Weld Batters Dads With Anti-Father Legislation

"Fatherlessness is the single biggest social problem in this commonwealth."

Governor Weld chose these words in his state-of-the-state speech in January to usher in his solutions to the fatherlessness problem. Nonsensically, most of them involved jailing fathers.

Weld took a page from the Brown University PC playbook when he called for mandatory one-year jail sentences for statutory rape. Romantic eighteen/sixteen year-old couples take notice: toe the line or do the time.

This new Puritanism serves as a curious contrast to the administration's other excursions into the sexual morality of the commonwealth's young adults-for example the creation of the Commission on Gay and Lesbian Students, and his tacit support of pro-homosexuality programs in our public schools.

The Governor called for mandatory jail sentences for fathers who fail to acknowledge paternity and for parents (read "fathers") who fall in arrears of child support.

Absent was any acknowledgment of the state's reward system that induces women to dismember their families and in the process destroy the father-child relationship.

 

Weld put as much thought into his anti-fatherlessness agenda as he did in assembling the all-star cast for his Advisory Commission on Father Absence and Family Support, which reserves seats for members of his Commission on Domestic Violence and the Department of Revenue.

 

According to Weld, fatherlessness boils done to one thing: the refusal of men to bear their parental responsibilities.

Perpetuating the myth that too many men are enjoying custodial privileges, Weld saved his biggest bluster for last. To tumultuous applause, he announced the introduction of legislation that would prevent "batterers" from having any custodial rights.

Weld put as much thought into his anti-fatherlessness agenda as he did in assembling the all-star cast for his Advisory Commission on Father Absence and Family Support, which reserves seats for members of his Commission on Domestic Violence and the Department of Revenue.

On February 14, the Governor held a press conference where he formally introduced the legislation.

 

News and Commentary from the New Guard of the Father's Rights Movement

Volume 1, Issue 1
March, 1997

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