"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced,
where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel
that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and
degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."
Frederick Douglass, April, 1886
"Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state
or persuasion, religious or political .... These principles form the
bright constellation which has gone before us, and guided our steps
through an age of revolution and reformation. The wisdom of our
sages and the blood of our heroes have been devoted to their
attainment. They should be the creed of our political faith, the
text of civil instruction, the touchstone by which we try the
services of those we trust; and should we wander from them in
moments of error or alarm, let us hasten to retrace our steps and to
regain the road which alone leads to peace, liberty and safety.''
-Thomas Jefferson, March 4, 1801
Like the gradual erosion that created the Grand Canyon, the
flashing torrents and hot winds of antipatriarchal rhetoric have now
created great chasms of disparity in the treatment of men in the
civil courts, and fathers in the family courts of American
From charges of harrassment, to abuse, to ineligibility for
parenthood, the underlying presumptions of equality before the law
have given way to the presumption that all men are potential, if not
actual rapists, batterers and pedophiles; and for this must be
subjected to a redistribution of their wealth and/or earning
Men are, after all, when once brought before the
bar, non-rebuttable cads and near certain perjurors. Ironically, it
is this gaseous mythology which has both hoisted the feminists with
their own petard - and preserved the reign of that paragon of
feminist mythology, William J. (everybody does it) Clinton.
The gender war - some war - has been characterized
by one-sided vitriolic verbal assaults on the character of men as a
class of people; culminating in the Houses of Congress -
mostly white males - passing one edict after another.
This, in an attempt to ward off the fierce forces of the "gentler
sex". And in a final grand capitulation, these lions from OZ have
erected the great unconstitutional testament to male patriarchal
dominance - The Violence Against Women Act.
That this is a clearly unconstitutional piece of legislation on
its face, is glaringly obvious. Who else but men (as a class) must
be constrained from violating women (as a class), (i.e., Who else is
there to be violent-against-women? Deer and antelope?)
Note: DA*DI has
railed against this Act since 1997. Now a Federal court agrees:
Having established the barbaric predilections of the male class,
the great Congressional OZians have moved into other areas to hobble
these testosteronians. Most recently, they have federalized Child
So what, you say?
Well, first; this federalized paternalism toward women and
mothers usurps and supplants what was previously within the domain
of the individual states. Secondly; what may have been, under state
auspices, minor infractions or misdemeanors have now, because they
are under federal auspices, graduated to the class of felonies. And
finally; the reclassification as felony, and its attendant
conviction, removes from these rabid miscreants a number of
citizenship rights - such as voting and bearing arms.
So, what else? There are libraries full of legitimate scientific
studies that establish unequivocally that women and men are equally
violent toward each other; that women are in the majority,
especially single-mothers, in perpetrating child abuse; and that
women outnumber men two or three to one in originating divorce. None
the less, the communal-cultural-knee-jerk assumes the male
implication when violence or irresponsibility are mentioned within
the context of women and children.
Between the vitriolic erosion of this rhetoric and the
sedimentation of legislative/judicial edicts, the criminalization of
the class of men is near complete. Civility - that pariarchal
artifact - has been nearly eradicated. Men may act according to
cultural expectations, and women may prosecute to the quite full
extent of the law.
Civility a patriarchal artifact?, you question. According to
Webster's, the synonym for civility is Chivalry.
Chivalry and Chivalrous are defined as those previously
male-attributed qualities and aspirations "marked by honor,
generosity, and courtesy; marked by gracious courtesy, and
high-minded consideration, especially to women."
The following accounts, which have been extracted from today's
headlines and news stories, are offered as contemporaneous accounts
of the criminalization of men, and the federalization of their
FML: 150 L.A. Cops "Sweep" 880
"Deadbeat" DadsFML: Risk
Factors for Infant Homicide ...
"... the sweep, which cost the county
more than $600,000, was described by some investigators as a failed
and dangerous publicity stunt that produced only a fraction of the
targeted arrests and included plenty of blunders--among them, the
wrongful arrest of a Getty Museum official's spouse."
FML: "demonize white males, reduce their
opportunities, and limit their success."
truth has lost out to myths that serve minority interests. In 1966,
two college students discovered "Kennewick Man," a 10,000-year-old
skeleton in the Columbia riverbank in Washington state. The skeleton
was an important scientific find, but, alas, did not fit the race
theories of American Indians."
FML: Men and Violence
"When a man
assaults or kills someone in the presence of a child, he has
committed not one horrendous act but two ... "
disintegrate, and men are demonized by the radical gender feminists
- ... the criminalization of men in America will prosper, while our
children are placed at even greater risk. "
FML: Stealing a kiss has
become grand larceny.
FML: "Rape" in Oklahoma, as now defined by
feminists, is a bad date with good wine
"If the bill
passes the state Senate, rape in Oklahoma will be defined as sexual
intercourse (ask a third-grader) "where the victim is intoxicated by
alcohol, a controlled dangerous substance or other intoxicant to
such an extent that the victim is incapable of giving legal
``This effort will include new investigative
teams in five regions of the country to identify, analyze and
investigate cases for criminal prosecution, and an eightfold
increase in legal-support personnel to help prosecute these new
cases ... ''
National Lobbying Group Works to Maintain the
Criminalization of Noncustodial Dads by Advising Legislators of
Court Decisions - Visit This Scary Page.
Why Is It That
Fathering a Child Can Simultaneously Create an "Irresponsible"
Non-custodial Dad; and Incite a Celebration of an
"Independent" Custodial Woman/Mother?
has increased in part, Rehnquist said, because of Congress
continually adding new crimes to the federal statutes. He mentioned
some recent examples as types of arson, car theft and recovery
of child support. "
FML: DHHS agents now become "gunslingers" to
nab Desperado Dads.
Another example of men being
perpetually injured by the status quo.
Copy our letter and
add your cover letter to Senator Chuck Grassley
FML: Unconstitutionality I
decision in CA annulled an order which jailed a father for failure
to pay alimony/support citing, inter-alia, the 13th Amendment to the
U.S. Constitution, which abolished slavery and involuntary
"It's not slave labor to lock up a
parent who owes child support and refuses to take a job that would
pay the debt, a federal appeals court ruled."
FML: Noncustodial Parents' Class Action
"Our government has imposed standards of
responsibility for noncustodial parents, under threat of jail,
ignoring every fundamental precept of The Constitution of The United
States while NO OTHER CITIZENS in our society are held to the same,
or for that matter, any standard."
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