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"The family crisis is caused by a government assault on the family"

Baskerville, whose articles have frequently appeared in HUMAN EVENTS, specializes in research on and activism in how public policy affects fathers and families. He believes that the government began the disintegration of the American family. “The family crisis is caused by a government assault on the family,” he said. “The position of the father has been weakened. The two big things that have weakened fathers have come from the government. One is the welfare state, which replaces the father’s income….The other, which grew out of that, is the change in divorce laws–no-fault divorce since about 1970.” He noted that divorce law is the province of state governments, not the federal government. “If you go back and look at it, it’s amazing how much culture follows law,” he said.

Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family

Book Taken into Custody' exposes the greatest and most destructive civil rights abuse in America today. Family courts and Soviet-style bureaucracies trample basic civil liberties, entering homes uninvited and taking away people's children at will, then throwing the parents into jail without any form of due process, much less a trial. No parent, no child, no family in America is safe. The legal industry does not want you to hear this story. Radical feminists, bar associations, and social work bureaucracies have colluded to suppress this information. Even pro-family" groups and civil libertarians look the other way. Yet it is a reality for tens of millions of Americans who are our neighbors."

A United Nations Treaty Will Undermine Both the Family & the U.S. Constitution

* Subverting Sovereignty
* The Dubious “Best Interest” Standard
* More Dubious Provisions
* Out of the Mouths of Lawyers
* Payoffs & GONGOs

Dr. Stephen Baskerville is Associate Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College and the author of Taken into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007). Read more: http://www.touchstonemag.com/
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Stephen K. Baskerville is an American scholar of political science and is described by Paul Craig Roberts as a leading authority on divorce, child custody and the family court system.

Education and employment history

Baskerville holds a BA in International Relations from American University as well as a PhD in Political Science and History from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has served as the president of the American Coalition of Fathers and Children, and has been featured as a guest on The Political Cesspool.

Baskerville is currently an Associate Professor of Government and Director of the International Politics & Policy program at Patrick Henry College. He was previously Professor of Political Science at Howard University.

Work

In 1996 Baskerville published Not Peace but a Sword, dealing with the "political theology" of the English Civil War era, which was described by one review as "comprehensive".

Baskerville has been described by Paul Craig Roberts as the leading authority on the politics of divorce, custody and the family court system. Human Events described Baskerville as both critiquing the ways in which these systems create individuals crimes and arguing that they create patronage systems and function at times to perpetuate the high levels of divorce that require the current large staffs in the system. It describes Baskerville's specialty as studying how public policy effects the family and working as an activist to change this policy. Baskerville's book Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fatherhood, Marriage and the Family (Cumberland House Publishing, 2007) was described by Touchstone Magazine as possibly his biggest contribution to public policy debates. Baskerville's shift to being an specialist in and advocate for fathers rights was largely the outgrowth of his experience with his own divorce in 1997.




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