This is a growing list and will not be completed until this system has been ‘washed clean’ and a new one begun. The current system from start to finish is a total outrage and ‘thee’ most corrupt system to date that we are aware of.
1. Birth Certificates should not be used to establish paternity.
Are we living in caveman times? We have DNA technology; USE IT.
2. Non-Paternal Individuals should not be paying child support, or going to jail for non-payment and/or arrears!
Can you believe that this is the United States of America, year 2009? Yes, this has and is actually happening; Outrage.
3. Every case should be handled individually.
A petty thief is entitled to a trial… which brings us to our next outrage.
4. Child Support cases should not be handled under an Administrative Procedure, thus freely allowing all government levels to circumvent Due Process and the U.S. Constitution.
Yes, they are violating Americans’ Rights, but they can not be held accountable because, ‘IT IS NOT A LEGAL ACTION AGAINST YOU’ IT IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE ONE! Just think… you have a typist and paper pusher with no legal background, deciding what your destiny is by filling out the form of their selection and placing it under a Judges nose for a signature. Notice: People are being jailed for Contempt of Court; they didn’t comply with a paper pushers’ handy work. (Administrative decision against you; turned legal. “Violation: 11th Amendment “Judicial Limits”). Outrage, outrage…
5. Once a valid Child Support Case has been warranted, individuals should not be paying more than $50.00 a week maximum.
6. INDIVIDUALS SHOULD ONLY BE SUPPORTING THE CHILDREN: We have countless individuals paying for those who have re-married with good incomes. We have countless individuals paying for those who have single/multiple live-in lovers. We have ‘countless’ individuals who are not allowed to see their children and are paying child support. People, male or female, SHOULD ONLY BE SUPPORTING THE CHILDREN! Not paying for promiscuous behavior, nor for those who have re-married.
7. Child Support should cease to exist for an Individual once the custodial parent re-marries, or it has been established that an individual is living in their household; other than a close and immediate relative; for visitors and friends, a time line maybe established… just like it is on a lease agreement!
8. ACCOUNTABILITY for the MONEY!
If I had a nickel, (excuse the cliche), for every time an individual has been told by the courts, “It is none of your business what the money is being used for,” I would have a smile on my face. We are not allowed to know what the custodial parent is using the money for, nor, are we allowed to know what all the ‘EXCESS’ money (after the system gets paid), is being used for. Outrage, outrage…
9. Drivers License Suspension / Revoked: We feel that this makes no sense, (unless of course you are a Government recipient for the cash needed for ‘Conditional Licenses’, for ex. $75 presently in NY) how is a person to work if their license is suspended? Or Revoked???
A legal system that forces an individual to break the law to satisfy the Governments’ lust for money?
10. No ACTION TAKEN UNTIL PATERNITY HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED!
We feel that no action should be taken against any individual until paternity has been established 100% through DNA Testing. Even after Paternity has been established, there should be individual consideration of the circumstances involved. JUST LIKE A COURT OF LAW (not Administrative action), there should be EXTENUATION AND MITIGATION. Yes, an American Citizen with Due Process and Full entitlement of their United States Constitutional Rights! Specifically the 7th Amendment “Trial by Jury in Civil Cases.”
There are countless individuals caught up in situations that do not even pertain to them; non-paternal individuals who have not been allowed Due Process; 14th Amendment “Citizenship Rights.”
11. Minimal Child Support Intervention:
We strongly feel that unless it is absolutely necessary, the Child Support Agency and ‘big brother’ (Government) should not be involved. The majority of parents are very capable and willing to take care of their children and their own situations. In other words, “Child Support should not be mandatory if Welfare or other Public Assistance programs are involved.”
Greed and desperate financial crisis on part of the various Governmental Levels has convinced the vast amount of Americans that we need ‘them’ to do the Right Thing! Government intervention, (although presented as We Care to the public), has demonstrated that they do not. Ask anyone on either side of the fence (non-paternal, non-custodial, custodial), how they are treated by the Child Support System and what they know to be the local and state level agenda…??? MONEY!
If the System is to have any chance of working it must start over and become a LEGAL SYSTEM THAT COMPLYS WITH THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION and not remain an ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM; which allows all levels of Government to circumvent Accountability, Denial of Due Process and Denial of Our United States Constitutional Rights.
The new Legal System must take into account ‘every single’ individual situation. The same Rights Afforded an individual if they got caught stealing a stick of gum from their local store.
No more arm twisting from Child Support Offices to “Sign you up,” when it is not needed, nor desired; not desired even from the custodial parent. The Child Support System is a total disgrace and mimics that of the disgrace known as SLAVERY!
12. DEBTORS’ PRISON: Although this is not a Constitutional Right it is very rarely ever practiced in the United States. This little gem that puts ‘performance awards’ in all those participating in this Holocaust, is circumvented not only by, but because Child Support is set up to run as an Administrative Action. However, when opportunity presents itself $$$$commission$$$$, it may be presented as a Contempt of Court Hearing in a ‘Legal’ Proceeding, simply by a non-legal, unqualified clerk who drafts an enforcement action and gets the Judge to sign it. (The Government gets to eat cake and ice cream!). IF AN INDIVIDUAL IS TRYING TO COMPLY, looking for work, filing for Unemployment, making partial payments… this should satisfy and eliminate Contempt of Court. Thus eliminate jail for individuals who are making an honest effort to comply, but simply can not afford what has been demanded from them.
13. CHILD SUPPORT AMENESTY: We have men and women out there that are nameless, homeless, all rights and privledges stripped from them. Unable to drive, denied recreation and hobbies, denied the mere possessions of survival, denied real property… existing in their own consciousness and body. All because they succumbed to an over powering force known by this name; Denial of Human Rights. We need to desperately reach out and help these people and restore their Human Rights and give them back the United States Constitution that has been stripped from all of us; involved or not involved in the Child Support Travesty.
THIS IS JUST THE BEGINNING! We have just begun to fight to get our country back.
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