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 or 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.

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A Personal Message From Parent Advocate Leon Koziol, J.D.

I am taking a few moments aside from my test litigation on behalf of parents across America to bring you a heart wrenching story from my home town newspaper. A mother released statements of her five year old girl at the sentencing of a drunk driver who caused the death of the little one’s father. “Mommy, when will I die so I can see Daddy again?” and “Mommy I think you and I should move to heaven so that we can be a family again.” The episode gave new life to causes such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) to prevent this kind of needless carnage.

However, a similar carnage is occurring every day in America’s domestic relations courts with little concern expressed by anyone. Fathers and “non-custodial” mothers are being routinely ripped from their children through profit making laws such as the “Child Support Standards Act”. Government bureaucrats, lawyers and forensic agents are feeding off of marital demise and orchestrated controversies surrounding mandatory custody and support awards. These “awards” also cause needless and permanent carnage between parent and child.

There are purple heart soldiers and public safety officers committing suicide in lieu of a “child support” debtors prison. Then there’s the case of  Thomas Ball in Keene, New Hampshire, separated from his children recently based upon a non-issue blown out of proportion by a so-called “child protection” agent. To prevent the mother from losing the same children to the state, this agent convinced her to file false charges as a “custody” tactic. After years of useless and costly processes, Tom burned himself alive in front of a courthouse to protest an oppressive state which took away his loved ones. Unlike the protester he was seeking to emulate in the freedom uprisings of the Arab world, virtually no one in America took notice.

There were no heart wrenching statements from the children who lost their daddies as a consequence of a capitalist based child control system which is harming the productivity, health care and family heritage of an entire nation. There were no criminal prosecutions or civil liability against the people masquerading as state agents who caused the deaths of these good Americans, one whose roots go back to the Revolutionary War. No one appeared at any sentencing hearing in the way of a Mothers Against Dead Daddies (MADD) to protest money abuses in our courts.

While attending to litigation in Manhattan recently, I had occasion to tour the Trade Center and Wall Street protests. Like so many of you, I supported the causes of freedom and liberty which these sites stood for. However, a focus was sorely needed. Such focus is easily found in our parenting rights cause because the abuses of our children and livelihoods will not be corrected without judicial reform. Unless our courts show a willingness to uphold our Constitution by making these money/child abusers accountable, little girls and boys will continue to ask the silent question “Daddy where are you?”

As stated in previous posts, 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. Once again, we would like to thank all of you for your help.