- "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will
make violent revolution inevitable."
- --President John F. Kennedy
- Creating slaves
- Today, 30% of DNA paternity tests, nearly one in three,
prove that the man involved is not the father of the child in question.
Currently more than 300,000 such tests are done each year. Since it is
unlikely that these paternity tests were done without an underlying reason,
almost certainly involving payment of child support, there are thus over
90,000 men who have been falsely accused of paternity each year.
- Maybe if we didn't encourage such behavior by enslaving
men to pay for it we wouldn't have so much of it? But courts are notorious
for continuing child support even when it has been proven the man named
is not the biological father. With few exceptions we can assume that a
minimum of 90,000 men a year are being indentured for onerous payments
for a period of at least 18 years in the United States. That would suggest
that, at a minimum, 1.6 million men are enslaved today by the courts to
pay for other men's children (90,000 men per year for 18 years).
- The sample size of 300,000+ DNA tests a year suggests
that, as an upper limit, 30% of all children are conceived by a man other
than the one named by the mother. With ~4 million children now born each
year in the United States, 1.2 million men are likely victims of paternity
fraud each year.
- It can be presumed that by far the great majority of
these deceived men are enslaved by the courts and the mother's lies to
support these children until at least age 18. Therefore, as many as 21
million men are indentured today, either by marriage or the courts to pay
much of their income for children they have no biological ties to.
- From the lower limit of 1.6 million men proven to be
current victims of paternity fraud to the upper estimate of 21 million,
the middle ground of 10 million men presently enslaved by this fraud appears
reasonable. For comparison, there were <http://members.aol.com/jfepperson/stat.html>3,953,696
slaves in the United States were counted in the 1860 census.
- Four million slaves in 1860 were the catalyst for a terrible
Civil War in which nearly a million men were killed or wounded. Out of
that crucible came the lesson enshrined in the Thirteenth Amendment to
our Federal Constitution: "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude,
except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly
convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to
- Colorado, as do most states, has similar language. Unequivocally,
Article II, Section 26 of the Colorado Constitution states: "There
shall never be in this state either slavery or involuntary servitude, except
as a punishment for crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted."
I have no wish to quarrel with that stark dictate. But Colorado judges
seem to and tens of thousands of men here are indentured or imprisoned
to pay for children not theirs.
- A case study of attempted reform
- The Equal Justice Foundation is hardly the first, and
certainly not the last, to attempt peaceful reform of the felony fraud,
perjury, and adultery inherent in false paternity cases.
- Colorado House of Representatives
- To his great credit, Colorado Rep. Bill Sinclair, a veteran
of three wars and serving his last session in the legislature, introduced
a bill in 2004 to allow, but not require, men to stop child support payments
when DNA testing showed they were not the father of children they were
indentured to support. A simple matter of justice and constitutional law
you might naively think. But you'd be wrong because you have crassly ignored
what the courts and legislators regard as the "best interests of the
- Now there may be some small fraction of cuckolded men
who can maintain a loving relationship with children proven to have been
sired by some other man but we don't hear from them. We do hear from many
men who have been driven away from what they presumed were their children
by vindictive and vengeful women using restraining orders, arrests, and
moving away with the children, to say nothing of the irrational acts of
- 40% of the hundreds of married men who contact the Equal
Justice Foundation for help do so after they find evidence their wives
are having an affair. These men are falsely charged with domestic violence
or abuse, and suffer the crushing weight of being driven from their homes
and children by restraining orders that are handed out by judges like candy.
As a result of these all-too-frequently false allegations, women are given
the house, the kids, the car, the bank account, very generous child support,
and sometimes alimony (maintenance) as a reward for their adultery. And
when DNA paternity tests prove he isn't the father, the child support doesn't
- Presumably Colorado gives men five years after a child
is born to challenge paternity. But commonly the blowup comes when the
children are older than five years and up to that point the man, perhaps
naively, had faith and trust in his wife.
- We also hear of many cases, as did Rep. Sinclair, where
the man had no idea a child even existed until a child support collection
agency began garnishing their wages, sometimes even after the child is
grown. A 1996 federal welfare law requires a woman to name a father - no
questions asked - when she applies for public assistance, ofttimes many
years after her child is born. A paternity notice is often then simply
mailed to the man's last known address. For a variety of reasons men often
don't get the notice, particularly if they are with our Armed Forces. A
default judgement of paternity is then entered.
- Commonly we hear the men have never seen the child and
knew the mother only briefly, if at all. Almost certainly her child doesn't
know the man paying child support. And if you believe the courts or child
support collection agencies will stop these support payments simply because
DNA paternity tests prove the child isn't his I'd like to make you a wonderful
and generous offer on a bridge we own.
- Despite the clear injustices, and the unambiguous constitutional
mandates, it was a minor miracle that Rep. Sinclair's reform bill made
it out of committee. More remarkably, the bill passed the Colorado House
by a single vote. However, the House heavily amended the bill to yet again
leave discretion in the hands of judges to continue the child support,
i.e. continue to enslave the man, if they found it was in the "best
interests of the child," despite proven paternity fraud.
- Colorado Senate Judiciary committee
- <http://www.lectlaw.com/def2/u002.htm>The 'Lectric
Law Library's Lexicon On * Under Color Of State Law *
- To act "under color of state law" means to
act beyond the bounds of lawful authority, but in such a manner that the
unlawful acts were done while the official was purporting or pretending
to act in the performance of his official duties. In other words, the unlawful
acts must consist of an abuse or misuse of power which is possessed by
the official only because he is an official.
- Having passed the House, in due course Rep. Sinclair's
bill was introduced into the Senate and assigned to the judiciary committee.
The Senate sponsor was Sen. Ed Jones.
