criminal prosecutions, and posts have been appended to agency reports.
Prior to the gag order in 2016 we were getting shares in the thousands for such demands as psychiatric evaluations for all family judges prior to assuming office. The video above, produced by an NBC production crew chronicles the many judges who went to prison or removed for committing pedophilia, bribery and extortion to fix custody cases. Today we get only a handful of shares despite all this attention, and Facebook has rejected all but the above video on our new Page entitled, “Parent March on Washington.” In short, this is not only about reversing the erosion of parental rights, it’s about an erosion of all our rights.
FYI for those familiar with the shocking witch hunt against judicial whistle blower, Dr. Leon Koziol, events have now occurred which permit an application for reinstatement to the practice of law. This comes after a record nine years of license suspension without an incident of malpractice, never a criminal charge or child protection report, 23 years of unblemished practice, and a secretary influenced to orchestrate ethics issues in his law office. She was finally convicted and jailed in 2016 during the time of the gag order. This is no John Grisham novel. It really happened as detailed in the book, Satan’s Docket: Corruption and Carnage in America’s Divorce Industry, available on the website.
In her campaign kick-off speech in front of a Trump building, Kirsten Gillibrand called President Donald Trump a “coward.” It was a peculiar attack coming only hours after the Mueller Report cleared the president of Russian Collusion. Donald Trump courageously weathered two years of relentless attacks from liberals in a manner that Gill could not hope to survive in the unlikely event she becomes president.
Typical of liberal-socialist agendas, Gillebrand engaged in the art of projection, deflecting upon others her own faults, do as I say and not as I do, and free speech that is respected only to the extent you agree with her views. So let’s prove those points here to show the actual and profound cowardice of the wanna-be president while she served as a U.S. Senator from New York.
In her speech Gillibrand condemned the separations of illegal immigrants from their children at our borders. She made it appear as a humanitarian crisis despite the crimes, invasion and weapons purchases along the way. Yet she made no mention of the wrongful separations of legal parents from their children here in our divorce and family courts.
For years, parent advocate John Murtari has been lobbying Gillibrand for a simple meeting on the subject, even protesting in front of the federal building in Syracuse for the past few months. Jack Frost has been doing the same in Albany. Glenn Svobota and others joined in that effort in New York and Long Island. Yet not a peep from our latest presidential hopeful.
Veterans have long been committing suicides at the rate of 22 per day, an untold number directly influenced by family court discrimination and parent-child alienation, see i.e. Purple Heart’s Final Beat, Second Class Citizen.Org (6-minute shocking video). There has never been an investigation of suicides caused by family court abuses. Instead our national government continues to waste millions of dollars on political witch hunts like the two-year Mueller investigation.
This is why the Parent March on Washington was conceived last year after beltway politicians and our Justice Department failed to act on reports submitted by the Parenting Rights Institute which detailed federal funding abuses and a human rights epidemic in these courts. Parents have to finally make their stand against this corrupting of justice, our children and tax dollars.
Join our weekly nationwide conference calls every Thursday at 7pm EST to help promote this March on May 3, 2019. It’s time for your ordeal to be heard and investigated. Call (605) 313-4165, enter access code 763491 when prompted. Details at http://www.leonkoziol.com or our new Facebook Page: Parent March on Washington. You can also call the PRI office at (315) 380-3420.
As we continue to grow numbers for our Parent March on Washington set for May 3rd (now a three day event), we are woefully short of the numbers needed to get the attention our cause deserves, that of obtaining a federal investigation into the billions of dollars in aid being abused in our nation’s divorce and family courts.
While a fine group of dedicated Americans has been joining our weekly conference calls, vast numbers of victims everywhere are not answering our call for solidarity and action. Countless complainers continue to keyboard from the comfort of their homes to the choir, to no one who cares about their war stories, or to no one who can do anything about it anyway.
As both an attorney for 23 years and victimized parent for another ten, I have documented the corruption in these courts, concluding overwhelmingly that we have an epidemic on our hands. The reason it is not being publicized is because parents and children have become a trillion dollar industry. There is no parent protection league, watch dog or union looking out for us unlike the powerful bar associations and special interests protecting their gold mine.
