Ontario has just set a startling precedent with the passage of a new law that could lead to the government seizing children from parents who oppose the “Gender Identity” agenda.
Bill 89, the 2017 Children, Youth and Family Services Act, passed by a vote of 63-23 on June 1. The new law will have jurisdiction over child protective services, and adoption and foster care services.
One of the most notable parts of the bill is that when it comes to the state’s process for deciding which home a child should live in, it takes out the consideration of “the religious faith in which the child is being raised,” and replaces it with the child’s “gender identity” or “gender expression.”
Differences include: the current Act includes the child’s cultural background in this list while the new Act Chil the child’s cultural and linguistic heritage; the current Act includes the religious faith in which the child is being raised while the new Act includes the child’s race, ancestry, place of origin, color, ethnic origin, citizenship, family diversity, disability, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Jack Fonseca, senior political strategist for Campaign Life Coalition, warned that the new law does not just affect parents who are facing the risk of having their children seized by the state, it also affects parents who are looking to adopt.
“With the passage of Bill 89, we’ve entered an era of totalitarian power by the state, such as never witnessed before in Canada’s history,” Fonseca said. “Make no mistake, Bill 89 is a grave threat to Christians and all people of faith who have children, or who hope to grow their family through adoption.”
Another troubling aspect in the new Ontario law can be found in what the government determines to be the “least disruptive course of action.” With Bill 89, it argues for the use of “prevention services, early intervention services and community support services.”
The least disruptive course of action that is available and is appropriate in a particular case to help a child, including the provision of prevention services, early intervention services and community support services, should be considered.
In a press release on the new law, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services described the legislation as helping “children and youth across the province thrive and reach their full potential by strengthening and modernizing child, youth and family services.” It noted that the law will put “a greater focus on early intervention, to help prevent children and families from reaching crisis situations at home.”
John Sikkema, a lawyer with the Association for Reformed Political Action in Canada, criticized the bill’s clause, and said that it could do more harm than good to a child when applied.
“You can imagine a situation where, say, a child’s teacher suspects that a child is gender questioning or something and they’re not being supported in that,” Sikkema said, noting that the teacher would then “actually have a duty to report certain things to a Children’s Aid Society who would look into it further.”
As The Free Thought Project has reported on multiple occasions, the United States has its own share of problems with Child Protective Services seizing children from families whose beliefs don’t align with the state.
However, the idea of basing a child’s safety in a home off of his/her “gender identity” sets a troubling precedent in the province of Ontario, and takes legal government invasion in the home to a new level.
Rachel Blevins is a Texas-based journalist who aspires to break the left/right paradigm in media and politics by pursuing truth and questioning existing narratives. This article first appeared here at The Free Thought Project.
Okay, is there anyone out there that still buys into ANYTHING that mainstream media writes or broadcasts? If so, you need to pull your head out of your arse! The majority of people that I talk to, are beyond sick of the disinformation and fake and/or cherry picked news.
For those of you that aren’t aware…CORRUPT OFFICIALS ARE FEEDING THE CROOKED MEDIA, and MAINSTREAM MEDIA AS WELL AS A LOT OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS ARE ON THEIR WAY OUT! To that I say, “Good riddance to bad rubbish!”
Anyhow, I happen to know a thing or two about disinformation and distortion campaigns created by media and public officials due to the high profile case against me: State of Minnesota vs Deirdre Elise Evavold- Case No. 19HA-CR-15-4227.
ABC’s 20/20, Newsweek,The Star Tribune, Sun This Week and other news organizations with the assistance of Lakeville PD and the Dakota County Attorney’s Office have created prejudicial and inaccurate news reports to mislead the public. Star Tribune reporters Brandon Stahl and Michael Brodkorb (no longer employed by the Strib) also did their own separate investigation and colluded with law enforcement to deliberately spread a false narrative about this entire case.
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Holding Court Podcast
Ron Rosenbaum, attorney, longtime radio host and true Twin Cities character and his co-host, journalist Lucy Quinlivan, are Holding Court Thursdays at 2 p.m. .
The two outspoken hosts pontificate weekly on topics ranging from law and politics to media, sports and entertainment.
Excerpts from HOLDING COURT PODCAST Thu, 22 October 2015
Ron Rosenbaum: You are not going to want to miss our next guest, Michael Brodkorb, who in my opinion, has not only done outstanding journalism work on this case of the 2 missing Lakeville girls and the mom who was just arrested in Florida. I’m not convinced that had it not been for Michael’s dogged persistence on this case whether anything would have happened at all, including this arrest.
Lucy: I think that’s very possible because he spurred other coverage by the Star Tribune.
Rosenbaum: In a moment we will say hello to Michael Brodkorb. He has some new information that has not yet been reported. Now without further ado. Let’s say hello to Michael Brodkorb.
