1. Leonard Henderson Leonard Henderson United States says:

    Observing how these plans originate, and how good an idea they appear at the top, it seems that everybody remains oblivious to how it actually works out at the bottom.

    By the time these plans reach the front lines, they turn into nothing more than fascism and fraud upon the children and their families.

    The child welfare agencies who implement the policies do anything and everything BUT what the program initiators thought would happen.

    The government, under parens patriae becomes an abhorrent, abusive, dangerous "parent" to the children who become involved in the system.

    This system has NO "Success Stories" to tell.  Child Protective "services" DESTROYS EVERY LIFE THEY TOUCH.

    "There are more than half a million children and youth in the U.S. foster care system today. Studies reveal that children are 11 times more likely to be abused in state care than they are in their own homes, and 7 times more likely to die as a result of abuse in the foster care system."-- John Walsh Show April 16, 2003

    "You do not examine legislation in the light of the benefits it will convey if properly administered; but in the light of the wrongs it would do and the harms it would cause if improperly administered." -Lyndon B. Johnson  

    He has erected a Multitude of new Offices, and sent hither Swarms of Officers to harass our People, and eat out their Substance. -The Declaration of Independence

    Not since the overthrow of the Weimar Republic have the leaders of a major democracy used their offices and the mass media to disseminate invective against millions of their own citizens.  In fact it was Adolph Hitler who urged that “the state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people” and who explained, in the words of Rabbi Daniel Lapin, that “as long as government is perceived as working for the benefit of children, the people happily will endure almost any curtailment of liberty.”  Using children to tug on our heartstrings may be not only a weakness of the sentimental. It also may be a ploy by those cynical and unscrupulous enough to exploit children for their own purposes. This is likely to be remembered as one of the most diabolical perversions of governmental power in our history, a time when we allowed children to be used and abused by fast-talking government officials and paid for it with our families, our social order and our constitutional rights.-- STEPHEN BASKERVILLE (in about 2000)

    Mass incarcerations without trial or charge; forced confessions; children forcibly separated from their parents with no reasons given; doctored hearing transcripts and falsified court records; evidence fabricated against the innocent; government agents entering the homes, examining private papers and personal effects, and seizing the property of citizens who are under no suspicion of legal wrongdoing; special courts created specifically to convict people who cannot be convicted in ordinary courts; children instructed to hate their parents by state functionaries:  

    Is all this the Soviet Union in the 1930s or Communist China in the 1960s? Is this some novelist’s prognosticated dystopia?

    No, all this and more is routine in the United States today.
    - Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D, December 18, 2007

    These "help the children" programs work out to be nothing but KIDNAPPING and TYRANNY by the time they get to the children, and the implementation of these programs become nothing more than FRAUD upon the Federal Funding Streams.

    We would much rather that children received their Fourth Amendment Right "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

    As it stands now, after 35 years of "child protection" we are dealing with a pandemic, tyrannical FRAUD in the Child Welfare system.

    Leonard Henderson, co-founder
    American Family Rights Association
    "Until Every Child Comes Home" ©
    "The Voice of America's Families" ©

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