- The Senate judiciary committee met the afternoon of March
29, 2004. The defeat of the bill in that hearing is instructive for the
many individuals who contact the Equal Justice Foundation insisting the
laws must be changed and the courts reformed, the Constitution must be
obeyed, and why wasn't that done yesterday.
- The strongest proponent of the bill on the judiciary
committee was the chairman, Sen. Jim Dyer, who moved that the bill be returned
to its original form as introduced by Rep. Sinclair. Sen. Dyer also noted
that the bill wasn't about children, gender, and was a simple matter of
justice. He strongly urged support of this reform.
- The wisdom of the chairman was not reflected in the other
members of the committee.
- An overarching message from the committee was that a
man should never trust his wife about the paternity of her children. It
was implied that a man would be especially stupid to wait the full five
years allowed under current law to have a DNA paternity test run, at a
cost of several hundred dollars we might add. The most vocal proponent
of that position was Sen. Norma Anderson, who put forth the position that
husbands should check the blood tests run at the time the baby is born
to be sure those weak tests at least suggested he was the father. Sen.
Anderson seemed unaware that might be difficult to accomplish if the man
was in the military and overseas, or he hadn't even been told about the
- But the committee's position that a man should not trust
his wife with regard to paternity certainly further erodes the marriage
contract, a contract legislatures have been working so hard to destroy
over the past twenty or so years. So at least their position was consistent.
- Sen. Sue Windels spoke of the "best interests of
the child" and how stopping child support would destroy the father/child
relationship. I don't know what planet the senator is living on but, when
a DNA test shows the man isn't the father: (a) a divorce has already occurred
or he wouldn't be paying child support; (b) there is an excellent chance
the mother has a restraining order against him or; (c) has moved the kids
a thousand miles away. Thus, there isn't any "father"/child relationship
left, if there ever was one.
- Sen. Jim Gordon argued strongly that it was essential
to leave in language that left it to the discretion of the black-robed
monsters who all too frequently sit on the family court benches as to whether
it was in the man's best interest to stop the child support, or nonsense
to that effect. I disagree strongly with Sen. Gordon. I do not believe
it should be in the power of any man or woman to enslave another, whether
they wear a black robe or not. But in the end Sen. Gordon voted against
the bill even with amendments intact.
- Sen. John Evans said that even though the child support
might continue the man could sue the mother for fraud in these cases. Therefore
there was no need for Rep. Sinclair's bill. Now stop laughing and pay attention.
Apparently there are a couple of cases in Colorado history where this has
happened and the man won. That probably was circa 1900. However, there
is no evidence the men were able to collect the money they were awarded.
But even in the remote instance where a man might win the fraud suit, he
would still be left paying the child support under color of current law.
Am I the only one who sees a problem here Sen. Evans?
- Punishing men for their wife's adultery
- Roughly 12% of men who refuse to pay child support do
so because they are not the father. Yet when a man doesn't pay support
for a child that he has proven is not his progeny, under current law and
practice, Colorado labels him a "Deadbeat Dad," takes his drivers
and other professional licenses away (making it almost impossible for him
to work), and then throws him in jail for contempt of court. That often
occurs without a hearing and certainly without a jury trial. A man can
get out of prison for murder based on DNA evidence but can't get out of
child support payments or jail based on the same conclusive evidence.
- Colorado, like many states, is undergoing a budget crisis.
But it appears it is cheaper to take an uppity, rebellious slave and throw
him in jail for not supporting another man's child, than to offer him justice
and freedom. To say nothing of the taxes a free man might pay to support
a just state. So we continue to build jails to hold slaves rather than
uphold clear Constitutional dictates.
- Four million slaves sparked our last Civil War. A conservative
estimate shows there are now 10 million men indentured by paternity fraud
under draconian court orders from which they cannot escape. Demonstrably,
these men have committed no crime of which they were duly convicted.
- We argue for peaceful resolution of these injustices
but the tides of history may overtake our efforts. As we began this newsletter,
we remind legislators, government executives, and judges that: "Those
who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."
- Charles E. Corry, Ph.D., F.G.S.A.
- President, Equal Justice Foundation http://www.ejfi.org/
- 455 Bear Creek Road
- Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5820
- Telephone: (719) 520-1089
- Domestic violence against men in Colorado: http://www.dvmen.org
- Personal home page: http://corry.ws
- Curriculum vitae: http://www.marquiswhoswho.net/charleselmocorry/Default.aspx
- "The good men may do separately is small compared
with what they may do collectively."
- --Benjamin Franklin
- From Sheryl Jackson
- Wheter or not the courts are being "fair" is
not the question..........But rather how long did the man act as the father
figure for the children?
- If he did indeed accept the role of father for the child
and the child knew him as the father, then the man is held accountable
by rote of his acceptance of the role as "Father Figure".........
- Fair is hardly the product of the judicial system of
this country......... But rather what a lawyer can make appear to be
the truth.......... Lawyers are a seedy, bottom-dwelling group of pondscum,
and they very seldom go to court because of wanting to be fair.............They
go to court because they want to be rich.......It is important to note
that it was illegal to be a lawyer until around 1638...........
- So fairness becomes a moot point, the question is did
he serve as the central "father figure" for the children?
- If he did, then he should pay for it especially if he
accepted that role for a long extended time...........
- I doubt the numbers in this article, as DNA has been
an accepted method of testing within the court system for several decades
now...... I think the good doctor is just trying to justify his own personal
feelings in this case and probably he was found to be the "central
father figure" and now does not want the responsibility now that he
is getting a divorce.........I have been unable to verify the numbers in
the last several days, as I was sent this article prior to it being posted
here on Rense.com.........
- There are still several million "deadbeat dads'
who just leave one state and go to another to breed again with another
womyn.............. This needs to be curtailed also.........
- Sheryl Jackson