Those are good questions… the issues involving us does require a precise summary (perhaps someone will volunteer to review and recap the last messages… 😉
Regarding the recent Presidential Elections, I would like to highlight part of the joint statement issued by US Supreme Court Justices Stephen Breyer, John Paul Stevens, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg on 13 December 2000:
“It is confidence in the men and women who administer the judicial system that is the true backbone of the rule of law. Time will one day heal the wound to that confidence that will be inflicted by today’s decision [reversing the Florida Supreme Court decision to order a manual recount of ballots].
One thing, however, is certain. Although we may never know with complete certainty the identity of the winner of this year’s presidential election, THE IDENTITY OF THE LOSER IS PERFECTLY CLEAR. IT IS THE NATION’S CONFIDENCE IN THE judge AS AN IMPARTIAL GUARDIAN OF THE RULE OF LAW.”
[emphasis in capital letters added]
So the election brings to the forefront the issues of JUDGES. We, fathers, have lost our confidence, over many years, in those judges who have not upheld their duty as impartial guardians of the “best interest of the child,” so written in law but widely neglected in their court rulings.
As for fathers’ rights, my personal view is embodied in this quote:
“The issue here isn’t simply fathers’ rights or mothers’ rights but the right of children to have two parents actively involved in their lives.”
We must consider acting as advocates for the fundamental rights of children, first and foremost.