Constitutional Right to Be a Parent
Yesterday Fathers and Families Ohio Director was featured in their latest newsletter. Don Hubin and I have an extensive history that goes back to when he brought me into the Father’s Rights movement with an organization called Parents And Children for Equality (PACE). As a Chapter Director, one of the first assignment that I had was working on the writing of what was the very first equal custody bill ever introduced in any state legislature (HB232).
I will not go into a lot of detail but that became a real eye opener on the workings of State Government and what it takes to create a law and what is need in preparation to trying to get that law passed. I can go into the many failings of Don during that process of that bill but that experience set my resolve to get this job done for every parent across the country.
He his latest rambling for F&F he attempts to fall back on the old Constitutional Rights argument that has failed in every level of the courts and is one that I broke away from using long ago. As Senator Skindell told me when I was able to completely explain the argument, “It is too complicated and will go over a legislator’s head”.
The question that needs to be posed to Don Hubin is why when there was a bill introduced that met all these requirements that you are now calling for, why did you choose to block that legislation? Is it because you didn’t do it Don and Fathers and Families could not profit from a successful bill passing? Hate to tell you Don, that mythical pot of gold does not exist.
The best thing that we can all do is tell them to stay away. Take your fund raising efforts to the suckers that you continue to hornswoggle with your words that you fail to back up with action and go away for the betterment of every parent in the nation.
That is why I continue to press the single question of “Why do we remove fit parents from the lives of our children?” Like the asking for a legal definition of “Best Interest of the Child” it is the loaded question that can be explained by anyone. ~~ By Ray Lautenschlager Shared on the Father’s Rights Community on Google+ ~~
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Below are excerpts of case law from state appellate and federal district courts and up to the U.S. Supreme Court, all of which affirm, from one perspective or another, the absolute Constitutional right of parents to actually BE parents to their children.
The rights of parents to the care, custody and nurture of their children is of such character that it cannot be denied without violating those fundamental principles of liberty and justice which lie at the base of all our civil and political institutions, and such right is a fundamental right protected by this amendment (First) and Amendments 5, 9, and 14. ~ Doe v. Irwin, 441 F Supp 1247; U.S. D.C. of Michigan, (1985).
The several states have no greater power to restrain individual freedoms protected by the First Amendment than does the Congress of the United States. Wallace v. Jaffree, 105 S Ct 2479; 472 US 38, (1985).