Subj: Re: Candidate for Governor of Texas
Date: 3/3/01 5:33:32 PM Central Standard Time
From: John WorldPeace
In a message dated 3/3/01 2:37:16 PM Central Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< Subj: Candidate for Governor of Texas
Date: 3/3/01 2:37:16 PM Central Standard Time
From: email@example.com (Stafford)
Dear Mr. WorldPeace,
You have made your stance on the issue of women's rights quite well known on
your web site. My question is, where do you stand on men's rights?>>
In a secular society there is no room for discrimination based on gender.
<< In our current society, there is no shortage of opportunities and
representation (much of it under the guise of "best interest of the
children") for women.>>
The issue in many cases is not gender but money. And I do not mean to pay off the judges because I do not believe that happens very often. I mean in the ability to pay for an attorney ad litem and psychiatrists, etc.
<< Yet there is precious little available for men. For
us in many cases, it is "as if" neither the Bill of Rights nor the
Justice is not free, I am sorry to say. And all lawyers are not equal. And high priced lawyers are not always the best.
<<You speak of world peace, yet you are part of a class of professionals who
are DIRECTLY responsible for unthinkable emotional, psychological and
economic VIOLENCE carried out against men - commonly referred to as our
family justice system.>>
I am a member but I do not take cases where I do not believe that the best interest of the child is with my client if that is what I am asked to achieve or defend.
<< At the whim of a woman (supposedly the "inferior"
sex), a man can be stripped of his children, his home, a large portion of
his assets, and saddled with a burdensome debt (many times an impossible
debt) and thrown in jail for undetermined period(S) of time if he is unable
to pay this debt (which I believe was OUTLAWED by the 18th Amendment when
slavery was abolished).>>
My observation in the family court and certainly in the criminal court is that if you do not have a lawyer equal in ability and aggressiveness to your spouse's, the pie is cut unequally. And there are some judges who are openly biased against one gender or the other.
<<Further, the government would NEVER think of telling a woman how or where
she could spend her money of the children of her marriage, yet a divorced
man has no say WHATSOEVER in how his money is spent on the children of his
marriage and he is punished severely (through jail or the court system) if
If you went to jail it was because you did not have a competent attorney. Custody battles are professional games for high stakes and in which the lives of the children and parents hang in the balance.
<<WE ARE NOT A NATION OF DEADBEAT DADS ... WE ARE A NATION OF EMASCULATED
MALES. AS A DIVORCED DAD, I AM NOT A CRIMINAL SIMPLY BECAUSE A RELATIONSHIP
DID NOT WORK. I AM A MAN WHO HAS FEW CHOICES AND LITTLE TO NO CONTROL OVER
MY MONEY AND MY FAMILY ... BECAUSE I AM THE PROPERTY OF A WOMAN UNTIL MY
KIDS ARE GROWN.>>
You had a weak and maybe incompetent attorney. If you represented yourself, you had a fool for a client.
<<What is your position on divorce (approximately 60% of marriages end in
divorce, 75% of the time it is the woman who files, and more than 90% of the
time the woman gets the children)? Why wouldn't a woman divorce a man? She
gets the kids, the house, the assets, and she also gets a free babysitter
who has to pay her an enormous amount of money each month for YEARS. The
government is her weapon and men are the victims.>>
Only the men that lay down. Every situation is different. The only thing that I will say is that in my opinion, all things being equal (and they almost never are equal) after puberty children should be with the same sex parent.
<<The current system of enriching money hungry family attorneys and women at
the expense of men IS NOT "in the best interest of the children"!>>
I let my ex-wife have the children after the divorce. I stayed close to them never missing a visitation period. I waited. In a year they started coming back to me. I waited another year and then I went after her for child support. I waited another year and then I moved to Colorado for three years to get the children away from her. But that was me and my situation.
<<Allowing women to use their reproductive system for economic gain and
psychological violence is not "in the best interest of the children"!>>
No and she did not one day become aggressive and hard to be with. It happens over a lot of years. At the time of divorce you needed to hire someone who could stand up to her. Women who take extreme advantage of men at the time of divorce have many times (not all the time) been doing the same for a long time. But let me be perfectly clear, it works both ways. As I said, every situation is different.
<<What is your position on MEN'S RIGHTS? Where do you stand?>>
Men should have equal rights but the reality is that it is the lawyers who are charged with obtaining an equitable division of property, child support is by the book, and standard visitation..
I curiously await your reply. >>