Think of it as the tobacco or chemical industries which lied to the public for decades before much belated accountability was finally wrestled from Congress. Suicides are among the most horrific consequence of this antiquated and highly lucrative custody system. It must be reformed into a progressive shared parenting model of child rearing.
When the suicide note below was sent to me by one of our March organizers, I could not bear to read all of it, so so sad! There are countless like them, i.e. 22 veterans committing suicide every day, visit Purple Heart’s Final Beat, Second Class Citizen .org. (short professional video of a veteran who takes his life in an empty home, felony child support summons on his front door, after returning from duty in Iraq).
Such suicides are a common final solution to parental alienation which mindless lawyers (and lawyers on the bench) cause every day without compassion or concern. They must finally be investigated on grounds of human rights violations alone! One father, Thomas Ball, burned himself alive in front of a family court in Keene, New Hampshire to protest corruption and alienation. Can you even imagine what it took for this Vietnam veteran to do this, how much pain he had to endure?
Thomas Ball also left a suicide note, but it was more of a manifesto detailing how to make Molotov cocktails for use against family court buildings. That was eight years ago when they simply washed his ashes into a sewer. Maybe I’ve lost everything trying to bring reform and attention to this epidemic, but I know I have personally saves many lives and prevented such horrific outcomes.
My upcoming report to Congress does not begin to match the cost and publicity of the Mueller Report, but it has far greater relevance to every-day society, where government attention must be shifted after all the political hoopla subsides. It has been updated and will be made available soon for those serious about joining us in Washington. Victims generating their own summaries will be included with it in a lobby packet hand-delivered to every member of Congress.
This is an unfunded, grass-roots initiative. For that reason and the sake of parents, grandparents, children and families everywhere, make your donation today, get on the phones, spread the word and make plans to join us on May 3, 2019.
A Father’s Suicide Note
by the family court system,
Christopher Mackney, 45,
Dec 29, 2013 in Washington DC.
The love that my daughter and I shared was truly special. She is a such a sweet, kind and gentle spirit. I am so sorry that I will not be there to see her grow into a beautiful woman. It absolutely crushed me to not be in her life over the last three years. I worked very hard as a father to build her confidence and self-esteem. She is smart, funny and considerate, but she didn’t know it yet. I pray that she realizes her strengths and her confidence in herself will continue to grow. I love you dearly, Lily.
My son Jack was just entering Kindergarten, when I lost access to him. He is gregarious, outgoing and a great athlete. He is smart and fearless. He could have just as much fun by himself as he could with other kids. Even the older boys in our neighbourhood wanted to play with Jack. It absolutely breaks my heart that I will not be able to help him grow into a man. I love you to, Jack. I miss you both so much.
My identity was taken from me, as result of this process. When it began, I was a commercial real estate broker with CB Richard Ellis. I lived by the Golden rule and made a living by bringing parties together and finding the common ground. My reputation as a broker was built on my honesty and integrity. When it ended, I was broke, homeless, unemployed and had no visitation with my own children.
I had no confidence and was paralyzed with fear that I would be going to jail whenever my ex-wife wanted. Nothing I could say or do would stop it. This is what being to death or ‘targeted’ by a psychopath looks like. This is the outcome. I didn’t somehow change into a ‘high-conflict’ person or lose my ability to steer clear of the law. I’ve had never been arrested, depressed, homeless or suicidal before this process. The stress and pressure applied to me was deliberate and nothing I could do or say would get me any relief. Nothing I or my attorneys said to my ex-wife’s attorney or to the Court made any difference. Truth, facts, evidence or even the best interest of my children had no affect on the outcome.
The family court system is broken, but from my experience, it is not the laws, its the lawyers. They feed off of the conflict. They are not hired to reduce conflict or protect the best interest of children, which is why third parties need to be involved. It should be mandatory for children to have a guardian ad litem, with extensive training in abuse and aggression.
It is absolutely shameful that the Fairfax County Court did nothing to intervene or understand the ongoing conflict. Judge Randy Bellows also used the Children as punishment, by withholding access for failing to fax a receipt. The entire conflict centered around the denial of access to the children, it was inconceivable to me that he would use children like this. This is exactly what my ex-wife was doing and now Judge Bellows was doing it for her.