Michael Brodkorb: Thanks for the opportunity to be on.
Ron: I believe and Lucy does as well, that had it not been for your dogged persistence not only in reporting the facts about this case but literally uncovering facts about this case there’s not a doubt in my mind that this case would have died. For some reason it’s never appeared to me that the County Attorney Backstrom in Dakota County, has taken a great deal of interest in this and for a fairly long period, it appears the police didn’t’ either, believing it was a custody fight between 2 parents. What changed that Michael?
Michael: The first thing was the story by Brandon Stahl of the Star Tribune. That just blew open the doors on this and some of the comments made by the people involved close to this case and new information. Brandon’s story and others that have picked up on this, Democrats like Steve Timmer at Left MN who’s picked up and who’s a lawyer and has been writing on it. It’s been a collective effort.
Ron: Set up the basic story so that people understand this is really a complicated fact situation that sort of began with a battle between 2 people that were married and everything has flowed from that.
Michael: This was a custody dispute, this was a very contentious divorce going on in Dakota County and it spiraled out of control from there. It led to a situation where 2 parents and the courts stepped in. During a custody dispute involving 5 kids, 2 kids ran away. When this was originally discussed, this was looked upon as a case involving a couple of kids that simply ran away.
Ron: Michelle MacDonald has been a huge advocate that believes that family court is unfair. That’s probably an understatement. Apparently there’s a network of people around the country that are involved in keeping kids like this whose parents want to keep them out of family court.
Michael: There is a network out there, a historical kind of frame-up would be kind of an Underground Railroad where there are safe houses and people who are involved in the network in hiding kids.
Holding Court Podcast
Thu, 19 November 2015 4th Precinct Shutdown; Missing Teens Found
Ron: This was a custody battle that was not worthy of the criminal authorities and it was handled in family court. You have 2 missing girls for god’s sake. I’d like to think that we at least helped publicize this story.
I don’t want to rat you out Michael but there was a catch in your voice when you called me yesterday, almost like you were so emotional you could barely talk that the girls had been found. It must have been an incredible moment for you..
Michael: It was. I got a call from a source that was in the driveway that let me know the girls had been found inside the house. I couldn’t believe it. You think about yourself, as a parent you think about the 944 days these girls were gone and their father missed them.
Excerpt from article by Michael Volpe
Brandon Stahl/Minneapolis Star Tribune
Reporter Brandon Stahl was parked outside the Dahlens’ residence at the facility for abused children when the police raided it and found the girls. How Stahl knew to be there is unclear and raises the question of leaks, since the warrant to search the Dahlens’ home was sealed, noted Stahl: “Both advised that they have had contact with Doug Dahlen and believed that he would be cooperative. The search warrant and sealing order were signed by the Honorable Judge Glasrud. Sheriff Walvatne and Sgt. Cooks stated that they would assist with the warrant at the residence.”
Since the warrant was sealed, whoever leaked it to Stahl committed a crime, though Stahl himself did nothing illegal by receiving it. This was not the first time, however, that Stahl received a sealed warrant. The arrest warrant for ♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦♦♦♦♦ was also sealed in August 2015 and leaked again to Stahl, who wrote articles based on both warrants.
More from the November 19th, 2015 Holding Court Podcast
Michael: I spent the summer writing a series of posts, chasing down leads and doing as much as I could do to get interest in this case.
Ron: You developed a relationship with XXXXX XXXXX and his attorney Lisa Elliot
Michael: And the XXXXX family and sources on both sides of the issue.You get close to this story. You’re a parent, you’re a father and you think about your kids. I also have to pay compliments to the Lakeville Police Dept. and the United States Marshal Services. This story and how these girls were found is how it should have happened. There were opportunities throughout the summer and earlier for an enterprising reporter, for a journalist in this case to go knock on someone’s door and I made a decision a very long time ago I was not going to do that because I have no authority. If I find the girls they could run, they could go underground.
Ron: In other words you weren’t going to actively look for the girls, you were going to do the legwork to help people that would. Is it fair to say a major break in this case was when they arrested Sandra down in Florida? How long had she been on the run?
Michael: 8 weeks. There had been a warrant issued for her arrest for 3 counts of deprivation of parental rights. Ultimately, it became just a matter of time until they could be found.
Ron: They were found because of something that was found in the campaign manager’s (Michelle MacDonald’s) house.
Michael: There was a search warrant executed at Dede Evavold’s house in St. Cloud. She served as both the campaign chair and the campaign manager of Michelle MacDonald’s campaign. There was evidence found that led them to the White Horse Ranch near Alexandria.
Ron: Where are the girls now?
