Thomas Ball Society Announced – New Video Emerges!

PARENTING ALERT:  We’re making our next move. The Parenting Rights Institute today announced a proposal for the creation of the “Thomas Ball Society”. This group of parent, child and family advocates will join efforts across the nation in protest of a system of laws which is taking children from good parents on an escalating scale. In some cases, the seizure is carried out directly by state agencies purporting to act in our children’s so-called “best interests”. Using the same propaganda, the state seizes other children through oppressive “custody” and “support” processes which force parents to fight over their own offspring.

Sgt. Thomas Ball burned himself alive in front of the Cheshire County Superior Courthouse in Keene, New Hampshire this past June to bring attention and reform to these oppressive processes (see his manifesto). We cannot even relate to the level of commitment, sacrifice and pain this man endured in an effort to safeguard our American value systems. However, unlike the protester he was seeking to emulate in the Arab world uprisings, Tom’s event was profoundly suppressed and received hardly any mainstream news media coverage. You could imagine the opposite effect if a mother burned herself alive in protest of domestic violence at the same courthouse. Countless state agencies would benefit financially from the public outcry.

Tom stood for the most basic principles upon which our nation was founded. However, the child has been converted by the state into a multi-billion dollar industry – America’s new modern day version of capitalism. Our government will promote money interests not unlike Hitler promoted Nazi youth and Soviet imperialists promoted socialism. The difference here, of course, is that we have this thing called the Constitution. It was designed to check government advances upon our most cherished liberties. And there is no liberty or privacy interest more cherished than the right to rear our own children free from utopian philosophies and lucrative child transfers.

It is our job, as the “People” in that Constitution to place limits upon state power. Otherwise it is nothing more than parchment destined for sterility by an authoritative substitute. In this alert, we are providing you with a link to learn more about Thomas Ball. Also we are continuing to solicit donations behind the parenting rights litigation brought by Parental Rights Advocate Leon Koziol. In coming weeks, we will be contacting family rights leaders around the country to join this society. If you are interested, please contact us at admin@leonkoziol.com or leonkozioljd@gmail.com. You can also call direct at (315) 796-4000. The physical life of Thomas Ball may have been extinguished by a final dying ember at a courthouse of a small American town. But from Tom’s ashes, a patriotic spirit has been renewed which can never die.

The following news documentary video is courtesy of our liberty-minded friends at FreeKeene.Com which aired on July 18, 2011.  We would like to thank them for doing an outstanding job of producing such a fine masterpiece! As of today’s posting, this video has yet to receive the kind of viral-like circulation that it deserves amongst the parenting rights movement. Help spread the word – we encourage you to share this video of the Thomas Ball story with others in an effort to let the truth be known.

Here is a the direct URL: http://youtu.be/GMIPOmZRPgA

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Your support is kindly appreciated.

U.S. Justice Department and Others Seek Extensions For Parenting Rights Case

U. S. Justice Department, defense firms and New York Attorney General seek extensions to file briefs in parenting rights case being heard in federal appeals court in New York City.

The U.S. Justice Department has weighed in on the appeal brought by constitutional rights advocate Leon Koziol in New York City. It is representing Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services in Washington D.C. who was named as a defendant. The case seeks to promote shared parenting through a precedent setting decision which strikes down a scheme of federal and state laws that discriminate against fathers and non-custodial mothers in divorce, custody and support proceedings.

The complete brief was released publicly on this site, www.leonkoziol.com, on September 22, 2011, shortly after its filing. It addresses a full range of parenting rights routinely infringed in our state domestic relations courts. Like the equal rights vindicated by Brown v Board of Education, but unlike the fundamental rights pursued in Roe v Wade, this appeal is designed to promote family values in separated parental settings. If successful, it will provide a weapon for parents everywhere to resist draconian support orders and abusive court processes.

Significantly, U.S. attorneys have joined the New York Attorney General and law firms representing other defendants in seeking extensions to file their response briefs into December, 2011, or the maximum period allowed by law. Mr. Koziol has opposed those requests on grounds that he was able to complete his own brief in less than one week while filing motions, rule statements, record and appendix in a lesser period of time without office staff or support. Evidently this case, years in the works, is proving to have merit or cause for concern.

Unfortunately, as related in our last post, the financial burden inflicted by such delays is having devastating impacts upon Leon’s continuing ability to maintain this litigation. Simply put, it is a case which seeks a proper remedy in lieu of a constitutional amendment in the state legislatures and Congress that could take decades to produce. To our knowledge, only the State of Louisiana has endorsed such an amendment. On the positive side, the current briefing delay opens the door for persons or groups to join the case or provide their input on the arguments.

