This morning from the Internet I pulled off the latest memo from President Clinton concerning "deadbeat dads". I'm soured on Clinton now even though I voted for him in his first election. Any faith I had in the federal government has been destroyed. It is one of the largest dysfunctional organizations in this country and the world, run by a President whose actions I consider hypocritical.
He is ready to sign a bill to allow pictures of "deadbeat dads" to be posted in US post offices. Accompanying them will not be the pictures of murderers, drug dealers, child molesters, or adulterers, unless they're also in the FBI's most wanted. Fathers behind on their child support, regardless of the reason, are being treated as the latest and worst criminals in society, powered by the adolescent feminist and government agendas doing what they do best, blaming someone else for their problems.
Deadbeat dads are now the political scapegoats of the century and the cause of all evil in society. Just like other countries use war to hide their internal problems, the U.S. has declared war on deadbeat dads, i.e., men. This deflects us from seeing that the government's attempts to be substitute parent and husband have bankrupted the country. To keep it going, it keeps kicking up the ante.
Insanity is defined it as "doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result". So, how is all this prosecution going to bring one father home?
People seem blind to that fact that women are not a true minority. Nor are they seeing that the inclusion of women in politics seems to be skewing us more out of balance rather than bringing it to us as I had hoped it. This is not the problem of the women alone. They couldn't do this is men weren't helping them prop up the myth of women as victims and weren't refusing to give up their own disposability. We are missing the fact that that today's bad and unjust laws concerning non-custodial fathers are not beaten down, they will decimate today's children and the families of tomorrow.
In the legal system of today, it doesn't matter if a "deadbeat dad" has lost his job through no fault of his own or that he might have had to resign. Most men lose a job and now and then. And when they do, especially these days, it may take a long time before they can get back in the work force, for whatever reason. But to the system, it doesn't matter what his needs are. The only thing that matters is the money he can pay. If he doesn't pay up--whether that's realistic or not--he becomes a criminal-- the Constitution, due process, and real life not withstanding. Believe me, I know.
There is no legal assistance available for a man down on his luck. If you think there is, you are encouraged to become male (if you're not already) and penniless and try to get legal help. As soon as the attorney finds out you're male and you're asking to get child support reduced, the discussion will be over.
The scariest thing about this situation is the public's apathy that it's okay to trample on someone's rights for "a good cause". The biggest deadbeat dad in the nation, whom I had little empathy for, made national news. Yet, for every victory of that sort, hundreds of thousands-- if not millions--of men pay a daily price to ex wives who use the children as pawns and the system as a means to eternally punish the man for leaving her. Indeed, this is one of several hidden agendas of the system. If you're unhappy and the marriage is dead, better to stick it out and have discreet affairs than get a divorce if there are children in the house. Look at the White House.
Trying to reconcile the talk of family values from Washington with the actions that comes from there make me wonder what kind of family they want. It looks like the family of the alcoholic. We can expect Congress and the President to keep on drinking alcohol, money,or power while they focus the nation's anger everywhere except where it really needs to be.
Maybe one day we'll see more balance. Until then, we have an obligation to stand up to this for our sakes and the sakes of our sons. It's too bad that Clinton doesn't have male children. Maybe we need to elect Presidential candidates who do.taken for granted