Michael: There in an undisclosed location in Dakota County and they’re getting hopefully the privacy and space that they need.
Ron: The fear is that even though the father has custody, the fear is that these girls are brainwashed.What happens now, is there any plan? It’s not easy to get unbrainwashed.
Michael: In speaking with family, my understanding is that these kids are going to get the space and help they need and the privacy they need to rebuild their family together.
Ron: There are people who deserve credit, Brandon Stahl, Michael Brodkorb the Lakeville Police, the Federal Marshals. I’ve never understood why Backstrom the Dakota County Attorney didn’t call a grand jury?
Michael: I think this case involves a series of complex characters. One of which is Michelle MacDonald. She can complicate a cup of soup. She has complicated this case from day one.
Ron: Do you think she intimidated them?
Michael: She’s just messy to deal with and I think if you’re going to be involved in a case that she’s involved with you’re going to have to dedicate a tremendous amount of resources. She has not cooperated-she’s a person of interest in the disappearance of these girls. She’s not cooperating. I’ll be very surprised if she wasn’t involved in some way and had some knowledge.
Ron: Where does it go from here? They could still do a grand jury couldn’t you-I don’t think that’s going to happen but it seems to me now that they’ve found the kids, the investigation is only begun.
Michael: Correct. I think where they’ll go now is criminal charges against other people that helped.
Ron: I’ve got to tell you that as far as this show. we feel privileged that you gave us the time in terms of being able to talk about this case as often as we did. Frankly it’s confounded me why the authorities didn’t take a greater interest in 2 children disappearing when there was a lot of reason to believe that they could find out where they were and who did it by some fairly simple investigative techniques which were not done by the county attorney.
Michael: I can’t thank you enough to everyone here for the opportunity to come on multiple times like I have. You’re one of the first people I called to talk about it because you’ve been so helpful.
Ron: The good news is the kids are back.
Read more about Michelle MacDonald We’re Not Crazy. . .The Systems Are!
Crooked Media on the National Level
DEEP STATE / MAINSTREAM MEDIA PUSHES COUP D’ÉTAT AGAINST TRUMP
Elites want him impeached
MAY 17, 2017
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Trump is the target of coup d’état being undertaken by the Deep State (intelligence agencies with a continuing commitment to a globalist New World Order) in conjunction with a corporate- and government-controlled mainstream media that believes Trump’s surprise victory in November 2016 can be reversed by getting Trump impeached before the end of 2017.
To achieve this goal, the Deep State and the MSM are employing classic techniques of propaganda and disinformation that were first utilized by Nazi Germany in the 1930s, only to be advanced and perfected by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
In a series of articles, I am going to explain how the propaganda and disinformation techniques operate, why they are effective, and how they must be combated.
In the 1960s, I was trained by Edward Bernays, the father of public relations, whose book entitled Propaganda: The Making of the Public Mind, first published in 1928, influenced Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda for Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945.
In the 1980s, I was recruited by a team of psychologists and psychiatrists and received a “Top Secret” clearance to participate in a State Department program aimed at teaching career State Department officials how to survive terrorist hostage situations – a project created in the wake of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran during the 1979 radical Islamic revolution in Iran instigated by Ayatollah Khomeini.
The First Principle of all propaganda and disinformation involves the manipulation of public opinion by the creation of a lie – known in today’s terminology as a “narrative” or a “meme” – that is crafted to be sufficiently credible so a persistent campaign of repeating the lie can change public opinion, even if the lie – the “narrative” or the “meme” – is totally untrue, concocted without any basis in fact, evidence, or reality.
Goebbels crafted a “meme” using the “science” of eugenics emerging in the 1930s to vilify Jews, resulting in the horror of the holocaust in which an estimated 6 million Jews were brutally murdered.
A current disinformation meme being advanced by the Deep State and MSM is the “Russian Collusion” meme that maintains Donald Trump colluded with the Russians to hack emails from the Democratic National Party as a tactic employed to defeat Hillary Clinton.
In the world of disinformation, it does not matter Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-Calif.) said publicly on May 4 that the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence has seen no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign aides and Russian officials, or that the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on May 8 that he still has not seen any evidence of any kind of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian foreign nationals.
This is the first sign we are dealing with disinformation – namely, that there is no evidence for the claim.
To keep the lying meme going, the propagandist qualifies the claim, ever so slightly, as to leave open the possibility the claim could yet be proven true, if only the public could get access to the “real information.”
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, first began countering the “no evidence” fact with an assertion that there is “circumstantial evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia” – a statement he made on NBC’s Meet the Press for the first time on Sunday, March 17.
In his next move, Schiff pressured the House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) to temporarily remove himself from the “Russian Collusion” investigation, after the House Ethics Committee decided to investigate whether Nunes may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information following his controversial visit to the White House to review reports the Obama administration had Trump campaign officials under electronic surveillance.