For our regular followers, input can be made by e-mail at: leonkozioljd@gmail.com. However you must first read and digest the brief referenced in our last post. In the coming weeks, you will be given the opportunity for virtual participation in our profound litigation by keyboard from your very own homes. Updates on this case and others being pursued by Mr. Koziol will follow. The referenced requests by government attorneys and defense firms may be viewed directly through the links found on our site. In the meantime, we would like to thank our early donors as we continue to urge your support behind this vital cause. Even if you are not currently impacted, the damage caused by these socialist welfare laws is affecting the health, safety, productivity, education and family heritage of an entire nation. Kindly pass this on.

As stated in our previous blog post, resources have dwindled to nothing in connection with our current cases. We are therefore seeking contributions from all concerned. Such cases would cost individual litigants or groups hundreds of thousands in competent fees and litigation expense. It is therefore crucial for all of our supporters to join us in this effort. A pay pal account has been set up to accept your donation. No matter how great or small it may be, every amount helps. Please consider this using the method provided below or by mail to: Parenting Rights Institute; 1518 Genesee Street; Utica, New York 13502. Leon can be reached directly at (315) 796-4000. Networking and media connections are also greatly needed. Once again, we would like to thank all of you for your help. 

 See Requests for Extensions Here

Federal Appeals Court to Hear Parenting Rights Case in New York City

KOZIOL’S  PARENTING  RIGHTS  CASE  TO  BE  HEARD  BY  FEDERAL  APPEALS  COURT  IN  NEW  YORK  CITY  (ENTITLED  PARENT  VS  STATE)

Years in the works, Civil Rights Advocate Leon Koziol has brought his case for parenting reform before the federal Court of Appeals in New York City. This precedent seeking litigation is designed to promote shared parenting through a decision which strikes down discriminatory custody and support laws as unconstitutional. It is a case not unlike Roe v Wade in its approach to fundamental rights except that this one seeks to advance family values in America.

The ominous trend in today’s childrearing laws features the state’s increased interference in family affairs. Diverse agreement and home environments are upstaged by socialist welfare practices which place the child above the parent in decision making authority. The state has seized power over private matters by engaging in needless financial inquisitions and substitutions of judgment reserved to moms and dads, whether married or living apart.

The insidious vehicle for this violation of human rights is the federal “Child Support Standards Act” which conditions divorce and court access upon the parents’ adoption of “custody” titles and an unequal doctrine of childrearing. Fathers and non-custodial mothers are particularly harmed by over inclusive laws which place good parents in the same classification as bad parents for purposes determining support and child access. Put simply, it is a lucrative institution which discourages liberty, cooperation and diversity as hallmarks of our Constitution.

On our Parenting Rights Institute site, www.leonkoziol.com, a link to the complete brief will orient you to this case. You can short cut the legalese by skipping over to the “Summary of Argument” and “Argument” sections. This case is more comprehensive than the one being considered simultaneously by the United States Supreme Court (also found on our site). Together they seek precedent for the benefit of aggrieved parents everywhere as well as the lawyers who risk their livelihoods in defense of our most valued rights.

To assess the credibility of our work and its importance to you and your loved ones, three sample cases are offered for your review from Leon Koziol’s litigation history, Oneida Indian Nation v Oneida County, 132 F. Supp. 2d 71 (2000)(successful maintenance of state court action against Indian casino enterprises represented by national law firms seeking injunction);Koziol v Hanna, 107 F. Supp. 2d 170 (2000)(successful challenge of city mayor who violated First Amendment rights of city employees as city corporation counsel, upheld by same federal appeals court here); Patterson v City of Utica, 370 F.3d 322 (CA 2, 2004)(featuring $333,000.00 jury verdict obtained by Leon Koziol on behalf of a civil rights victim ultimately settled on remand).

Unfortunately resources have dwindled to nothing in connection with our current cases. We are therefore seeking contributions from all concerned. Such cases would cost individual litigants or groups hundreds of thousands in competent fees and litigation expense. It is therefore crucial for all of our supporters to join us in this effort. A pay pal account has been set up to accept your donation. No matter how great or small it may be, every amount helps. Please consider this using the method provided below or by mail to: Parenting Rights Institute; 1518 Genesee Street; Utica, New York 13502. Leon can be reached directly at (315) 796-4000. Networking and media connections are also greatly needed. Once again, we would like to thank all of you for your help.

                                                                                                                                                         

View Complete Brief Here

KOZIOL FILES CASE IN UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT

KOZIOL FILES CASE  IN  UNITED  STATES  SUPREME  COURT  SEEKING  CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTION FOR PARENTS AND FAMILY ADVOCATES

On August 15, 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States submitted notice to civil rights advocate Leon Koziol that his petition for a writ has been accepted for consideration under docket No. 11-185. The petition will now undergo a review to determine whether the case will be heard by the full court. A vote of four justices is needed to make this occur.

