As I watched the All-Star game the other night (What a long, but great game!), I reminisced about the great tradition and history of Yankee Stadium. The era of greats gone by, most of them long passed before my being graced this earth, moved me in a moment of nostalgia. I was happy that MLB decided to host this year’s game at the Old Yankee Stadium, rather than, waiting until 2010’s game at the New Yankee Stadium. As baseball goes, the next All-Star game at the Yankee’s home park should not occur for another thirty years. Sometimes the old is worth retaining. Other times, the former needs to be released and the new necessarily should be ushered in!
Well defined within our Michigan history is a family right’s movement that began thirty plus years ago with folks like Al Lebow. Al, along with others, began to challenge the Family Court’s determination in establishing one parent as non-custodial. They laid the foundation for the reform that is our agenda today. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you Al for your years of dedication and service for our children’s sake.
Al was not alone in his endeavors. Today, thirty plus years later, Michigan’s family rights movement boasts of membership in the tens of thousands. A visit to the web shows groups meeting every day of the week. There are social programs, education programs, legal help programs and more. All for the individual caught up in Family Court! While most groups have a particular agenda- Children Need Both Parents, SplitNTwo, Get Off The Bench, A Child’s Right, Family Rights Coalition, Dads and Moms of Michigan, Fathers For Justice and the list goes on. Most of these groups have undergone a metamorphosis lately. Recently posted on a local family rights blog was the following apropos statement,
“A new generation of professionals, well educated, well trained and just the right amount of pissed off, have taken up the mantle through advocacy to dissemble corrupt government at its core! Along with, assuming the responsibility to- educate, train and mentor individuals to claim/ assert their unalienable rights whether in family courts, in states' courts, in federal courts, in states' legislatures, in federal legislature or, most importantly, at the ballot box!”
I cannot agree more. Today’s professional has put career, financial security and the pleasure principle on hold, in order to wage war against our government in its kidnapping of our children. But, we have not stopped there! We have claimed all elements of governmental corruption as our agenda. None is safe from our exposure. We have aligned with any/ all groups. We know no lines of distinction, save the people’s right to control and cause to submit those who shall be our servants- our elected officials!
In August, on the 15th and 16th, all citizens shall gather together at Upper Senate Park in our Nation’s Capital to voice both our concerns and our grievances to our US Government, to We The People and to the Public Media. Law makers, law enforcers, personalities, experts and professionals shall be in attenDeletece. US Citizens of all genders, races, political persuasions and social economic statuses shall declare, in one collective voice, their demand for an immediate, none mitigating reform of government as we know it! Join us! Your attenDeletece is necessary! Your input is invaluable!
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