To all my family, friends and the people that supported me through this process, I am so sorry. I know my reactions and behavior throughout this process did not always make sense. None of this made sense to me either. I had no help and the only suggestion I got from my attorneys was to remain silent.
At first, I did what I was told, remained silent and listened to my attorneys. Then after I had given my ex-wife full custody to try and appease her, I learned about Psychopathy and emailed Dr. Samenow about my concerns and asked him for help. Of course, I was ignored. As the conflict continued, I was forced to defend myself. When that didn’t work, I thought I could get the help I needed by speaking out. There is no right or wrong way to defend yourself from abuse. Naively, I thought that abuse was abuse and it would be recognized and something would be done. I thought speaking out would end the abuse or at least get them to back off. It didn’t. When no one did anything they were emboldened.
I took my own life because I had come to the conclusion that there was nothing I could do or say to end the abuse. Every time I got up off my knees, I would get knocked back down. They were not going to let me be the father I wanted to be to my children. People may think I am a coward for giving up on my children, but I didn’t see how I was going to heal from this. I have no money for an attorney, therapy or medication. I have lost four jobs because of this process. I was going to be at their mercy for the rest of my life and they had shown me none.
Being alienated, legally abused, emotionally abused, isolated and financially ruined are all a recipe for suicide. I wish I were stronger to keep going, but the emotional pain and fear of going to court and jail [because of exorbitant child support] became overwhelming. I became paralyzed with fear. I couldn’t flee and I could not fight. I was never going to be allowed to heal or recover. I wish I were better at articulating the psychological and emotional trauma I experienced.
I could fill a book with all the lies and mysterious rulings of the Court. Never have I experienced this kind of pain. I asked for help, but good men did nothing and evil prevailed. All I wanted was a Guardian Ad Litem for my children. Any third party would have been easily been able to confirm or refute all of my allegations, which is why none was ever appointed to protect the children or reduce the conflict.
Abuse is about power and control. Stand up for the abused and speak out. If someone speaks out about abuse, believe them.
Please teach my children empathy and about emotional invalidation and ‘gas-lighting’ or they may end up like me.
Professionally produced videos like the one above promoting our Parent March on Washington are factually alarming. Their content has never been challenged for inaccuracy. It’s the subject, i.e. imprisoned and pedophile judges, which is being targeted, punished and removed from public discourse.
By Dr. Leon Koziol
Parenting Rights Institute.
As we suspected for years, Facebook and agencies of our own government are censoring family preservation groups and conservative value systems which made that government possible. Whereas the targeted website, http://www.leonkoziol.com, had received over 2,000 shares on some of our posts prior to 2016, we have been getting routinely get less than ten since then.
Today the evidence was confirmed, and recourse will be sought by a federal court action against Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg in the District of Columbia. Reproduced below is the message that was blocked for “safety” reasons and its “abusive” content according to an automated notice that was quickly challenged with a warning of legal action:
PARENT ALERT: Fellow Activists against family court abuses: Join our weekly Thursday Nationwide Conference Calls, 7 pm EST to grow our Parent March on Washington, May 3rd starting 1 pm at the White House. Sponsored by the Parenting Rights Institute. Without numbers and visible action, things will only get worse. Call (605) 313-4165, type in access code 763491 when prompted. Details at www.leonkoziol.com. It is imperative for the sake of your families and future generations that you spread the word as our websites and social media have been suppressed. I even had to get a family judge gag order removed in New York Supreme Court. Dr. Leon Koziol, PRI Director.
Exposing Court Corruption – Civil & Parental Rights Advocacy
As you can verify yourself, there is nothing “dangerous” or “abusive” about this message. Its only danger is to lawyer profits and federal funding of corrupt family courts. When censorship of this severity is exposed, Americans react with great resolve. This is why we parents can get no reform or accountability in these self-regulated courts. I am outraged and expect substantial compensation from this monopoly communications giant. How ironic it is that Facebook acted exactly as we predicted in that message, one that is at the core of free speech values in an American form of government.
Join our conference call tonight as requested in that censored message!
For the sake of those who sacrificed their lives for our rights, SHARE THIS!
May 3, 2019, March begins 1pm at the White House and it concludes at the Supreme Court
What is its purpose?