The case is based upon Mr. Koziol’s four year ordeal at the hands of state disciplinary agents retaliating against his campaign for reform in state domestic relations courts. Specifically, after 23 unblemished years as a successful trial advocate in federal and state courts, Mr. Koziol became victim to fabricated charges designed to suppress protected activities under the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

The petition is a fascinating read for human rights victims and those who have been abused in divorce, custody and support courts. It has all the ingredients of a John Grisham novel, and it actually seeks protection for lawyers who pursue admirable causes for the people. Through vague code provisions and substandard prosecutions, good lawyers are easily removed from the profession when they take on litigation against powerful government officials.

Leon Koziol is asking all of his supporters and followers to read his petition and pass it on to those who may be of assistance, i.e., media contacts, authors, intervenors, columnists and benefactors to help fund this vital cause. Without the good guys among those practicing law, the people will continue to be fleeced of their resources through orchestrated family controversies that are collectively harming the health, productivity and heritage of an entire nation.

Link to petition (Click Here)

Profound Reform Expected From This Weekend’s Convention

As devoted parents and concerned citizens, we’ve complained for too long. Government continues to ignore us. They’re making too much money on our children. Action is therefore the only answer. The time has come to get the state out of the “child business” as one Family Court put it. We must demand reform and that time is now.

Momentum continues to build for the first ever National Parenting Convention at the Hotel Utica this weekend in upstate New York. Media coverage and exclusive interviews with celebrity speaker Tim McKyer are introducing the event to the public. Nationwide coverage will depend on the creative energies of each and every follower and advocate we’ve managed to reach since this Convention was first announced in November, 2010.

There is no room for excuses, no more apathy or laziness. These children are our children and our priority. However, to reiterate our rights to rear our own children, to participate meaningfully in their lives, and to remove oppressive barriers upon our liberties, we “must be seen before we can be heard” under an American form of government. The Supreme Court has described our parenting rights as the “oldest liberty interest protected under the Constitution”. Unless we act, we will lose that right. At least one Justice is already seeing to this.

At the Convention, you will be heard, you will learn how to protect yourself, and most of all, your children will be made proud. They will one day know when mom and dad finally declared “enough is enough”. In 1848, a group of 100 men and women came together at the first National Women’s Rights Convention at nearby Seneca Falls, New York. They came by trains and horses with no political support or money. Little did they know, this small group of visionaries would change the world. We look forward to meeting all of you. Details at www.leonkoziol.com.

Koziol Appears on Families In Transition Television Program

Leon Koziol, J.D., discussing “Constitution and Family Law Reform” on Families In Transition television show:

Parenting Rights Convention Set for April 15-17, 2011 in Utica, NY

EVENT TO FEATURE THREE TIME NFL SUPER BOWL WINNER,  CONSTITUTIONAL  RIGHTS  ATTORNEY,  PURPLE  HEART  SOLDIER  AND REFORM  LEADERS.

All parenting groups and child advocates are invited to attend the first ever Parenting Rights Convention to be held at the Hotel Utica in upstate New York on April 15 – 17, 2011. Friday evening will feature a social “meet and greet” at 7 pm followed by a morning brunch and open hearing beginning at 2 pm on Saturday. At 7 pm the same day, a planning session will occur among group leaders and activists behind a rally at the nation’s capitol later this year. A strategy meeting will conclude the weekend on Sunday at 1 pm.

The Saturday hearing is the highlight of this convention. Guest speakers will be followed by an open microphone period to receive testimony from attendees, victims and group leaders. Civil Rights Attorney/Advocate Leon Koziol, J.D. is expected to consolidate presentations into a formal report to be submitted to the President, U.S. Justice Department, Secretary of Health and Human Services and select members of Congress. Copies will also be made available to attendees for distribution to state governments across the country.

The goal of this convention is to secure the fundamental right of parents to raise their own children free from undue state interference and to promote fair and meaningful parent-child relationships in separated household settings. The agenda will focus upon a full range of constitutional rights being lost to oppressive child control laws, draconian money collection practices, gender discrimination and the criminalization of mainstream “non-custodial” parents.

This Convention was first announced in November, 2010 and is being sponsored by the Parenting Rights Institute. Planning sessions were held at the Plaza Hotel in New York City on December 26-27, 2010 followed by weekly nationwide teleconferences in January, February and March, 2011. Once again, it is important to emphasize that this Convention is designed to make a profound statement and promote a united stand against divorce and family court abuses in our states. All constructive ideas and assistance are welcome. This is your opportunity to finally be heard and become a part of nationwide reform.

The site was selected based on driving proximity to metropolitan areas in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New England and metropolitan New York. Rail service is walking distance from the Hotel and discount lodging rates of $99 are being offered for this event. One hour service from Syracuse Hancock Airport is also available. Contact Hotel Utica at (315) 724-7829 to confirm reservations. Register your attendance or presentation through this site or dial the Institute direct at (315) 507-3103. Additional information and prior hotel events are shown at www.leonkoziol.com.