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Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family

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Taken into Custody' exposes the greatest and most destructive civil rights abuse in America today. Family courts and Soviet-style bureaucracies trample basic civil liberties, entering homes uninvited and taking away people's children at will, then throwing the parents into jail without any form of due process, much less a trial. No parent, no child, no family in America is ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published September 1st 2007 by Cumberland House Publishing
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Jan 18, 2012 Tripleguess rated it it was amazing
Contrary to popular belief (and centuries of common-law precedent), child support today has nothing to do with fathers abandoning their children, reneging on their marital vows, or even agreeing to a divorce. It is automatically assessed on all non-custodial parents, even those divorced over their objections and who lose their children through no legal fault or agreement of their own. It is an entitlement, in other words, for all divorcing mothers and one coerced not from taxpayers (though they ...more
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This book was a real eye opener. I had the idea that it was the men who ran off with "Tiffany" and left the women and children behind. Both this book and my experience is that there are so many more women who are leaving with the kids and the husband is left behind, often forced to leave his home, get an expensive lawyer and fight to see his kids.

This book also presented the idea that "No Fault Divorce" is the only contract where one person can break the contract and force the other person to p
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We do not fully comprehend the depths policy makers have gone for ideology, power, and money. The modern state is completely subversive to the very foundation of this nation, of any stable society, the family.

The state's approach is pretty simple. Undermine masculinity. Entice mom to leave the bum by promising that she will get the kids and money to care for them. If dad doesn't pay up, felony charges, jailtime, debt, lifetime hounding and alienation.

Almost all divorces are initiated by women
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Stephen Baskerville is an assistant professor of government at Patrick Henry College and president of the American Coalition for Fathers and Children. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and is a fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society. He is the author of more than eighty articles on fatherhood and family topics in scholarly and current-affairs journals.
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“What is taking place here should be made very clear: Citizens who are completely innocent of any legal wrongdoing and simply minding their own business--not seeking any litigation and neither convicted nor accused of any legal infraction, criminal or civil--are ordered into court and told to write checks to officials of the court or they will be summarily arrested and jailed, Judges also order citizens to sell their houses and other property and turn the proceeds over to lawyers and other cronies they never hired. Summoning legally unimpeachable citizens to court and forcing them to empty their bank accounts to people they have not hired for services they have neither requested nor received on threat of physical punishment is what most people would call a protection racket. . . Yet family court judges do this as a matter of routine. This is by far the clearest example of what we political scientists term a "kleptocracy," or government by theives.” 0 likes
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