The Child Support Crisis: What you need to know about draconian enforcements

By Dr. Leon Koziol

Parenting Rights Institute

Just shut up and pay YOUR child support! It’s a familiar insult which presumes that only one parent has any such obligation and that both parents cannot be trusted to set up their own arrangements free of state supervision. Given the complex society of today, the better assumption is that the state is ill equipped to raise our children and that a nation founded upon a limited government will no longer tolerate its abuses of power.

The euphemistic term “child support” has been conveniently exploited to build a giant bureaucracy focused more on revenue generation and service fees than the “best interests” of our children. Just place the child on top of the state tank and you can crush the rights of the people, even convincing parents to “happily” surrender the ones applicable to their offspring. It’s a tactic used by Adolph Hitler to build one of the greatest war machines in history.

Widespread declines in moral, family and religious values can largely be traced to this surrender. The word combination “child support” has been effective in drowning out the truth about a corrupted process that invites self-serving jurists to tread increasingly upon our most basic rights. These include our fundamental liberty interest in childrearing, Troxel v Granville, 530 US 57 (2000) and guarantee of procedural due process, Turner v Rogers, 564 US 431 (2011).

An ominous dissent in the latter case by Justice Clarence Thomas should have all of us alarmed. He bucked the court’s majority by declaring that the due process safeguards required of a support contempt proceeding undermine the state’s interest in a more vigorous enforcement process. This represented a grave departure from reality when taking a deeper look at the draconian enforcement practices that have caused joblessness, homelessness and premature deaths among support debtors.

Such practices have not only “undermined” support capacities, but they have forever ended “child support” in countless cases. Three exemplary deaths over the past decade, Joe Longo, Thomas Ball and Walter Scott, are all that is needed to show the absurdities of the Thomas opinion. Taken together with other victims, it is clear that we have an epidemic underway, one that “shocks the conscience of a civilized society” in violation of substantive due process as well, Rochin v California, 342 US 165 (1953).

Government today is actually manufacturing bad parents through its “custody” and “support” mandates under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. This is the federal funding law that rewards courts by the number and size of support orders they issue and satisfy. Apart from the inherent bias that this has created, the imbalance has yielded a crowd of silent or walking dead, victims of murder, suicides, false charges and domestic violence, others that await justice that never comes.

Police Investigator Joseph Longo was so traumatized after exiting support court that he used a common kitchen knife to commit a murder-suicide at the former marital home. It left four children without both parents and taxpayers with a $2 million lawsuit debt, Pearce v Longo, 766 F. Supp. 2d 367 (NDNY 2011). The court predators kept pounding him with protection orders, support intercepts and career damage without considering the breaking points of their targets.

You should’ve just shut up, Joe, and paid YOUR child support.

Then there’s Thomas Ball, victim of an overzealous child protection agency who sat down one day on the steps of a New Hampshire courthouse to protest family court abuse. But this was no sit-in, no “occupy court” mission. He poured gas over his head and burned himself alive. We cringe at the extreme pain he must have suffered before and during this holocaust. In the end, there was no national coverage, no court reforms, they merely washed his ashes into the sewer.

You should’ve just shut up, Tom, and paid YOUR child support.

Finally we bring you Walter Scott, a black father shot dead five times in the back. He was killed, unarmed, by a white cop while fleeing a child support warrant at a traffic stop. Unlike other BLM victims, this one was not involved in any criminal activity. It was a civil debt, and our government was now killing for money. This obvious fact is never mentioned in the ongoing George Floyd protests because “child support” is the holy grail for feminists and man-haters.

You should’ve just shut up, Walt, and paid YOUR child support.

Even in necessary cases involving absentee parents or public charges, there is little or no accountability for tax-free, support checks used for drugs, partners or vanity excesses. Most contemptuous are the cases where child support is exploited as a tactical weapon for a custody award that inevitably leads to severe parental alienation. Here the one dutifully paying “child support” is, in reality, paying the state to take his children away. Even then, sadistic alienators are not satisfied until their children are brainwashed to hate the other parent.

This author’s ordeal is one such case that features a high school teacher, Kelly Hawse-Koziol.

The easy way to avoid this “inconvenient truth” is by detracting from it, i.e. “Just shut up and pay YOUR child support.” Support judges say this without mouthing the words by trashing procedural protections and crafting evidentiary substitutes to expedite a desired outcome. Examples are too numerous but include such fictions as “imputed income” and a substandard level of proof. This star chamber process ignores the right of a “noncustodial” parent to finance a separate home for the same children. It also ignores the horrific collateral harm.

Nowhere is an accounting made of the working parental arrangements upended by this custody and support mandate found in the funding laws.

Such collateral harm does not discriminate. It includes a white mom who drove her children into the Hudson River rather than surrender to a custody and support order. A similar derangement caused another to heinously murder her two-year old girl resulting in a conviction and jail term that will never bring back the child (see Gabriella Boyd Foundation). A black mom in Philadelphia went further. In an overnight rage, she purchased a gun and killed both her children and their dad.

The child victims are particularly heart-wrenching. There’s Kyra Franchetti and Thomas Valva whose young lives were lost to mentally disturbed fathers. An Albany (NY) Times Union story on October 13, 2020 revealed that a child protection agency suppressed 725 child death reports over a decade. This is shocking but not really when considering Governor Andrew Cuomo’s suppression of nursing home deaths currently under investigation. Such tragedies omit the live victims torn apart by court proceedings needlessly protracted by greedy lawyers.

