I've written an allocution which I've kept just in case the day came when I
needed to use it. It is a conglomeration of your stuff (hope you don't mind)
and my stuff which I've put together to express my outrage at this little man
whith little character.
Anyway, I've sent it out to 3 senators and they have responded to me. (my PO
I've also sent it to various newspapers out here under the pretext of "an
anonymous father". It was printed in the letters to the editor column in one
of them and for a few days was the talk of the town! Just wanted to share this
with you. People do listen, just got to get stuff out there in front of them.
"An Anonymous Father "
You say that you are imprisoning me for contempt of court. You are lying. You
are imprisoning me for debt, in violation of the law which you have sworn to
uphold. You are denying me my right to be tried by a jury of my peers, which
are divorced males, in violation of Article III, section 2 of the Bill of
Rights, which you have sworn to uphold indisputably. You have denied my right
to due process, and my God given rights as a parent and human being.
Alexander Hamilton once said: "The sacred rights of mankind are not to be
rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written as with a
sunbeam in the whole volume of nature, by the hand of the divinity himself;
and as such, can never be erased by any mortal power". Yet you act as if I
have no rights or sacred covenant to my child.
I say to you, you have no business assuming responsibility for my daughter,
and that in taking that responsibility upon yourself and placing her in a
fatherless home in the custody of a parent incapable of providing for her, you
and this state are responsible for her welfare. By placing her in a fatherless
home, you are placing her in jeopardy where her likelihood of becoming a
delinquent and going to prison is higher by 8 times, to commit suicide by 5
times, to have behavioral problems by 20 times, to become a rapist by 20
times, to run away by 32 times, to abuse chemical substances by 10 times, to
drop out of high school by 9 times, to be seriously abused by 33 times, to be
fatally abused by 73 times, to be one tenth as likely to get A's in school, to
have a 72% lower standard of living, and to be 10 times more likely as
children from a father-headed household to be in a juvenile prison. This is
child abuse! You helped destroy my family by permitting such reprehensible
behavior as adultery, lying under oath, and making false accusations to
bolster an abusive pattern of irresponsibility to go unanswered by this court,
and now you are trying to shift your responsibility for this onto me by
blaming me for the law's incompetence to protect my child, and for the fact
that I am unable to support two households with an income sufficient only for
I^Òve come here seeking relief through wisdom, temperance and justice, yet I^Òam
met with a tempest of sanctimonious gavel pounding and inequity. You say that
I must respect the law, yet respect is something that is of great merit and
must be uniformly conveyed by both partners in any relationship for it to
truly work harmoniously. You hide behind a veil of ambiguous laws and personal
ideology in your disposition of what is deceptively proffered as justice. Your
indifference to the system you represent troubles me greatly sir. Injustice
offends my philosophic sensibilities and moral character. It deprives people
of they^Òre dignity through apathy and esoteric terminology. It is a parasite
that leech^Òs on the defining attributes that were breathed into all men by our
In the words of Frederick Douglass; "Where justice is denied, where poverty is
enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel
that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob, and degrade them,
neither persons nor property will be safe."
You want to know what my trouble is sir? My trouble is that by ignoring the
unlawful and ungodly behavior of adultery, by allowing clearly false
accusations and dishonest statements under oath to go unpunished, and by
neglecting to prosecute all the other contemptible behavior before this court,
you have helped destroy yet another family; my family. And in doing so you^Òve
destroyed the very system of motivation which formerly made me a productive,
financially stable and useful member of society - and are now about to make me
a convict who can contribute nothing to society.
My trouble is the same trouble as that of millions of other American fathers
that you and the other members of your profession are, by destroying more than
half of America's families each year, are destroying the very basis of our
country^Òs social and economic well-being. My trouble is that you and your
fellow judges imagine that by raging and pulling tantrums at responsible,
respectable, and moral father^Òs like myself, you can compensate for the damage
you are inflicting upon our society by your own weakness of character, your
own lawlessness in refusing to keep your oath of office and administer justice
impartially, and your lack of cognitive skill.
You may consider that my daughter didn't ask to be brought into the world. I
say to you that she didn't ask to be ripped from a two-parent family where she
was decently provided for by me, and placed by you in a situation where she is
at higher risk of being impoverished, and at an even greater risk of
delinquency and educational failure.
You act as if my daughter is rummaging in garbage cans. It is because you
placed her in a situation that would expose her to such a predicament. She
never rummaged in garbage cans when she was in my care.
Now...you may imagine that your demonstration of indignation towards me is
beneficial to the State of New Jersey. But let me remind you that it will cost
the state between $20,000 and $25,000 to imprison me for a year. During this
time my estranged wife and my child will be on public support. During this
time I will earn nothing and will therefore be withdrawing another $25,000
worth of productivity from the New Jersey economy. My company will be shut
down and it^Òs employees will then also be dependent on state support as well .
Furthermore, my future employability will be extremely impaired once I have a
jail record. And when I get out, I^Òll most likely have no drivers license to
seek employment! I will be paying no taxes for the next year and reduced taxes
in the future--perhaps none at all, since I may find myself driven into the
underground economy, or compelled to leave this state in order to escape your
Your concern sir, is not as you pretend, for the best interests of my child.
You never lost thirty seconds of sleep over my daughter, or any of the other
children, you placed in fatherless households where they are far more likely
to be impoverished, delinquent, and experience acute developmental problems.
Your concern is merely to practice cheap judicial chivalry at my expense and
to preserve a mindless legal "rule-of-thumb" which will save you the necessity
of performing the duty for which you receive your salary. The duty of
administering impartial justice and of thinking about what you routinely do
when you destroy families and place children in fatherless households without
any regard for the consequences.