The Deep State knows the MSM-propagated “Russian Collusion” meme will simply refuse to print evidence it was Hillary Clinton and John Podesta that were being paid by Russia, or that Democratic National Committee computer expert Seth Rich was the one who hacked DNC emails, sending some 44,000 DNC emails to Julian Assange at Wikileaks.
Propaganda Corollary #1 is that any facts that disprove the disinformation meme are castigated as “conspiracy theories” – a term designed to disparage anyone bold enough to have perceived the truth.
It is essential to understand that a well-crafted disinformation meme like the “Russian Collusion” narrative is impossible to dislodge by facts that prove the narrative baseless, completely “without evidence,” or untrue.
Propaganda Corollary #2 is that anyone attempting to disprove the truth of the disinformation meme is targeted for ridicule as part of the conspiracy theory.
In designing a counter-disinformation strategy, it is important to realize the president of the United States is endowed by the Constitution with formidable powers.
This leads us to the following:
Counter-Propaganda Corollary #1 is that well-crafted disinformation memes cannot be refuted or defeated by the truth.
Counter-Propaganda Corollary #2 is that what is needed to take all the air out of a well-crafted disinformation meme is a greater, more immediately crisis that demands the 24/7 attention of all Deep State actors and MSM propagandists.
Among the president’s enormous powers, we find the power to change the subject, effectively taking the disinformation meme off the table.
How President Trump can defeat the Russian Collusion meme by changing the subject is the focus of the next article in this series.
Trump Is Going After Pedophilia to Dislodge the Deep State In a Stunningly Brilliant Move
Child sex trafficking researcher, Liz Crokin and I compared notes from our independent investigations and a clear pattern emerged. Although it is not widely reported, Trump, through AG Jeff Sessions is going after pdeophilia with a vengenance.
Liz and I both feel strongly, and have been told, that Abedin, Weiner and possible Comey will be turning State’s evidence. .
This is a brilliant strategy and it explains why some of the establishment are nervous that Trump is talking with Putin. And guess what? Putin is also on rampage against the practice as well. Here is the story.
Trump Is Purging the Deep State
Finally, James Comey was fired from his position as FBI Director. The reason being given was the he lied about Huma Adedin’s emails and Attorney General, Jeff Sessions recommended to President Trump that Comey be fired.
On May 9, 2017, in a letter obtained by NBC News from Trump to Comey states the president had been advised by administration officials to remove the FBI head.
“I have received the attached letters from the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General of the United States recommending your dismissal as the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. I have accepted their recommendation and you are hereby terminated and removed from office, effective immediately,” Trump told Comey.
Since July of 2016, I have been screaming from the top of the roof tops that Comey was dirty and was implicated in several scandals which centered around his role as a Senior Board Member at HSBC Bank. Now he is linked to child-sex-trafficking allegations by covering up Abedin’s emails. This part is not yet public, but I am told it is just a matter of time.
The two primary factors which are relevant to Comey’s firing consist of the following:
- 1. Comey obviously has awareness of the child-sex-trafficking emails that Weiner maintained on his laptop that he labled “life insurance”. Why would he call the file” life insurance”? Weiner was quite obviously afraid that he would be eliminated to coverup Hillary Clinton’s email, and subsequent participation in the trafficking issues that are surfacing. In fact, we now know that Weiner transferred many of the emails, as many as 49,000 to Huma Abedin’s email server. Abedin was a top Clinton aid at the State Department and in her Presidential campaign. There can be no question that Weiner fears for his life.
Propublica did an excellent job of connecting the dots;
“FBI director James Comey generated national headlines last week with his dramatic testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, explaining his “incredibly painful” decision to go public about the Hillary Clinton emails found on Anthony Weiner’s laptop.
Perhaps Comey’s most surprising revelation was that Huma Abedin — Weiner’s wife and a top Clinton deputy — had made “a regular practice” of forwarding “hundreds and thousands” of Clinton messages to her husband, “some of which contain classified information.” Comey testified that Abedin had done this so that the disgraced former congressman could print them out for her boss. (Weiner’s laptop was seized after he came under criminal investigation for sex crimes, following a media report about his online relationship with a teenager.)”
2. In fearing for their lives, Abedin and Weiner obvious conspired to create “life insurance” of Clinton’s criminal activities and as this scenario unfolds over the next two parts of this series, the cover-up has to do with child-sex-trafficking and money laundering of drug cartel and terrorist monies from HSBC bank. The money laundering will be covered in Part Two.
