Yes, there is true child abuse, and we should not excuse it; but there is another story that gets lost in the shuffle - A STORY THAT THE CHILD PROTECTION AGENCIES OF THIS COUNTRY DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT! It is so important for you to know this that it may change your mind about how we go about identifying who is a true child abuser and who is not! It will make the difference between keeping families together and splitting them apart - FOREVER! I AM SPEAKING ABOUT FALSE ACCUSATIONS OF CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT! It is documented by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that 75% of the cases reported to the Child Protection Agency ARE FALSE. That means that approximately 3/4ths of the cases are falsely reported. There are reasons for this, and it stems from the Child Protection Agency receiving $100,000 in federal funds for each new child brought into the system. In an effort to keep the money flowing in each year, they must show to the U.S. Government that they are following up on ongoing cases - NO CASES, NO MONEY! IF THE CASE IS DETERMINED TO BE UNFOUNDED, THE CASE IS ENDED - AND SO IS THE FEDERAL MONEY!
They claim to want to keep the family together at all costs, BUT THIS IS NOT TRUE! They know about such programs as the Family First Program administered by the same Department of Human Services (or whatever they call the Child Protection Agency in their state), which is designed to help families work out their problems so that they can stay together. The reason that these agencies do not use this program is that they get less money for implementing the program, and it keeps the families together; AND ONCE THEY ARE OUT OF THE PROGRAM, THE FEDERAL MONEY ENDS!
SO WHY ARE MANY OF THESE CASES THAT ARE APPEALED EITHER DENIED OR TOLD THAT THEY ARE SO UNDERSTAFFED THAT THEY CANNOT GET TO HEARING THE APPEAL IF THEY HAVE THE FINANCIAL RESOURCES TO GET THE JOB DONE? IS THE REAL PROBLEM A LACK OF MONEY, OR IS IT THE SYSTEM ITSELF?
Children ages four and above are often separated from their parents and asked by two Child Protection Service (CPS) investigators a number of leading questions (both open- and closed-ended) until they get the answers they want to hear. If the child denies that anything went on, they consider that the child is trying to protect the alleged parent and assume that something went on. The children are often distracted, and the investigators keep asking the children the same questions over and over again. They even bring out Anatomically Correct Dolls in hope that they will show them what the alleged parent did to them! The children see these dolls and believe that they are playthings, so of course they will be curious and poke their fingers into whatever holes are there. They will suggest to the children that their actions represent what the alleged parent did to them. They also satisfy themselves by asking the children to differentiate between colors. This way, they can determine if the children know the difference between the truth and a lie. This only shows that they can tell the difference between colors; IT DOES NOT PUT THEM IN A SITUATION WHEREIN THE CHILD COULD LIE JUST TO GET OUT OF TROUBLE!
After they get the children to answer their questions to their satisfaction, they bring the mother in and tell her the wild story that she and/or her husband are child molesters because the children said so! They claim that "Children don't lie about sex abuse," which is to make the parents cave in and supposedly go along with the claim. They end up berating the innocent parents and kick them out of their house and give their children to a foster home of the CPS's choosing. If the wife believes their claim that the father is the molester, the husband is kicked out of the house and his name is smeared and slandered across the community as an alleged child molester!
AND DO THEY TAKE THIS TO COURT? NO THEY DO NOT! They know that the children will be considered incompetent to testify in court, but they take the word of the CPS caseworker who claims that the children are indeed credible. QUITE HYPOCRITICAL, FOR IF THE CHILDREN ARE CREDIBLE TO THE CPS, THEY SHOULD BE JUST AS CREDIBLE IN A COURT OF LAW! However, they will claim that they operate under a lower standard of evidence (51% to be exact). Worse yet, all this interviewing in a police interrogation room with a law official accompanying the CPS investigators is without the officer reading your Miranda Rights and having an attorney present during questioning. They claim, "you're not under arrest," and that excuses them from reading your Constitutional Rights. AREN'T ALLEGATIONS MERE SUSPICIONS, AND MIRANDA VS. ARIZONA STATES THAT YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS MUST BE READ IF YOU ARE SUSPECTED OF WRONGDOING?
Why do children of innocent parents so accused by the Child Protection Agencies cry out for their parents when they are nowhere to be found? Why do they tell these caseworkers and their sub-contracted counselors "Where is Mommy and Daddy? I love them! I miss them! I WANT THEM TO COME HOME!" Such children are given to the foster care system or to stepparents who bad-mouth the non-custodial parents and tell them, "Your parents are NO GOOD! IF THEY WERE GOOD, THEY WOULD HAVE NEVER MISTREATED YOU LIKE THEY DID!" Sometimes, the father and mother split up because the CPS claims he abused the children. The mother is then told to bad-mouth the father every chance she gets to the children. WITH ALL THE UNNECESSARY COUNSELING AND BAD-MOUTHING TO THE CHILDREN ABOUT THE NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT, IT'S NO WONDER THAT THE CHILDREN ARE SO CONFUSED!
