Ross Perot Wins Again in Florida
We paid for a
front row, box seat, air conditioned, and we never got to see the
Jim Untershine, GZS of LB, 09-13-02
Gore and Bush watched anxiously, while the fate of our nation was thrust in the hands, of residents of a state, who chose not to be there. The wisdom and clarity, of those absentee balloteers, empowered them to determine our nation's destiny. But what if they all voted for Ross Perot?
The only reason Clinton became president was because of the landslide victory of Ross Perot. Now, even with Florida's brand new computer system designed to count votes, Ross Perot continues to be elected. I believe I speak for the rest of America by demanding that Ross Perot be allowed to be president. Not because he deserves a chance, but because of the number of elections he has won.
"United We Stand" is not just another credo as a result of 911, it is Ross Perot;'s platform, and has been for quite some time. Perot's back-home logic and frightening clarity seemed to scare those politicians who belong to traditional parties, because "overhaul" and "redesign" may offend their contributors, regardless of the effects on their constituents.
If all Americans would allow themselves to "get what they pay for, and stop paying if they don't", they may realize that "crime don't pay, people do"
The demand for accountability is a very trendy pursuit these days in this age of Enron, WorldCom, and Martha Stuart. Americans must be shown the "ways and means" by which state governments are allowed to wage war on heterosexual taxpayers, that dare to raise children, in this country. It may seem like a far-fetched idea for taxpayers to choose jail rather than pay, when they realize they are funding slavery, but then they laughed at Henry David Thoreau, too.
The only parent financially capable of providing support for their children is thrown in jail for failing to pay a court ordered amount of money. This is not money awarded by the court due to damages that has occurred at the hands of the parent, it is a projected estimate of damages that will occur at the hands of the court.
The ability of civil courts to dispense indentured servitude and then impose debtor's prison is not as bad as sentencing these parents in abstenia. Many of these parents are disgusted with the family law system specifically, and not in contempt of the court generally. These parents are forced to permit the court to destroy their family and then deny these same parents accountability of how their money is spent to reimburse their children.
If a parent was ordered to pay a percentage of their income to support their children, then these parents would not fall so far behind when their employer fires them because of it. A failure to pay any percentage of nothing would not be a jailable offense.
The civil court may realize that Child Support Enforcement (CSE) must be "turned on" as soon as "the bun comes out of the oven", to utilize the power of the federal mandate. Not to make debtor's prison more legal, but to allow CSE to protect the indentured servants if they are terminated or denied employment due to the existence of child support garnishments. CSE will be denied the windfall of "sitting on their hands" until what is left of the family files for welfare (TANF).
Jailing a parent for civil contempt is an indictment of non-compliance with a federal mandate and forfeits that state's license to practice family law, or child support enforcement. Attorney Generals would all agree that the laws must be uniformly enforced, and ignorance of the law is no excuse. "It's the little things, there's nothing bigger"
"Do not try to bend the law; that is impossible. Only try to realize the truth. There is no law. Then you will see, that it is not the law that bends, it is only yourself."
Jim Untershine, 824 E Pass Rd #3, Gulfport, MS 39507, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gndzerosrv.com
Jim Untershine holds a BSEE from Mississippi State University and has 13 years experience in feedback control system design. Mr. Untershine is currently using the teachings of Werner Heisenberg and Henry David Thoreau to expose Family Law in California as the exploitation of children for money and the indentured servitude of heterosexual taxpayers who dare to raise children in this country.
Thursday, September 12, 2002
By Jan Ackerman, Post-Gazette Staff Writer
Bowing to pressure from the American Civil Liberties Union, Lawrence County judges yesterday released 37 defendants who had been jailed without hearings for not paying court-ordered child support.
Philip Boudewyns, Lawrence County court administrator, said all those in Lawrence County who were incarcerated for nonsupport after being held in civil contempt were released on orders of President Judge Ralph D. Pratt.
"After the president judge reviewed the cases of these 37 individuals, he decided to release them in order to maintain their civil liberties," Boudewyns said yesterday.
He said the nonsupport cases will be referred back to the county's domestic relations office, where attorneys can file new civil contempt charges against the defendants if they believe charges are warranted.
If new charges are filed, Boudewyns said, the cases will be handled under revised procedures. Each defendant will be brought before a judge for a hearing, where he can either clear himself of the contempt or offer explanations for being in arrears with payments. In the past, defendants in child support disputes in Lawrence County were being jailed without hearings or access to legal counsel.
Court officials immediately notified Witold Walczak, executive director of the Pittsburgh ACLU chapter, who had threatened to sue them for violating the constitutional rights of the men in the nonsupport cases.
"This is an essential first step to keep this dispute out of litigation, and we are pleased that the judges are taking it," said Walczak, who visited Lawrence County last week to discuss the county's methods for handling support issues.
He said an unresolved issue is whether Lawrence County judges will appoint lawyers to handle civil contempt issues involving child support. When he met with the judges last week, Walczak told them the law is clear in that anyone facing imprisonment is constitutionality entitled to a lawyer in civil and criminal procedures.
Boudewyns said the judges still are reviewing that issue. Until their review is complete, he said, no lawyers will be appointed for defendants who are accused of not paying child support.
Jan Ackerman can be reached at email@example.com or 412-263-1370.