Tips From Two Federal Gov. Employees
Early last week, two days apart, I received information from both a State Department and an FBI employee that their immediate supervisors were packing their personal items at work in anticipation of being transferred, or more likely fired from their position for their “Deep State” affiliations which ran in opposition to the Trump administration. I was also led to believe, by these two informants that Trump was preparing to go after the first layer of the Deep State within various federal agencies.
The blockbuster tip came when I was told that Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner would likely be turning state’s evidence on child-sex-trafficking charges for information that was found by the FBI on their personal computers on a file named “life insurance”. Three days after I received the report, I published the following podcast, which was published two full days prior to the revelation of the most recent coverup by Comey, with regard to these emails, which led to the firing of the FBI Director. As it turns out this tip was very accurate in regard to the nature of the emails possessed by Abedin and her husband the former Congressman, Anthony Weiner.
The article and subsequent video I produced was published on May 7, 2017 and was entitled;
From The Common Sense Show (May 7, 2017):
“Top Clinton aide, Huma Abedin, and Anthony Weiner are under intense scrutiny from the Attorney General’s office. At the center of the controversy is the delicate subject of child-sex-trafficking. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions is putting away child sex traffickers faster than one can blink. The trail is headed toward former and disgraced Congressman, Anthony Weiner. Weiner and his wife, Abedin are next on the investigative trail. Most likely, their lives are in danger. The sources that I speak with say federal protection is in order and immunity is in order if they are willing to turn state’s evidence in what could be the biggest scandal in American political history.
Very soon, we may find out what Weiner hid on his computer as a deadman’s switch.
Here is the story…..”
Trump Begins Purge of the Deep State
I cannot overstate how accurate the information I received about Weiner and Abedin with regard to the coverup and content connected to the emails.
Breaking news from the evening of May 9, 2017, at least five members of the Environmental Protection Agency‘s Scientific Advisory Board have been fired, likely to be replaced by representatives from industries the EPA regulates.
The dismissals coincided with recent House legislation that called for that board and another like it to be revamped, as they have long been viewed by congressional Republicans as little more than a “rubber-stamp” for the EPA’s many climate change-related regulations, with little to no input from the industries being regulated.
One cannot overstate the importance of this event. Climate change is one of the sacred cows of the globalists. Ultimately, through the pseudoscience of technocracy, climate change controllers, mostly through cap and trade companies, will control every aspect of the economy. This blows a gaping hole in this initiative. This is an absolute declaration of war being declared by the Trump administration on globalism. The Deep State is being purged.
Connecting the Dots
Amazingly, the 65 million dollar question that nobody seems to be asking is where is the fiasco involving Weiner and Abedin headed?Unquestionably, and as I stated three days ago, they are going to turn state’s evidence. Who will be the main target? Undoubtedly, it is Hillary Clinton. The only question that I have is whether or not Hillary will be allowed to turn state’s evidence in exchange for Obama’s head?
The Jerry Sandusky scandal almost ended up in this same place a few years ago. I was roundly criticized for saying that the Sandusky scandal reached far and wide. My beliefs were strongly influenced when Centre County District Attorney, Ray Gricar, was murdered for looking into the Sandusky case years before it became a public scandal. And now we see that the former President of Penn State University was convicted on child-sex-trafficking allegations.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions just aided in putting away 90 prominent sex traffickers. Did you see where the Philippines just put away 300 online traffickers, yesterday? And people wondered why Trump recently met with Philippines President Duterte? Now we know why and we know why the President was criticized for meeting with Duterte. “I think thou doth protest too loudly”. The thread of investigation that was Jerry Sandusky, is now being pursued in earnest by Sessions. Expect more arrests this summer, from what I have been told. All roads lead to pedogate.
Great Concern and Fear for Trump
I must apologize to our President. I had written off his presidency. Certainly, Trump has lost control over foreign policy. His days as President are numbered as the three options to remove him from office are still very much in play (i.e. impeachment, 25th Amendment removal and assassination).
Trump must know that he is a marked man. However, he has quite obviously made the decision to go down swinging. The EPA purge is just the beginning. And for this, President Trump has my deepest respect.
And I have a warning for the globalists. Do what you will to Trump and to this country, however, did you notice that the Venzuelan Army is defecting and standing with the people in the midst of their crisis? Of course, that is why the globalists have the UN on our soil. We are moving quickly toward a civil war on our soil and these events are the catalyst. The only question remaining for the moment is if Clinton does the perp walk first, or Trump ends up being JFk’d?
This is not the end of this story. There is a Part Two to this story. Why? Because there will be a new set of charges coming out to be leveled at Obama, Holder, Lynch and Clinton. Stay tuned for Part Two.
