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Here is a little something I sent to our Reps. along with the responce from my own Rep. Valentine who has not signed onto the pending equal parenting legislation. I have many more stats on hand if you would like them just send me a message, but I think these get the point across. This site has a few ideas to minimize the negative funds of Title IV as well. >>> 6/4/2009 10:51 AM >>> I would like to provide you with some information concerning the roots of criminality. I would hope you agree that it is counter productive to hack at the branches of the problem, while leaving the roots intact. The root, in this case, is single parent homes brought about by family court decisions which separate parents from their children in order to extort child support from them. The reason for that is the federal incentive program which pays states for collecting child support, and pays judge for hearing child support cases. We believe that the most effective attack on the roots of criminality would be to implement equal parenting legislation to do away with high conflict divorce, and eliminate the federal programs which make single parent households profitable to the courts yet costly to the taxpayer. (Title IV of the social security act specifically Title IV-D and Title IV-E are the most counter productive sections) Joe Jurecki 8661 Cook st Montague MI 49437 1-248-757-0184 37.8% of single mothers are divorced, 41% never married, and only 6.5% widows. Brookings Institute, "Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Single Mothers", Part 2, 3/22/04 "The strongest predictor of whether a person will end up in prison, is that they were raised by a single parent". C.C. Harper and S.S. McLanahan, "Father Absence and Youth Incarceration", Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Assoc., San Francisco, CA, 1998 In 1996, 70% of inmates in state juvenile detention centers serving long sentences, were raised by single mothers. Wade Horn, "Why There Is No Substitute For Parents", IMPRIMIS 26, NO.6, June, 1997 72% of juvenile murderers, and 60% of rapists came from single mother homes. Chuck Colson, "How Shall We Live?" Tyndale House , 2004, p.323 70% of juvenile delinquents, and 70% of Child murderers, come from single mother homes. Richard E. Redding, "It's Really About Sex", Duke Univ. Journal of Gender Law and Policy, Jan.1, 2008 "After controlling for single motherhood, the difference between black and white crime rates disappeared." Progressive Policy Institute, 1990, quoted by David Blankenhorn, "Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem," New York, Harper Perennial, 1996, p.31 71% of all adolescent chemical/substance abusers, 80% of all prison inmates, came from single mother homes. Bob Ray Sanders, "Hey Y'all, Let's Fill The Hall (Of Fame), Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Oct.28,2007 Mona Charen, "More Good News Than Bad?", Washington Times, Mar.16, 2001 (citing Bill Bennett, "The Index of Leading Cultural Indicators: American society at the end of the 20th Century., New York, Broadway Books, 1994) Children brought up in single mother homes are: 9 times more likely to drop out of high school, 10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances, 14 times more likely to commit rape, 20 times more likely to end up in prison, Chuck Eddy, "The Daddy Shady Show", Village Voice, Dec. 31, 2002 "(I)n a recent study by the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation. Comparing statistics for its Kids Count report, the organization reported that Detroit ranks No.1 in unmarried births among the nationâ€Ts 50 largest cities. Of the 16,729 babies born in Detroit in 1997, 13,574 were black, 1,679 were white and 817 were Hispanic. Seventy-one percent were born to unmarried mothers. This compared with a state average of 33 percent and a 50-city average of 43 percent." Detroit is the worst offender on our list of America's most dangerous cities, thanks to a staggering rate of 1,220 violent crimes committed per 100,000 " In 2003, there were 1.5 Million unwed births, and less than 1% were put up for adoption. Fagan and Fitzgerald (above) Only 4% of college graduates have illegitimate children, and only 16% of college graduates get divorced, compared to 46% of high school dropouts, who marry in smaller numbers to begin with. Dr. David Popenoe, "The Future Of Marriage In America; "The Frayed Knot - Marriage in America", The Economist, May 26, 2007 50% of single mothers are below the poverty line, their children are 6 times more likely to be in poverty than children with married parents. Chuck Colson, "How Shall We Live", Tyndale House. The illegitimacy rate went up more than 300% since 1970. House Ways and Means Committee, Nonmarital Births to Adults and Teenagers and Federal Strategies to Reduce Nonmarital Pregnancies, appendix "M", 2003 From: Subject: Re: The roots of criminality To: Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2009, 11:03 AM Dear Joe, Thank you writing to me concerning equal parenting and the roots of criminality. I believe it is important for both parents to be involved in their children's lives. Again thank you for your concern in this very important matter. Sincerely, Representative Mary Valentine
