How to Reform Corrupt “Abuse” Laws: VOTE THEIR SUPPORTERS OUT

Posted on December 20, 2017


Various ways to effect change present themselves to earnest, reasonable, civic-minded people who’ve been savaged by abuses of family court, domestic violence, and/or restraining order procedures but still expect sense to prevail over madness.

Here are some of those ways:

  • Start a petition (one started by the writer was censored by its host the moment his back was turned);
  • Attend “men’s rights” or “parents’ rights” meetings (both roundly mocked in the mainstream press);
  • Initiate a class action against the government (hugely expensive; little sustained interest);
  • Expose violations by writing about them on the Internet (also frequently subject to censorship);
  • Write to lawmakers and demand that they act (rarely answered).

They’re good thoughts all, but they don’t work. They don’t work. Victims of bad laws are demoralized, and they’re distrustful and should be. There is no solidarity base to tap nor is there a sympathetic audience in power. The only way to realize change is to change who is in power.

The answer is simple but distasteful to many: Vote out the opposition. “Abuse” laws are liberal feminist products that generate billions of dollars in revenue for their beneficiaries. That makes them very resistant to change. Lawmakers who in the past have rejected renewal of the Violence Against Women Act, for example, have been publicly shamed for it irrespective of their motives.

Maybe the reader who has had his or her life derailed by a corrupt legal process disagrees with conservative climate or energy policies, or values Obamacare, or lives for “Science Friday” on NPR. It’s a matter of priorities: You pays your money, and you takes your choice.

Generations of judges have been trained according to tailored social science and had it all but mandated how they should rule, and politicians in the minority know that rejection of “abuse” laws is career suicide. The course to realize reform is to provoke a values reset.

That’s easy. The number of people whose lives have been irreparably damaged by those “abuse” laws is today a broad swathe of the voting public (in the tens of millions). All it has to do is vote down supporters of those laws—with their feet, their wallets or pocketbooks, and their ballots.


In retention elections, vote against every judge on the ballot. In every election, vote against any politician with “D” (Democrat) beside his or her name. Don’t donate to NPR, and don’t subscribe to newspapers that ridicule your suffering. If you think their news and commentary are mostly smart, listen for free and read at the library. Female victims of procedural abuse may be attracted to feminist magazines and websites. Don’t be fooled: They are the first and loudest to deny that so-called “women’s law” is abused. You know better.

Don’t, in short, reward your torturers and critics.

Erode the solidarity base and revenue streams of those who’ve diminished your life, and put government on notice. This is within your power. Remember: If liberal politicians valued you or your vote, you wouldn’t be in constant pain—and ignored. Write to libertarian and conservative candidates you vote for instead and say you chose them because you want to see legal reform and believe they are the people to make it happen.

When a consensus in government exists that will listen to you, you can then start a petition to promote free healthcare or tell politicians that you believe oil-drilling in Alaska needs to be curbed or that a Great Wall of China across the southern border is excessive.

It’s a lot easier to educate those who will listen to you than to reeducate those who consider you worthless.

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