This author was subjected to a sixteen year battle over “child support” which induced the “custodial” mom to brainwash his precious daughters in relentless fashion. This went unheeded by the courts despite the lack of any abuse report or unfit finding and despite father-daughter experiences that would be the envy of most children. Over 40 trial level jurists were assigned to his family proceedings with many removed for misconduct, a national record by most accounts and the price to be paid by a judicial whistleblower.

This is not just a public policy issue or a lack of judicial accountability. It is a growing crisis that has caused more deaths than the coronavirus pandemic. It was the theme of our 3-day Parent March on Washington in 2019, a peaceful protest featuring a lobby initiative, expert speakers, a march down Pennsylvania Avenue under police escort and a concluding vigil for those lives lost to this unjust system. Its goal was to obtain congressional hearings and a Justice Department investigation. But it achieved nothing, only more evidence for BLM to justify violence. Peaceful reform is no match for the gold mine which this system has viciously protected.

If you wish to learn more about this author’s unprecedented ordeal as a judicial whistleblower, consult the many posts at http://www.leonkoziol.com or his 2017 book, Satan’s Docket, soon to be updated with more graphic retributions. You might also be interested in a DVD film entitled “Crisis” based on a true story. It features a triple storm of whistleblowers who take on the DEA, academia and the drug industry as common victims. They illuminate the kind of retaliation exposed here.

Due to the censorship of this vital message, it is critical for readers to make it viral for the benefit of parents, children and families everywhere. The author may be reached at (315) 796-4000 or leonkoziol@gmail.com.

The Founding Fathers March

Mark your calendars, April 20, 2012, for the FOUNDING  FATHERS  MARCH, sponsored by the Parenting Rights Institute, National League of Fathers, Inc. and all other groups or persons wishing to join a growing number of Americans committed to the principles of our Constitution. We are seeking to end discrimination against fathers and non-custodial mothers in childrearing laws, among other abuses. The time of exploiting our children for money is over.

This is a modern day movement which is long overdue in our domestic relations courts, state houses and Congress. Lawyers and politicians have discovered a gold mine based upon a scheme of custody laws which forces good parents to fight over their own offspring. Like slavery, separate but equal doctrine and women deprived their right to vote, this “custodial institution of childrearing” is outdated, oppressive and based upon a time when mothers stayed at home.

The abuse of fathers and working moms has now reached a breaking point. Increased numbers of parents are resorting to lawlessness along the last frontier of civil rights reform in America today. From employment under the table needed for survival to murder-suicides by those enduring severe despair over their children, the harm to America imposes a duty upon all of us to help one another. There can be no greater liberty than the right to rear one’s own children.

Welcome to the Founding Fathers March, an event which combines our civil rights movements, Wall Street protests and tea party events into a motorized convergence upon our nation’s capital. Our goal is to promote principles established by our founding fathers. When they gathered in the dangerous climate of their day, they sought to make all persons equal with rights to pursue happiness. They entrusted us to assure that such principles would last beyond the parchment.

Accordingly, over the course of our history, millions of men, fathers and able bodied soldiers answered the call of duty, returning home only to find that spineless decision makers had no intention of enforcing the rights for which they sacrificed. In our family courts, there is no Constitution, only an abuse of power premised upon our children’s purported “best interests”. Money has overcome justice, equality, compassion and plain common sense.

Fellow parents: enough is enough. No more complaining and keyboard appeals. No one is listening to you. It’s time for action, a visible statement with a united presence so that meaningful reform can be achieved. Do not count on your neighbors or politicians to make this happen. You are an integral part of America. It’s your job to make a future for our people. Otherwise just accept the abuse, the crime, the corruption, and damage upon our moral fiber.

This march can happen, and it must happen, if our children and principles mean anything to you. It has precedent, and here is how it can work. We’re not promoting a sixties type street demonstration so much as we are a motorized one. With today’s technology, we can coordinate a motorcade of cars, bikes and trucks down America’s interstate highways, converging upon our capital’s beltway in a manner never seen before. Each vehicle can bear its own message.

Not long ago, this approach was successfully undertaken by a citizens group in New York led by the same person authoring this announcement. In one event, some 2200 vehicles circled an Indian casino in protest of sovereign land claims. They frustrated access and gained attention of media across America. It was followed by a direct motorcade from Buffalo to Albany that was featured on 60 Minutes. In the end, land claims were dismissed and tax reform was achieved.

We need you now to make this happen nationwide on April 20, 2012 while Congress is in session and the presidential elections are in full swing. Our Thomas Ball Society is gaining interest and can act as a steering committee of delegates from all 50 states (a veritable continental congress). Fathers in particular must make this stand, bearing their work uniforms to show how America was built and defended over two centuries.

Today is Day 157 to the time of our event. Each succeeding one will be dedicated to a person victimized by constitutional violations. Stories and education pieces will follow. So stay in contact with our site, www.leonkoziol.com, and successor sites, as the movement becomes viral. Send us your own experience, your ideas and, most importantly, your contributions. Together, we can combine talents to make our government responsive to all people in the land we occupy.

November 16, 2011                                                        Dr. Leon R. Koziol, J.D.

Parental Rights Advocate

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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