Click to listen: Intercomm Radio Presents Michael Volpe Freelance Investigative Journalist (Bar shown below is at the top of the page)
About Michael Volpe;
After spending a decade in finance, Michael Volpe has been a freelance investigative journalist since 2009. His work has been published locally in the Chicago Reader, Chicago Crusader, Chicago Heights Patch, and New City. Nationally, Volpe’s work has appeared in a wide variety of publications including the Washington Examiner, the Daily Caller, Crime Magazine, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference Newsletter, and Counter Punch. Volpe has been recognized by whistleblowers as leading the charge in getting their stories out. His first book Prosecutors Gone Wild was published in October 2012, his second book The Definitive Dossier of PTSD in Whistleblowers was published in February 2013 and his third book Bullied to Death was published in August 2015.
Divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book and blame is the name of the game! By pitting everyone against each other, we will never look at the criminal enterprise creating this or rally the masses against this family destruction machine!
THE PROBLEM: FATHER ABSENCE AND DIVORCE
Creating a National Movement to End Father Absence and Connect Fathers to their Children, Heart to Heart
Pre-founding: Early 1990s
By the early 1990s, a growing body of social science research was emerging that showed, a) there were record numbers of children living in father-absent homes in the United States, and b) these children were more likely than their peers in two-parent homes to suffer a number of negative outcomes across every imaginable measure of child well being.
But despite this growing, alarming evidence, the issue of “father absence” was largely “flying under the radar”; very few people and organizations were doing anything about it. For example, public policy was still largely focused on alleviating poverty for mothers and children. Additionally, social service agencies and civic organizations focused on families were almost exclusively set up to serve mothers and children. Finally, much of popular culture was marching on with the message of the “doofus dad” who often did more harm than good to his family.
In the spring of 1993, Don Eberly, a prominent civil society scholar, organized a team of 20 of the nation’s leading social experts to meet in Aspen, Colorado to discuss strategies to build a society-wide movement to reverse father absence. Within a year of that pivotal meeting, National Fatherhood Initiative® (NFI) was formed with Wade Horn as its first president, David Blankenhorn as its first board chairman, a board of directors including leaders such as Dr. Louis Sullivan and George Gallup, and an advisory board made up of luminaries such as James Earl Jones, Willard Scott, and Bill Bennett.
(All of these individuals are opportunists and could care less about fathers, mothers, children or justice!)
The Early Years: 1994-2002
NFI’s first decade was largely focused on two areas:
- Public Education: Raising awareness in the government, entertainment, and social services sectors that fatherhood was an issue they needed to care about and take action on. For example, in 1997 in partnership with the Ad Council, NFI started the first national Public Service Advertising Campaign focused on fatherhood. Additionally, in that same year, NFI formed the first bi-partisan Congressional Task Force on Responsible Fatherhood.
- Research: Knowing that solid social science research would be critical to “making the case” that fatherhood deserved the attention NFI was focusing on it, NFI began conducting and compiling research on the causes and consequences of father absence. This was exemplified by the creation of Father Facts, the first edition of which was published in 1995, and in its 6th Edition today. Father Facts was a comprehensive compilation of the social science research showing why children need good dads, and why so many children were without them.
Recent History: 2001-2012
While public education was critical to NFI’s beginnings (and remains so today), there was a growing sense that the “next phase” of NFI’s work would be to provide solutions “on the ground” to organizations at the nexus of children and families who were often dealing with the “consequences of father absence” (such as poverty and crime) in their neighborhoods.
Therefore, starting in the late 1990s, and taking off with the naming of Roland C. Warren as president in 2001, National Fatherhood Initiative® began to create a portfolio of high quality fatherhood skill-building materials to ensure that organizations around the country had the resources, knowledge, and training they needed to provide programs to help men be the best dads they could be. During this time, flagship NFI programs such as 24/7 Dad®, InsideOut Dad®, and Doctor Dad® were created, and NFI emerged as the #1 provider of fatherhood resources and the #1 trainer of fatherhood practitioners in the nation.
In 2013, Christopher Brown, who played a leading role in developing most of NFI’s flagship fatherhood programs throughout the 2000s, was named president. Under Chris’ leadership, NFI continues to be focused on providing the very best fatherhood resources and training to community-based, military, and corrections organizations across the country. NFI also continues to be a leading voice for responsible fatherhood, with a new emphasis on using social media and blogging to educate the public about the importance of involved, responsible, and committed fatherhood.
In 1995, former President Clinton issued executive orders that directed federal agencies to review and “modify” all family programs and initiatives serving primarily mothers and children, to include fathers and “strengthen their involvement” with children.They took the so-called problem of absent fathers and instead of adding services and including fathers, flipped the narrative to remove mothers from the picture. Do we need the government to be involved in teaching fathers how to become “good dads”? Um, I don’t think so. But it did open up a new market for trainers to teach these skills to fathers, judges, attorneys, GAL’s etc. Here’s the problem. If you’re not a good father or mother, government isn’t going to change that!