We are asking our Justice Department to investigate corruption in our domestic relations courts and Congress to open public hearings on the horrific cases that are erupting there. Justifications for federal involvement include widespread abuses of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. Federal funds to state courts are based on the size and number of support orders they issue. Such funding provides incentives for lawyers and judges to manufacture parental conflict for revenues and fees. This unchecked abuse has led to a silent epidemic in society.
States abuse billions of dollars in federal money through protracted litigation and custody mandates which preclude shared parenting alternatives. A trillion-dollar industry has resulted to benefit lawyers, psychiatrists, drug companies and countless others to the demise of families and children. Veteran suicides, addictions and other harmful effects are actually being financed and incentivized by federal money.
Highly protected and suppressed from public knowledge, these abuses include Medicaid fraud, aggravated violence, overbilling practices, parental alienation and a fatherless society contrary to the purported “best interests of the child.” This March seeks to bring universal awareness to an epidemic that is harming the moral fiber, constitutional fabric and productivity of an entire nation.
Who is sponsoring it?
The March is being promoted principally by the Parenting Rights Institute as an umbrella sponsor with others assisting. PRI is a judicial watch and parent advocacy organization founded by Dr. Leon Koziol in 2010. It has conducted parent conventions, lobbying initiatives and traveled the country assisting parents. It has offered publishing services, self-representation and strategy programs, video documentaries and professional referrals for parents.
The PRI relies on donations and purchases but has remained grossly underfunded. That is why we are relying on individuals and groups to help us organize this March as a grass roots event. The March seeks to bring together victims from all states to finally be heard in a place where true reform can happen.
Related Three-Day Events:
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – This three-day event begins with an American Parent (vehicle) Caravan on the morning of May 1, 2019. It is designed to give advance notice of our May 2nd (Lobby Initiative) and May 3rd (March). We want our leaders in Washington to shift focus from illegal immigrant parents separated from their children to American parents separated or alienated from their children here in our own country. One such caravan is set to begin at 10 am in Liberty Park, Jersey City and end mid-afternoon at Veterans Memorial in Washington. Through vehicle signage, we hope to attract interstate highway and media notice.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 – A lobbying day on the eve of this March seeks to impact our nation’s leaders. An action plan will be confirmed, 8 a.m. at the Harrington Hotel, 436 11th Street NW, Washington D.C. located ideally between the White House and Capitol. The PRI has used this hotel for lobbying events including a news conference at the Supreme Court to announce the docketing of precedent seeking cases.
Groups with lobby packets will head to both houses of Congress with the hope that every elected member is notified at their offices. By our experience, these representatives pay little or no attention to their constituents unless backed by a high-profile special interest group. This will change when they see the seriousness of our message the next day.
How it originated:
The Parent March was conceived by Dr. Leon Koziol, a parent rights advocate who practiced law for more than two decades without blemish. He successfully challenged gag orders, racist and sexist practices, and won substantial awards in federal and state courts. He obtained judgment invalidating the largest casino compact in New York.
Dr. Koziol was featured on 60 Minutes, New York Times and CNN. When he took a stand against court corruption, a horrific agenda of retaliation followed causing an indefinite suspension of his law licenses and child contact. That 12-year agenda was executed through criminal means without accountability. Like Edward Snowden, he blew the whistle on corrupt practices and helped expose misconduct such as his custody judge removed from the bench for sexual abuse of the judge’s handicapped, five-year old niece.
What is the agenda for the March?
Friday, May 3, 2019 – The White House
After a morning review session with key organizers at the hotel, marchers will begin assembling at President’s Park in front of the White House. A permit is required for events having more than 25 participants, and it will be obtained upon confirmation of a worthy number. Here we will be calling upon the president and Justice Department to open an investigation of our nation’s family courts. We will also request a National Shared Parenting Bill.
At 1 pm, the March proceeds along Pennsylvania Avenue (or the National Mall depending on logistics) to Upper Senate Park where a stop will be made to request congressional hearings regarding the abuses of Title IV-D funding and family court corruption. Such abuses continue to yield a fatherless America through debtor prisons and draconian enforcement practices. The March will then resume to the Supreme Court behind the Capitol Building.