I find it interesting that the papers try to turn this into a gender war. The real issue here is negative federal incentive funds. WE fund the courts to produce negative outcomes thru Title IV of the social security act. Most pf the stats I have seen show that mothers get sole custody with minimal visitation for the fathers a little over 80% of the time. In the vast majority of these the fathers have some overnight parenting time around 4 to 6 a month a few have supervised visitation and a few have no visitation or parenting time. When I look at the stats I see a lot of FIT parents who have a minimal amount of parenting time so I asked why would the courts minimize a fit parent? If these parents were unfit I would think they would not have any overnights with the children. This issue is not a gender war like the article would push but rather an issue of funding. The system is accustomed to giving custody to 1 parent and minimizing the other so that it can collect more money thru higher child support orders and high conflict court actions that lasts till the child ages out of the system. Most of the pawns of the courts are use to the mother being the winner and the father and children the loser in this winner take all setup. At the end of the day the courts do not care which parent gets the kids they will make sure the higher wage earner is stuck with a high child support order which means minimizing time with the children to justify thier own funding. Single parent homes are destructive to our children and society not to mention a high cost to the taxpayer. Equal parenting time as the default between fit, willing, and able parents is the only way to end the destruction of our families.
I would agree that paternity establishment is an issue that hold jurisdiction in the civil courts. This is even funded thru the federal programs of Title IV. I will disagree with it staying in the civil courts once FRAUD is involved though. My answer is the easiest way to fix this would be to change the laws and make this a felony offense. Child support is also an issue that is funded thru Title IV and starts in the civil courts so to think that a civil matter can not move to the criminal courts would be nieve at this point. I have seen cases where paternity fraud happens to people who never met the mother. Thier name was placed as the father to collect welfare services and then deamed the legal father thru the courts without proper due process. Paternity fraud currently has negative effects on everyone involved except the person who committed the FRAUD to begin with. (Smuck who is now stuck with a support order and NO rights to the child, Bio-dad who never gets to learn of his off spring, and the child misses the love and guidance from the father. The only negative consiquence of the FRAUD for the mother is if she picks the dad who makes less money to support her with) I would advocate that this needs to change and there should be a consiquence to such FRAUD if we are to end it. I am also familiar with the old british law that our system is based on to avoid breaking up intact families. We now have DNA to prove who the bio father is and if the family was so intact how did the mother end up pregnant outside of the marriage. Judging by the end of your comment you would shift the full blame to the man however it takes 2 and she is just as responcible to use proper protection against the pregnancy as he is. Legally if she is the married party more in the wrong I would think but I am just a layman and not some great twister of the law. This issue almost hit very close to home for me actually. My Ex was pregnant before the divorce was final and had I been stuck with the Title DADDY for that child I would already have introduced legislation to make this a crime. I was deployed at the time so this was an easy resolve in my case but under the law they could have made me the legal dad. I am curious how do you think we should fix this issue besides men not forcing innocent women to get pregnant? With the 40% stat you give I think this is potentially a rather large problem
A few months ago I testified infront of the house judiciary on a bill that potentially would have been a mess for step parents and bio-parents. Also grand parents and other relatives it was the second parent adoption bill. I testified against this bill however since it was twisted to make it easier for the GBLT community to take children from thier families and give them rights that the people have already voted against thru Prop 2. I think that we need to get the system to promote both parents being actively involved with the raising of children before we just toss one of the bio-parents out the window. The Rood case was just one example of how the system favors one parent over the other at a high cost to the children involved
I think the title of the article answers the question. Fraud is a criminal offense and the law needs to charge the mother as such. She is the only one who knows if there is a possibility of there being more then one potential father and should have to disclose such under pentaly of law. I bet the issue of paternity fraud would not be such an issue if we jailed the mother for thier fraudulent actions. When the courts try to treat this issue as anything short of a criminal offense we end up with cases like Doug Richardson who was forced to pay child support to the childs biological father. The issue of amarried father having more rights then a Bio-father is also a bit outdated with the advent of DNA. It takes 2 to produce the child and BOTH parties should be considered as equals when its time to raise them short of proof of unfit, unwilling, or unable. Single parent homes are destructive to our society and there is no need for a court to create them when a child has 2 fit parents
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