The non-custodial parents then turn to the courts, who then are told to go into a psychological evaluator who will make his findings to the judge. They are asked a series of questions by him, and then are given the MINNESOTA MULTIPHASIC PERSONALITY INQUIRY (MMPI) - a test of approximately 300 questions. Then he sees the parents with the children, and then interviews the CPS involved in the case. HIS FINAL REPORT USUALLY MIRRORS THAT OF THE CPS; SO AGAIN, THE NON-CUSTODIAL PARENTS LOSE!
Another board-certified counselor was asked why it was this way, and he said that they either side with the system or have their license revoked and be declared to the court as an unreliable witness. Not only is this true of these counselors, but the same is true of medical doctors, public school teachers - full-time and substitute - and other professional employees so certified by the state - EITHER YOU REPORT A SUSPICION OF CHILD ABUSE OR HAVE YOUR LICENSE REVOKED AND FACE A STIFF MONETARY FINE AND JAIL TIME!
To protect them from getting slapped with a lawsuit, state law protects them and the CPS under a law called Sovereign Immunity (or "Good Faith" law) - i.e., AS LONG AS YOU WERE ACTING IN "GOOD FAITH," YOU CANNOT BE SUED FOR FALSE ACCUSATION. The protection of anonymity is further provided to both the professional and private citizen in order that they may be well-protected from any kind of a lawsuit - "WE WERE JUST DOING OUR CIVIC DUTY TO REPORT A SUSPICION OF CHILD ABUSE!"
There are many changes which need to be made so that the Child Protection Agencies can cut down on the number of False Accusations of child abuse which are reported and investigated. The system, its employees, their sub-contracted counselors, and the reporters both professional and private should be under the threat of a lawsuit if these findings are indeed false! If police departments and private citizens can be sued for false arrest, the aforementioned departments and people should as well be sued for being so bold as to make a false accusation of child abuse or neglect - IT'S CALLED GETTING SUED FOR SLANDER! If I were to make the claim that one of these CPS investigators molested my daughter, they could sue me for slander and get away with it; BUT LET THEM MAKE THE CLAIM THAT I MOLESTED MY DAUGHTER, AND THEY ARE PROTECTED BY STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS FROM BEING SUED! LET'S FACE IT - THE LEGS OF THE LEGAL LAME ARE NOT EQUAL!
Yes, this very thing happened to me, AND IT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU! Yes, dear reader, YOU COULD BE NEXT - AND NEVER KNOW IT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE!
Yes, there is true child abuse, and we should not excuse it; BUT TO LIVE IN FEAR OF SOME PRIVATE OR PROFESSIONAL CITIZEN TURNING YOU INTO THE CHILD PROTECTION AGENCY IS TANTAMOUNT TO "BEARING FALSE WITNESS AGAINST YOUR NEIGHBOR"!
You have a responsibility to change this! GET OUT THE VOTE WHEN CONGRESS AND THE STATE LEGISLATURE ARE UP FOR RE-ELECTION AND CHANGE THIS STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN ORDER TO BRING BACK SOME OF THE COMMON SENSE BIBLICAL BASED LAWS INTO THIS COUNTRY WHICH WERE MODIFIED BY OUR LIBERAL "COMPASSIONATE-MINDED" POLITICIANS; and if you do need to call the Child Protection Services, PLEASE MAKE SURE BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT THAT THE PERSON IS INDEED GUILTY BEFORE YOU GO CALLING THEM - LEST YOU BE LIABLE FOR A LAWSUIT! ANYONE WHO DOES NOT VOTE FOR CHANGE FOR THE BETTER WILL GET WHAT HE OR SHE DESERVES - MORE OF THE SAME POLITICAL FEARMONGERING AND NAME CALLING BY PEOPLE WHO DO NOT USE THE WISDOM OF GOD AS THEIR STANDARD FOR MAKING DECISIONS!
There is still time for change. Make the right choice in voting before we have a return to Communist Russia and Nazi Germany in this country - THE MOST FREE NATION IN THE WORLD, SO THAT "GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE, SHALL NOT PERISH FROM THE EARTH!" WRITE YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND PUSH FOR THE REPEAL OF THE FEDERAL CHILD ABUSE AND TREATMENT ACT, THE ADOPTION AND SAFE FAMILIES ACT OF 1997 AND 2001, AND ALL LAWS THAT ARE BASED UPON IT!