Here we will offer victims an opportunity to present their individual cases and pleas for an end to parental alienation caused by judges and lawyers in these courts. At 7 pm, we will end the day on the opposite (front) side of the Capitol with a candlelight vigil for suicide and alienation victims.
Important: The subjects and itinerary are not cast in stone. We anticipate input and modifications from volunteers as they join the event. However, we do not wish to jeopardize our effectiveness with a multitude of “beefs” that dilute our main message, that of ending corruption in these courts.
Such dilution became the downfall of the Women’s March on Washington the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Many participating groups were not only at odds with one another, protesters became unruly and vulgar with their messages. In the end, it was little more than a mob complaint about a citizen’s sexist remarks on a private jet.
Our March is not an attack upon elected leaders, Democrat or Republican, and it will not be exploited for a fringe purpose. Dr. Leon Koziol has advised many successful protest organizers without incident. One such protest was featured on 60 Minutes leading to a Supreme Court decision which overruled the one being targeted. Here we hope to get the same Court to hear a case that addresses overbroad judge immunities and an antiquated custody system.
Why should I come?
Your involvement may change history. We parents love our children, but they are being exploited for money, turned against us, and taught to disrespect other authority figures. We have to stand up for our parental rights which the Supreme Court has declared to be “the oldest liberty interest protected by the Constitution.” That liberty is being eroded with each passing day because parents lack an effective watch dog in Washington.
In this March, numbers are our strength. You mean something to us. In your last days on earth, you will know that you once were a part of something profound, something they may recognize for generations to come. It will be a tribute to those who gave up their lives so we could exercise these rights. Against that sacrifice, how can you stay home to save a few hundred dollars?
You need to make plans now. The Harrington Hotel is already filled to capacity, but there is lodging throughout the beltway accessible by public transportation. The huge edifices, monuments and stately grounds in our nation’s capital are your property, the people’s domain. Take advantage of it. Train and air fares can be very low if obtained in advance with free cancellations as close as two days prior to arrival. With a will, there’s a way.
We need your help and contributions now. A Go-Fund Me page has been established at www.leonkoziol.com and details are regularly updated there. You can make a donation by hitting any part of the link below. You can also call us on the PRI office phone at (315) 380-3420.
In an effort to boost the ranks of court victims attending our Parent March on Washington, advisors have recommended a video production on the seriousness of our cause. Today’s society is focused on fame, drama and sound bites as opposed to lengthy reading. We live in a world of fiction, short attention spans and ever declining moral fiber.
With that in mind, I decided to answer this reality with segments from the blockbuster movie “The Patriot.” It has remarkable parallels to the modern day patriots who will join our March on May 3rd. Sponsored by the Parenting Rights Institute, this March is supported by a growing number of groups and court victims.
However, unlike the actors and fictional scenes of the movie, the people here are real, the court drama cannot be edited, and the fighters are caught in a war between the state and parents over the control of our children. It’s the antiquated child custody mandate versus progressive shared parenting at the center of today’s domestic revolution.
Indeed the entire family court structure is based on a “best interests of the child” doctrine which enables the state, its judges and lawyers to exploit our children for revenues much like the British did to our colonists. That doctrine is still known as “parens patriae” or the power carried over from Great Britain which had the King (or Crown) as the father of all people.
So follow me as I enlighten you to our parent revolution using symbolism, principles and the “worthiness of our cause.” The Patriot movie opens in 1776 South Carolina where French and Indian War hero, Captain Benjamin Martin (played by Mel Gibson) is trying to convince the colonial legislature to vote against a levy that would help finance our war for independence.
Familiar with the horrors of the earlier war, Benjamin Martin stresses that unlike all others, this one would be fought “amongst us,” that our “children will witness it with their own eyes,” and “the innocent will die with the rest of us.” He is asking everyone instead to plead with the King for recourse “again and again” but to no avail as his friend, Colonel Harry Berwell, insists.
It is a remarkable parallel to family courts which profit from the pleadings that parents bring “again and again” due to needless custody wars incited by lawyers. Such wars caused Walter Scott, a loving dad, to be shot dead five times in the back by a traffic cop in 2015 while fleeing unarmed from a support warrant. It occurred in South Carolina where the Patriot movie was based. I was subjected to a similar “shoot on sight” threat by a New York traffic cop years later. States are now killing for money, and our children witness this as victims.
