02 Nov Hey RaiseYourRights, is it really time for a change with so much else going on?
Winston Churchill said that “To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often”. We are not trying to change the family and juvenile court systems in order to achieve the perfect balance between protecting children and preventing unwarranted governmental interference (UGI) in families. We are trying to change the way California family and juvenile dependency courts have abused the “awesome power of the state” to extract $$$ from parents. These courts of the State of California need to change.
The family court claims it needs to “protect children from conflict” and oftentimes use this mantra to take away a divorcing parent’s legal rights to their own child. The problem is who gets to decide if there is conflict within the home and whether or not that level of conflict rises to the level of abuse.
The juvenile dependency (CPS) court claims that it needs to “protect children from inadequate food, shelter, clothing, sanitation, etc.” and oftentimes use this mantra to take away a poor parent’s legal rights to their own child. The problem again is who gets to decide.
The Declaration of Independence says, “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.” In the words of a popular movie, National Treasure, it means “If there’s something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action”.
RaiseYourRights is taking action to protect our nation’s children from what is happening to them through our family and juvenile dependency courts while they are so vulnerable. We believe that parents should be given the right to have a jury of their peers decide and not the State of California. Our goal is to keep children surrounded by the ones who love them (from both sides of their families) and those who will hopefully help them grow up to be responsible, caring, respectful adults.