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This blog will tell you about the growing family crisis throughout the Western world. It will concentrate on the increasingly dangerous divorce machinery being operated by Western governments, as described in my recent book, Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007).

I will continue publicizing these abuses in established, mainstream publications (see more than 80 published articles and studies on my internet site). But I also want to highlight here the increasingly totalitarian trajectory of the divorce regime, which I don't think is being emphasized adequately by others. What Frederick Douglass once observed of the slave power’s menacing expansion throughout the political system can now be seen in the cancerous spread of the divorce machinery: It is “advancing, poisoning, corrupting, and perverting the institutions of the country, growing more and more haughty, imperious, and exacting.”



Sunday, January 11, 2009

Welcome to My New Blog

After much hesitation, I have decided to enter the world of blogging. Here I want to call attention to the worst excesses of the divorce regime. In particular, I do not think enough attention is given to its increasingly totalitarian tendencies, even by fathers' groups and other critics.

I will try to update my book, Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family, with items that come to light since the book was published to and show how the book explains the frightening developments that continue to emerge from the government's dangerous machinery.

Since the book's publication I have been interviewed on dozens of radio and TV shows, most notably the Dennis Prager Show and the Michael Medved Show, and more are being lined up.

Amazon now has 55 reviews -- all 5 stars.
Using words like "totalitarian," "Bolshevik," "dictatorhip," "reign of terror," and similarly strong language, readers describe their experiences in the terrifying world of family court and testify to the truth of what I write. No one has refuted it.

Clearly we have struck a nerve, and we must continue in order to bring these abuses and crimes to national attention. The divorce industry has devastated literally tens of millions of families, and yet many still believe they are alone. When we show them that they are in the company of millions there will be a national outcry, and change will come.

Please bring Taken Into Custody to the attention of your friends, family members, your local legislators, and above all your local media. Without media attention, we will never see change. Once the media are involved, the divorce industry will collapse like the Communist dictatorships of Europe.

Special thanks to the many people who have been helping to arrange radio and television interviews. If you have media contacts, please notify them.

Stephen Baskerville

3 comments:

Katy said...

I am so glad you have begun a blog! Blogs are the best addition to communication since the passenger pidgeon.

tony.fan01 said...

"After much hesitation, I have decided to enter the world of blogging. Here I want to call attention to the worst excesses of the divorce regime. In particular, I do not think enough attention is given to its increasingly totalitarian tendencies, even by fathers' groups and other critics."

Mr. Baskerville,

It's bittersweet for me to read that paragraph. I've been blogging for nearly two years now (unfortunately half of those entries are temporarily archived) and usually blog about the atrocities committed by the child support machinery.

It's ironic because I was cautioned by other FRA groups that I "can't make this about child support."

I beg to differ, that's exactly what's driving the ongoing war against fatherhood, the "profits" earned by the 50 states (through federal incentive matches) off of our child support payments.

It's the hundreds of millions in said "profits" in any given year by a state that causes them to demonize, castigate and criminalize loving fathers.

It's each states drive to maximize their child support collections so as to maximize their yearly taxpayer funded "bonus" through Title IV.

It's not about the "best interest of the children" as Ohio proclaims, rather, it's about Ohio's best financial interest and at the expense of our children.

If Ohio were truly concerned about child support collections actually being spent on the children and not the noncustodial parent's (NCPs)(usually the mother) lifestyle, then they'd prohibit Ohio's Child Support Debit card from being used by unscrupulous NCPs at casinos, bars, day-spas, beauty salons, liquor stores, travel agencies etc.

However, when I personally challenged a panel of Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Office of Child Support (as well as Child Support "Extortion" Agency) Attorneys about restricting the use of these child support debit cards at bars, casinos etc, they retorted, "we can't track everywhere they spend the money."

First, I didn't ask them to track it, I asked them to prohibit the use of them in those places. Secondly, if they can restrict the use of welfare debit cards, why can't they do so for child support debit cards?

You and I both know they can, they simply don't care to. I guess it's not "in the best interest of the children" to prevent an alcoholic NCP from "drinking up the "child's" support in a bar?

Tony Fantetti
Ohio Council for Fathers Rights

Erik said...

Bravo, Dr. Baskerville!
(This is the blog we have been waiting for…)