By Tamara Leigh, Stophate.com
Snatching children from the loving arms of parents and inflicting unspeakable evil in the name of Government authority is nothing new. Usurping parental rights and/or their protection over their children by tyrants is as old as the birth of Christ when an angry King Herod commanded the slaughter of all male children two years old and under in the vicinity of Bethlehem to ensure the newborn King would not live.
Fast forward to World War II where one of the horrors the Nazis inflicted on millions of Jews was separating parents from their children. If you’re too young to remember the Academy Award winner, “Sophie’s Choice” it’s still available online and worth watching to understand the harrowing agony of the choice the Nazi’s forced on this mother of which one of her children would live and which one would likely die sent off to the death camps. Sophie pleads, “I cannot chose.” What loving parent could?
But those are sad stories from history. We live in America. These nightmares surely don’t happen here where we have laws to protect us, right? And if Government does intervene and sever parental rights, surely it’s for the good of the child, right?
Wrong and wrong.
Government sanctioned child kidnapping under the guise of “good” for the sake of the children is all in a days work in every county in every state across the country. Never mind the ever-increasing assault on parental authority by education departments via our public schools as a means to increase their funding, the real culprit going after our kids as their bread and butter are the family courts and “child protective services” agencies operating under the family courts’ authority.
One need only “follow the money” to see how our ever-greedy government has found a profitable business by removing children from their biological parents to get them into their “system” that is financially incentivized from seizure to adoption and a plethora of programs in between, all heavily funded by We The People.
The real stories of our own government’s tyranny and abuse are heart wrenching. It’s hard to imagine how these parents, like Mark and Terri Stemann who had all seven of their children “legally kidnapped” by CPS, get up and make it through another day. Yet they fight on and never give up on hope or on their children.
Mark is a retired 20 year USAF veteran which somehow makes this injustice seem even more obscene. Mark served our country and Constitution honorably, only to have the out-of-control and corrupt government go after his seven children to feed a system with an insatiable appetite. Mark and Terri are responsible, loving parents — not that it’s right to take away any child from its biological parent even if they’re “irresponsible” because who decides? It’s a slippery slope giving government an inch of judgment call on “parenting abilities” because they always always take the mile and then some.
The average American doesn’t think these tragedies can happen to them… until they do. And when they do, families (often including the extended family of grandparent, aunts, uncles, and cousins also hurt by their blood relatives ripped away) are forced into the fight of their life! One of the most effective weapons the family courts wage against parents is financial. As we all know (because we fund it!), government has very deep pockets when it comes to litigation. Parents are put on the defensive to get their kids back and the courts and parasite agencies wage a war of attrition until parents have depleted all their resources and still don’t have their kids back.
The Stemann’s case is sadly not an isolated incident. There’s Mary Flynn O’Neil’s story (which is why she is a warrior for this cause) along with several other Missouri court cases. There’s fathers fighting for their rights, like Walter F. Sorenson. And reporter Michael Volpe who has made it his mission to do true investigative journalism to expose the child abduction racket via family courts/CPS. (We need more Michael Volpes!)
We all want our government to be better. But it won’t be if we don’t hold it accountable. We do not consent to this overreach.
To stay in the fight, Mark and Terri have gone very public with their story via interviews and podcast appearances including several at Tamara Leigh’s Trend On, as well as by setting up a GiveSendGo.com fundraising site. The Stemann’s are determined to expose the problematic CPS system. Even if once well intentioned, CPS/family courts are presently seriously dysfunctional and doing untold damage to far too many families.
Mark and Terri’s fight for their seven kids is personal. Every parent can appreciate the agony of losing their children, especially when it was a judgment call by an overzealous agency. The Stemann’s case is one of going from bad to worse to worse yet, spinning out of unbelievable control. It’s wrong and should’ve never happened.
There are many worthy and deserving fundraisers charities, and organizations all calling out for your hard earned cash. Americans are a generous people.
Please be one of the generous ones and give what you can to Mark and Terri’s cause at https://givesendgo.com/savingourfamily
To end on a positive note and a proper understanding of the hierarchy of authority over our children, the message Stand Firm presented by Pastor Jim Tarr of Cornerstone Christian Center in Basalt, Colorado is well worth a listen (begins at about 32 minute mark and ends about 1:15 hour mark). Pastor Tarr appropriately establishes that God ordained that Parents — not government or church or schools, or the village — are the authority over their children!
Children are a blessing from God to Parents. Parents answer to God for their children. Government and government programs are clearly subordinate to Parents and the family structure. America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles and it is past time to take back this rightful authority over our own.