Taken Into Custody:
The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family
Stephen Baskerville, PhD
October 16, 2007 - 7:26AM
What lies behind the epidemic of divorce, family breakdown, and fatherlessness?
Dr. Stephen Baskerville, Assistant Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College, argues that the most direct cause is the divorce industry itself: a government-run system that tears apart families, separates children from fit and loving parents, confiscates the wealth of families, and turns law-abiding citizens into criminals in ways they are powerless to avoid. In more than half of divorces, one person forces it upon the other.
In all of human history, this kind of crisis has never happened before. Indeed, today's divorce machine resembles the totalitarian regimes of the last century. Like them, the government officials who exercise virtually absolute control over the private lives of Americans have never been held accountable to anyone. Taken into Custody explores it all:
Why the "deadbeat dad"
is not only a myth but a hoax, the creation of government officials and lawyers who plunder parents whose children they have taken away.
How hysterical propaganda about domestic violence is destroying families, endangering children, and making criminals of innocent parents.
The real causes of child abuse and how the abuse industry willfully ignores them.
What drives the rash of "parental kidnappings."
How family courts operate as if there is no Bill of Rights, denying parents their constitutional legal protections.
Taken into Custody exposes the greatest and most destructive civil rights abuse in America today. Family courts and Soviet-style bureaucracies trample basic civil liberties, entering homes uninvited and taking away people's children at will, then throwing the parents into jail without any form of due process, much less a trial. No parent, no child, no family in America is safe.
The legal industry does not want you to hear this story. Radical feminists, bar associations, and social work bureaucracies have colluded to suppress this information. Even "pro-family"
groups and civil libertarians look the other way. Yet it is a reality for tens of millions of Americans who are our neighbors.
STEPHEN BASKERVILLE, Ph.D.
, a graduate of the London School of Economics and American University, is president of the American Coalition for Fathers of Children and Earhart Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society in Washington, D.C. The author of more than seventy articles on fatherhood and family issues, he has appeared widely on national radio and television programs. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia.
Publication Date: July 2007