Suicides, homicides, domestic violence and premature deaths are common outcomes. Prophetically, when one of the Assembly representatives, “Mr. Howard” complains of “a tyrant 3,000 miles away,” Captain Martin answers with the blunt question, “why should I trade one tyrant 3,000 miles away for 3,000 tyrants one mile away.” Family Court Judges have been described as “petty tyrants.”
The unexpected reply draws laughter but the point he follows with is that “an elected legislature can trample a man’s rights just as easily as a King can.” How ironic it is that this prediction has come true today with bar associations and special interests that control Congress and our legislatures. They have long been passing laws which are taking our rights away. The Supreme Court has long declared that the parenting right is “the oldest liberty interest protected by the Constitution.” And this liberty is most under fire today. Here’s our first scene:
In the scene (below) which follows, Captain Martin is put to task by Colonel Harry Berwell of the Continental Army (played by Chris Cooper). Having fought along side him under George Washington in the earlier war, Berwell is shocked at Martin’s change of attitude on a war with England.
Martin justifies his position: “I’m a parent, I haven’t got the luxury of principles.” Ironically that was the phrase I used ten years ago to avoid a custody war with my ex-spouse, Kelly Hawse (Koziol), but like the victim in the movie, I was drawn into it with my children when she threatened to replace me as their father for money. That’s the way these custody wars work:
In the next scene below, Captain Martin (“Father”) is thrust into the war when his young son is killed by the British Dragoon Colonel William Tavington (played by Jason Isaacs). It occurs in front of Martin’s family and home as he predicted in the Assembly. Tavington is the villain who is killing women and children, burning down their homes, and engaging in “brutal tactics” in order to bring rebels into submission. In family courts, punishments are doled out for the same purpose.
Those who complain are hit with “brutal tactics” such as parent alienation, loss of custody and debtor prisons. Draconian court orders are designed to force parents to accept the state as a super-parent. Here, Captain Martin regrets “doing nothing” to fight these brutal tactics and his eldest son Gabriel (played by Heath Ledger) is determined to do his duty contrary to his father’s orders. In a scene common to parents in court, Captain Martin laments that he is losing his family:
Isn’t that scene like children today forced to testify against their own parents and better judgments? In any event, duty-bound to join the Continental Army, Captain Martin asks his friend, Colonel Berwell, to have his son Gabriel placed under his command. They are then assigned to recruit militia to prevent British General Cornwallis (played by Tom Wilkinson) from marching to attack George Washington. Father and son split up with Gabriel coming upon town residents hung by the British from a tree.
Undaunted, he enters a church to make a recruiting call but is criticized. Ann Howard, whom he falls in love with and later marries, answers with a fevered pitch for joining this militia. “Is this the sort of men you are?” she asks, challenging them to act upon their beliefs. It works, and her challenge could easily apply to all the apathetic fathers who are scared to protest today, i.e. “If they can nearly kill a judicial whistle blower, they can do it to anyone.”
In a scene immediately following the one in church, Gabriel attempts to get permission from Ann Howard’s dad to “write her.” In those days, parents were highly respected and daughters were highly protected. Today, fathers are made out to be incompetent, placed on the defensive in our family courts and their authority over children is undermined in countless ways.
The scene then switches to Gabriel’s father who is recruiting along with French Colonel Jean Villeneuve at a tavern. In my conference calls I have emphasized that the Revolutionary War was started in pubs and taverns. This is a comical scene which shows that. I’m hoping we can recruit in the same places for our March. Unfortunately, bar talk today rarely turns into action.
The recruiting culminates in a secluded swamp where the new militia is encamped. However, Gabriel, who has spent time with the colonial regular army is disgusted with the low character of the recruits. “These are not the sort of men we need,” he complains to his father, but veteran Captain Martin counters that these “are exactly the sort we need because they’ve fought this kind of (guerilla) war before.”
Gabriel is shocked by his father’s molding of British toy soldiers belonging to his younger murdered son into musket balls for use against his killer, British Colonel Tavington. One can make parallels to those victims devising ways to slay their elitist oppressors in divorce and family courts. Only for the love of God and family do they rarely act on their emotions.
