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"Effort & Courage are not enough without Purpose & Direction."  President John F. Kennedy

Federal Civil Rights Legislation
The right of parents & children to associate is an "inalienable" right. Equal access and participation is assumed.
Anyone finding this right challenged has the protection of a jury, and required proof beyond a reasonable doubt.

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SIGN a petition in support of "The Declaration of Family Rights"

Declaration of Family Rights

 

Our Goal

A child has a right to be with their parents, a parent has a right to be with their child. As one of our most important Civil rights -- it should not depend on what State you live in or a local law:

First steps: Introduction of the Family Right's Act into Congress,
Congressional Hearings into Family Law Reform.

Someone robbing a 6 pack of beer from a convenience store is entitled to: representation by Counsel, strict rules of evidence, and a Jury which must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. Don't you think you deserve the same standard before you are separated for years?

Each state had the ability to establish its own criminal code and procedures, but was still required to remain within the U.S. Constitutions guarantees of: a presumption of innocence, real proof, and the protection of a Jury. There has been an explosion in well intentioned Family Law produced in each state, but without the firm guidance of our Constitution. The words "best interest of the child" have been used to justify any state action.

WE ARE NOT calling for MORE FEDERAL INTERFERENCE, but less. The recognition of established constitutional protections to protect families. We only ask the same principles used to protect liberty, also protect the bond between parents and children (probably an even more valued freedom):

It is time we recognize & protect our GREAT Civil Right to be parents to our own children. There ought to be a "significant barrier" the system has to cross before they can interfere with our family life.

What is the foundation to justify such a strong statement, read an essay on Family Rights.
 

We are not looking for MORE laws, but protection.  That you and your spouse are both considered Fit & Equal parents (equal in terms of both physical and legal custody).  If anyone (a spouse, relative, social services) wishes to challenge that, you have:
 
1) The right to counsel.
2) The right to be presumed a fit parent, innocent, and deserving of an equal relationship with your kids.
3) The right to protection of a criminal jury and a unaminous verdict.  The "state" needs to prove you were a demonstrated serious and intentional threat to your child's safety and that you acted with mal-intent towards your children.     

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Our Approach

Non Violent Action
"I came to see for the first time that the Christian doctrine of love, operating through the Gandhian method of nonviolence, is one of the most potent weapons available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom."(Martin Luther King)

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The key to our success is a non-violent approach based on Non Violent Action. Please follow the link and read about a very positive approach! We are not loud, rude, or vindictive.  We treat everyone with kindness and respect -- especially people with whom we disagree (which includes the other parent, lawyers, and other officials in the "system").

We have held up the ideal that people willing to demonstrate: Faith, Love, and Personal Sacrifice can be the means of effective social change. More specifically, that Parents can promote Family Law reform by demonstrating: 

1) Faith in a loving God, 

2) Love for their children, former spouses, and other "brothers and sisters", and 

3) Willingness to make Personal Sacrifice, 

NonViolent Action allows you to demonstrate through "unambiguous physical action" the depth of your Faith and belief in your "cause." It is a positive demonstration of love given at sometimes tremendous personal cost.

We will all have to answer these questions of implementation. But let's not put the "cart before the horse". A child has a right to be with their parents, the same way that a woman has a right to vote, and a slave has the right to be free. In the past folks argued against women voting, or freedom for slaves, by talking about the "dire consequences".

Membership in Kid's Right is free, there are no annual dues, and we are not a non-profit organization (primarily because we want to be free to pursue direct political/legal action when necessary)-- we do accept donations.

If what you read here "makes sense", we welcome your help! Please contact us and join our mailing list. We also need folks to help manage the web site and both to prepare and submit material. If you have a computer you can use, you qualify -- we are happy to train you with the skills involved to produce web pages. The web site is under development and we are still getting organized. Our goals is to subdivide responsibility for different sections of the site to sub-webmasters throughout the country. If you wish to help, again, please contact us and join our mailing list.


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