By vilifying, leveling, and weakening people, an environment is created for social, political, and economic turmoil which produces change that will benefit the sponsors of this turmoil (Increasing the outreach and social work staffing, providing resource development, training and mentoring, and networking with other community agencies serving these families). If the government and news media relentlessly pursue issues of gender, race and diversity in preference to the real issues that need to be addressed, there will be an increasing division of society along the same lines. The attention is taken off the government entities that are robbing us blind through taxation. Millions of dollars in funds are handed over to the States by the Department of Health and Human Services to family court connected nonprofits and GRANT DOLLARS = TAXPAYER DOLLARS
Statement on Efforts To Promote Responsible Fatherhood
January 19, 2001
At the same time the National Fatherhood Initiative was forming, welfare reform also took place.
The Commission supports federal policies (the Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRA) and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997(BBA)) that have given states the opportunity to promote responsible fatherhood in several ways. Under the new welfare law, states can increase family income by:
1) providing employment and training to fathers;
2) increase child support collections; and
3) increase the distribution of child support collected on behalf of families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy families (TANF). Funds allocated to the States from H.B. 3314 should be linked to and coordinated with State welfare reform initiatives to ensure maximization of funds and to eliminate duplicative programs.
Don’t think for a minute there wasn’t backroom planning and deals made before the dog and pony performance at the public hearing. ↓
Welfare Reform Act Champion Clay Shaw Dies
A former mayor of Fort Lauderdale, Shaw was elected to Congress in 1980, and is remembered for his pragmatism in helping guide the GOP through the historic Welfare Reform Act of 1996 as chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Human Resources.
Excerpts: Numerous reports have identified bias against women and corruption in family courts across the country. In bizarre and illegal rulings, family court judges ignore or deliberately suppress evidence of male perpetrated family violence and child molest. Fathers who are batterers and sex offenders are routinely granted visitation and custody, while mothers and children trying to escape abuse are punished through financial sanctions, loss of custody, supervised visitation, jail and institutionalization. 
Very occasionally, men reporting abuse of their children have also been targeted for retaliation through family court.  However, the systematic mishandling of domestic violence and child molest cases as “custody disputes” is based in a financial corruption scheme that calls for diverting grant program funding through “high conflict” cases, in the guise of promoting “fatherhood” and “shared parenting” post-divorce. Rather than assisting men become responsible parents, “Responsible Fatherhood”, “Access to Visitation Enforcement” (supervised visitation for noncustodial parents), “Child Support Enforcement” and similar federal programs perpetuate abuse of women and children through the legal system. 
In the guise of reducing poverty and promoting child welfare, women are forced to stay married and mothers are punished for seeking divorces. In the guise of amicable custody resolution, federal programs enforce the systematic abuse of women and children. The pretense is that government programs produce responsible fathers and healthy families. The reality is that federally funded misogyny and pedophile protection programs are lining the pockets of corrupted court officials and appointees.
For further information, visit the website of the National Alliance for Family Court Justice at http://nafcj.net
California Director National Alliance for Family Court Justice
The Office of Family Assistance (OFA) competitively awards HMRF grants to states, local governments, and community-based organizations (both for profit and not-for-profit, including faith-based). These grantees work to help participants build and sustain healthy relationships and marriages, and to strengthen positive father-child interaction.
About Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood
Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood (HMRF) programs promote strong, healthy family formation and maintenance, responsible fatherhood and parenting, and reentry opportunities for fathers returning from incarceration.
HMRF programs are funded under a 5-year project period (2015 – 2020). There are 47 Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education grantees (including a National Resource Center for Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education); 39 New Pathways for Fathers and Families grantees, and 5 ReFORM grantees. FY 2015 Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood
Many federal departments have initiatives and programs supporting responsible fatherhood and fathers in the community.
- Healthy Marriage & Responsible Fatherhood
- Federal Programs and Resources
- Responsible Fatherhood | Office of Family Assistance | ACF
- Dad Stats | National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse
- Education Department Roundtable highlights importance of fathers involvement in Education
- The Importance of Fathers in the Healthy Development of Children
- Why Kids Need Their Dads | Parenting
- Engaging Fathers in Programs for Families – Best Start Resource Centre
- New Pathways for Fathers and Families
- Importance of father involvement
- The Fatherhood Research and Practice Network
- The Good Dad Project
- The Parents and Children Together (PACT) Evaluation, 2011-2016
- Engaging Men & Dads at WIC
- Dads – TODAY.com
- Dads.org | Faith & Family
- DadTalk Blog: Grants and Resources
- Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding
- Transitioning Dads into Family Sustaining Careers
- Dads Appreciating Down Syndrome
Current statistics show that children suffer when their fathers are absent. This in no way suggests that HUD does not recognize the critical importance of mothers. The majority of public housing households with children are headed by single women who earn less than $9,000 annually, and they do a tremendous job of raising their children. However, according to statistics drawn from communities across the country, children raised in absent father families are more at-risk for a host of negative factors, including dropping out of school. The focus on Father’s Day is meant to be a starting point; either a celebration of existing relationships or a reason to form first connections.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable housing for all Americans. As a part of creating strong communities, HUD is actively engaging families in a way that involves all family members—including fathers.