Gabriel later asks his father not to allow revenge to hurt the greater cause of freedom. This can be compared to marches in Washington sponsored by experienced groups. Parents have never mounted a serious March, but that can change by recruiting talented victims who leave their local foxholes and turn energies to our greater cause
The militia is granted leave to tend to their homes and families. During that leave in a remote beach village, Gabriel marries Ann Howard. After the ceremony, Captain Martin sits down to chat with the sister of his late wife who has been caring for his children during the war. She emphasizes that she is not her sister. Captain Martin misunderstands her romantic overture and promptly acknowledges her obvious status. When she turns away disappointed, Martin acts on her invite.
The next morning, Gabriel and his father are saying their farewells to return to the war. The youngest daughter has not been speaking purposely to protest her father’s absences, a form of parental alienation. She steps back from his attempt to hug her. In an earlier scene she insists that she hates her father.
A visibly hurt dad is forced to accept this. As he gets on his horse, the little girl finally breaks down and runs for him. It is an emotional reunion which our family judges do not promote. Instead, out of pure arrogance and self-advancement, they allow parent alienation to fester until it is permanent. Family in this movie is a core theme, a cherished value upended by war. The same is occurring with custody wars. But tough dads, loving fathers, they don’t surrender. They always come back!
After completing the leave from war activity, only three volunteers return to the swamp camp to resume militia operations. They are depressed until suddenly the rest show up in large numbers due to a recognition of their vital cause. My hope is that a similar recruiting success keeps our volunteers on course.
Colonel Tavington orders the burning of a church with town residents inside which include Ann Howard and her father. When discovered, Gabriel strikes out to find the murderer of his wife ahead of companions. Tavington ends up killing him too, leaving Captain Martin with two dead sons.
In this scene, while Captain Martin is mourning Gabriel, Colonel Berwell tries to convince his friend to continue with the cause but Martin replies that he’s finally run his course. It parallels loving parents forced to acknowledge that their efforts to maintain a relationship with their children have been ended by a corrupt regime, a sort of living death without logic.
In family courts, parents lose their children to custody wars. In my case, the ex would not even facilitate a farewell to my daughters when I left for Paris to escape persecution for my reform activity. It is an evil reaching levels never seen by any prior society. The alienation today is typically permanent without crime, abuse, abandonment, neglect or rational purpose.
The above scene is reflective of those who have given up our cause for accountability in America’s divorce and family courts. After so much abuse, they fail to realize their greater fate. Gabriel is buried, but as his father heads for home, he discovers the ragged colonial flag which his son had stitched together and kept in his horse bag. In the next scene, Captain Martin surprises his militia by returning with that flag high above the march to the cheers of everyone. Those who join our March in Washington should receive a similar welcome.
As civilians, we cannot relate to the intensity of our soldiers at war when they face serious odds of survival. We take the rights for which they sacrifice for granted. In this scene, Captain Martin recognizes that his end may be near as the militia prepares to advance toward a far superior British army. A plan was devised to send the militia out first with colonial army hidden behind under a hilltop. Martin asks Berwell to keep a message to his family in his coat pocket. He nods solemnly.
Meanwhile a white militia man, previously critical of a slave member, discloses now that he is free and honored to serve with him. As they advance for the final showdown of the Revolutionary War at Yorktown, Captain Martin asks French Officer Jean Villeneuve about his two daughters. They had been “burned alive” by a British ship firing upon the vessel they were sailing on. He asks their ages and how lovely they must have been. Jean then replies that they were 12 and 10, the same ages as my daughters when they were taken from me by New York Lewis County Family Judge Dan “Kangaroo Court” King.
In our last segment from the movie, The Patriot, Captain Martin heeds Gabriel’s request to place the cause above his personal quest for revenge. He forfeits an opportunity to kill Tavington with his specially prepared musket ball when discovering that the patriots were retreating. He seizes a flag and heads toward the British while yelling for those running in the opposite direction to turn around and join him.
The patriots are ultimately successful and Captain Martin does get his revenge by slaying Colonel Tavington. Like the movie, we modern day parents can never retreat from the duties to our children, country and future generations. This movie contains graphic details of the sacrifices made so that we can exercise our rights in Washington. Let us now honor all who have served to the present day by recruiting and joining fellow marchers on May 3, 2019.