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The Poverty Industry, Part One: The Iron Triangle

September 28, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

As promised, here’s my review of The Poverty Industry: The Exploitation of America’s Most Vulnerable Citizens, by University of Baltimore law professor, Daniel Hatcher. The book is important enough – and important enough to the children of the poor – that my next three posts will be on it.

 

U.K.: ‘Family Court Service Facing Clear and Imminent Crisis’

September 26, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

In the U.S. we have been fighting with child welfare agencies for years to get them to act competently and openly to protect children. It’s a losing battle for many different reasons. Scandalously bad funding for those agencies is one of the major ones. Too little money means too-low pay for too few caseworkers with too-high caseloads. From that comes the inability to address real child abuse or neglect, so of course, children are injured or even killed.

 

Study: Perception of Risk to Children Rises if We Disapprove of Parent’s Behavior

September 25, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Here’s an eye-opener (University of California, 8/23/16).

For some years now, I’ve inveighed against adults’ overprotectiveness toward children. Despite the fact that children in the United States are far safer than they’ve ever been or that violent crime is at its lowest level in decades (with the exception of a slight recent uptick), somewhere our culture has absorbed the notion that children are uniquely at risk of harm.

 

It’s the Pitts; Brad and Angelina Divorcing

September 23, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

Every couple of weeks, another celebrity divorce comes along to titillate the masses and humiliate the celebrities (to the extent they can be). These things are the very definition of ‘tawdry’ and, to my mind, generally to be avoided. By now we know that too-pretty people with too much money can behave as absurdly and be as shallow as the rest of us. We don’t need to learn that lesson yet again. Still, sometimes one comes along that’s worth mentioning for one reason or another.

 

U.K.: Domestic Violence Establishment Calls for Curtailment of Fathers’ Due Process Rights

September 22, 2016 by Robert Franklin, Esq, Member, National Board of Directors, National Parents Organization

The domestic violence establishment is at it again. In the U.K., they’re trying to convince Parliament to change family court procedures to make it even easier for fathers to be removed from their children’s lives on the say-so of the kids’ mothers. According to a report by Women’s Aid, family courts routinely ignore allegations of violence made by women against their male partners. This, they say, results in fathers killing their children at alarming rates.


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