...NOT giving dollars to a 3rd party government agency so that they may receive at least matching dollars from the federal government and I will argue that to my grave. Our children need, want, desire and deserve nothing less than the equally active participation of both of their fit and willing parents sharing their love, support, security, knowledge and so much more with their children than any amount of dollars could ever provide.
Enslaving fathers to a lifetime of servitude to the state so that they may garner these federal dollars through the Social Security Act’s Title IV-d program will go down in our history books as the greatest travesty against the family unit since Adolf Hitler himself ordered the murder of over one million Jewish children and another 4.5 million adults based merely on their ethnicity. The United States government has ruined more families, abused more children and cost more lives than Adolf Hitler could have ever even imagined possible. All of this based upon the governments plan to switch the failed and bankrupt welfare program to the blame of fathers and fatherhood.
More to come on this subject matter but in the mean time here is my article as compiled for Fathers4Justice…
The State of Minnesota arrested 64 year old Larry Nelson of Rochester, Minnesota 3 years ago on felony charges of failing to, “care and support” for his 2 children who are now adults. The State of Minnesota claimed that Mr. Nelson had not paid some $83,470.00 of what they considered to be 11 years of so-called “child support.” However, in a 4-3 decision it was ruled that the state had not proven their case and that Mr. Nelson had in fact “cared and supported” his children. Many of those following the case agree, the state had not proven it’s case and the word “support” does not necessarily correlate with a financial obligation. Olmstead County prosecuting attorney Mark Ostrem concurred, “The term “care and support” are too ambiguous and could create issues for other prosecuting attorneys in Minnesota.”
We at Fathers4Justice have stated for years, The act of supporting one’s children is not just about money! There are many more important factors to be considered when it comes to the term child support, factors which most states, in their lust for federal funding, completely ignore at each and every opportunity.
We believe that any and all parties who are truly concerned with the, “Best Interest of Our Children” will agree, child support encompasses a much broader scope than just financial aid. Child support, more importantly consists of giving our children what they really need and want and that is our love, guidance, time, attention, protection, emotional and educational support and so much more. Yes, our children may need financial aid as well, especially so if a parent is absent or refuses to participate in the true meaning of supporting their children. However, we believe it is time for this country to review the meaning of child support and in doing so make certain that our children’s true needs are met.
Those needs have been studied by the greatest minds in the greatest universities in the greatest nations in the world and the answer is always the same,
“In order for our children to grow up to become healthy, productive citizens within our society, it is best that they have the nurturing and guidance of both of their fit and willing parents.”
The State of Minnesota is very concerned and rightfully so! Changes to state laws to better define what in many cases is nothing more than extortion are already in the works. Justice David Lillehaug wrote in his dissent that, “The ruling handcuffs the states ability to prosecute others in Minnesota” Justice Lillehaug further stated, “Swift legislation is necessary to correct this matter, If not, Minnesota could become the only state without viable criminal sanctions for failure to pay child support.”
Fathers4Justice believes that just the opposite is true. Yes changes must be made, but not to legislation to prosecute parents for the financial gain of the state. Changes must be made to address the true best interest of our children. The toll on our society is too great, incarcerating millions of parents is not the answer to this issue.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DIVORCE – FACTS, STATISTICS, AND RATES
If you spend enough time perusing the internet, you’ll find no shortage of studies, statistics, and facts about divorce.
There seems to be a study looking into almost every possible factor that might affect marriages and lead to divorce. These studies have yielded some extremely interesting and – in some cases – downright shocking information about divorce in both the
States and the rest of the world.
Just in case you don’t have 20 hours to spare (it may or may not have taken this long to compile this list), we have compiled a nearly exhaustive list with every divorce statistic, study, and fact that we could find. As we move through 2016 towards 2017, here is everything you need to know – and quite possibly more- about divorce.
DIVORCE RATE IN THE UNITED STATES
1. As of 2016, both marriage rates AND divorce rates in the
2. The marriage rate in the
United States is currently 6.8 per
1,000 total populations.
3. The divorce rate in the
U.S. is 3.2 per 1,000
population (as of 2014 the latest year of data from the CDC. (With 44 states
and D.C. reporting) This is known as the “crude divorce rate”. Although useful
for describing changes in divorce rates over time, the crude divorce rate does
not provide accurate information on the percentage of first marriages that end
Divorce rate per 1000 married women.
4. Currently, the divorce rate per 1000 married women is 16.9. Many experts feel that this is a much more accurate measure of true divorce rate than the crude rate.
5. The divorce rate per 1000 married women is nearly double that of 1960, but down from the all time high of 22.6 in the early 1980s.
6. Almost 50 percent of all marriages in the
will end in divorce or separation.
7. Researchers estimate that 41 percent of all first marriages end in divorce.
8. 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce.
9. 73 percent of all third marriages end in divorce.
States has the 6th highest divorce rate in
the world. Here
is a chart of the top twenty:
HOW OFTEN DIVORCE
PLACE IN THE U.S.
11. Every 13 seconds, there is one divorce in
12. That equates to 277 divorces per hour, 6,646 divorces per day, 46,523 divorces per week, and 2,419,196 divorces per year. That means:
13. There are 9 divorces in the time it takes for a couple to recite their wedding vows (2 minutes).
14. More than 554 divorces occur during your typical romantic comedy movie (2 hours).
15. 1,385 divorces happen during the average wedding reception (5 hours).
16. There are 19,353,568 divorces over the course of an average first marriage that ends in divorce (8 years).
17. Over a 40 year period, 67 percent of first marriages terminate.
18. Among all Americans 18 years of age or older, whether they have been married or not, 25 percent have gone through a marital split.
19. 15 percent of adult women in the
are divorced or separated today, compared with less than one percent in 1920.
20. The average first marriage that ends in divorce lasts about 8 years.
Median duration of first marriages that end in divorce:
Males: 7.8 years
Females: 7.9 years
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