The Department’s strategy utilizes housing as a platform for improving quality of life and engages HUD assisted tenants, including fathers, who are in need of quality affordable housing. Individuals are then able to access a broad array of services necessary for them to have meaningful access to opportunity and economic self-sufficiency, including education, healthcare, and job-training. HUD also works with local non-profits and NGO’s to strengthen the capacity of fathers to engage with their families, and of newly entering non-profits to work effectively with intermediary organizations and with fathers themselves, by offering them capacity building training and networking opportunities.
Stuart Chaifetz plays with his son Akian Chaifetz, 10, in the backyard of their home in Cherry Hill, N.J., in April 2012. (AP Photo)
CNSNews.com) – The Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families (AFC) is providing $800,000 in funding to create a Responsible Fatherhood Research Network.
The initiative is described in the grant abstract as a “multi-year plan” designed “to disseminate information about good fatherhood parenting practices by building research and practice knowledge and capacity” and to “increase positive father involvement in the lives of their children.”
The grant, announced on June 7 and open to applicants until Aug. 2, stated that the network, once established, “will be expected to have a primary focus on economically disadvantaged fathers and families and other under studied population groups.”
In the grant announcement posted on the grants.gov website, the category of the funding was listed as “income security and social services.” The ACF website stated that the agency “administers more than 60 programs with a budget of more than $49 billion, making it the second largest agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”
CNSNews.com asked press officials at ACF a series of questions about the grant, but no response to the inquiry was received at press time.
The questions asked were:
- Why is it government’s role to improve parenting skills for fathers of low-income or at-risk children?
- How is ACF going to measure and track the success of the network?
- How many fathers and children will benefit from this project?
- Will the recipients of this grant be private or public sector entities? –
When calls are made for support of slogans such as “There’s No Excuse for Child Abuse, Stop Child Abuse & Neglect, Remember the Children, It Shouldn’t Hurt to Be a Child”, etc. what is really meant is we need to educate the judges, attorneys and other court players as well as fathers, mothers and children on child abuse and domestic violence. Why? So they can get a piece of the federal funding pie.
Gender wars (both sides) have been exploited by “carpet-bagging” interests as if these interests were neutral, when they’re not.
No mention of the federal funding of course!
The court cartel is no different than any other cartel, they are tyrants who seek more power, more wealth and more control over people. By keeping everyone at each other’s throats, they have effectively redirected the true root of the problem to everything but this fact – the same people that have created the problem have also created the solution!
The traditional nuclear family unit containing a father, mother and child(ren), now a minority in America, has also come under national assault, forced to taking a disfavored backseat to the statist propaganda and oppressive policies. Parents’ rights to teach their children their own individual values, their sense of morality and spiritual/religious convictions have increasingly been undermined and usurped by rigid statist PC dogma. As a licensed therapist for many years in Los Angeles, I can personally attest to the notorious abuses of overzealous authoritarian child protection services overstepping its rightful bounds by destroying families, unjustifiably yanking kids out of their family homes, inflicting children in their care and custody with lifelong trauma and abuse, misplacing children in unsafe home environments (be they with biological family, foster care, group home or residential care). A thoroughly overburdened, broken system that’s been set up to protect children is too often only abusing and re-victimizing them as part of a national assault on the American family. (Minus the broken system, it’s a good overview).
Abraham Lincoln once said, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Before they slip us all into their shackles, it’s time to come together as one formidable unified force to take action, arming ourselves with the truth and then spreading the power of that truth as far as it’ll take us. In the end evil will not defeat truth, honesty and justice. Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer.
People have to think in terms of accounting and commerce, or it’s a lost cause. This situation is heading towards slavery which is possibly why people like Judge David Knutson are in positions of power. Something needs to wake us up out of the brainwashed condition we are currently living in.
The basic concept is that the government OWNS (by investment, collectively) majority shares in all major businesses is a fundamental truth that should alter how we think and approach any arm of government including our courts. https://familycourtmatters.org/
BOTTOM LINE: DEFUND THE PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW MONEY LAUNDERING AND DESTRUCTION OF FAMILIES