"Effort & Courage are not enough
without Purpose & Direction." President John F. Kennedy
Civil Rights Legislation
The right of parents & children to associate is
an "inalienable" right.
SIGN a petition in support of "The Declaration
of Family Rights"
A child has a right to be with
their parents, a parent has a right to be with
their child. As one of our most
important Civil rights -- it should not
depend on what State you live in or a local law:
steps: Introduction of the Family
Right's Act into Congress,
Congressional Hearings into Family Law Reform.
Rob a 6 pack from a
convenience store and you get: a lawyer, speedy
trial, presumption of innocence, strict rules of
evidence, and a Jury which must be convinced beyond
a reasonable doubt. Don't parents &
children deserve the same standard before they're
separated for months/years?
Each state has its
own procedures, but still required to remain within
Constitutional standards. There has been an
explosion in well intentioned Family Law, but
without the firm guidance of our Constitution.
The words "best interest of the child" are used to
justify any action.
WE ARE NOT calling
for MORE FEDERAL INTERFERENCE, but less. The
recognition of established constitutional
protections to protect families. We only ask the
same principles used to protect
liberty, also protect the bond between parents and
children (probably an even
more valued freedom):
ought to be a "significant
barrier" the system has to cross before they can
interfere with our
What is the foundation to justify
such a strong statement,
read an essay on Family Rights.
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"I came to see for the first time that the Christian
doctrine of love, operating through the Gandhian
method of nonviolence, is one of the most potent
weapons available to oppressed people in their
struggle for freedom."(Martin Luther King)
key to our success is a non-violent approach based
on Non Violent Action.
Please follow the link and read about a very
positive approach! We are not loud,
rude, or vindictive. We treat everyone
with kindness and respect -- especially people with
whom we disagree (which includes the other parent,
lawyers, and other officials in the "system").
have held up the
ideal that people willing to demonstrate: Faith,
Love, and Personal Sacrifice
can be the means of effective social change. More
specifically, that Parents can
promote Family Law reform by demonstrating:
1) Faith in a loving God,
2) Love for their children, former spouses, and
other "brothers and
3) Willingness to make Personal Sacrifice,
allows you to demonstrate
through "unambiguous physical action" the depth of
your Faith and
belief in your "cause." It is a positive
demonstration of love given
at sometimes tremendous personal cost.
We will all have to answer these
questions of implementation.
But let's not put the "cart before the horse". A child has a right to
be with their parents, the same way that a woman
has a right to vote, and a slave has the right
to be free. In the past
folks argued against women voting, or freedom
for slaves, by talking about the "dire
in Kid's Right is
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If what you
read here "makes
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material. If you have a computer you can use, you qualify -- we
are happy to train you
with the skills involved to produce web pages. The web site is
under development and we
are still getting organized. Our goals is to subdivide
responsibility for different
sections of the site to sub-webmasters throughout the country.