Rosenblum: To prevent violence, let's help dads be dads

  • Article by: GAIL ROSENBLUM , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 7, 2012 - 11:24 PM
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eman2002Jan. 8, 12 7:39 AM

Thank you for this story. In the last 40 years the government and society have joined in the game of discrediting and marginalizing fathers. We are now reaping the rewards of this trend. A fatherhood commission is needed to address the problem on all levels and suggest changes in laws to encourage fathers, rather than discourage them. A good start would be the passage of Minnesota HF322, a bill for the presumption of shared parenting.

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union601Jan. 8, 12 5:21 PM

I was all set to comment, but then read what eman2002 posted and concluded that little more need be said. I'll just add my strong support for Minnesota HF 322 and urge everyone to ask their respective legislators and Gov. Dayton to support it as well.

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quantum2012Jan. 9, 12 1:42 PM

I too thank you for the story and I also support HF 322 and SF 1402/1168. PLEASE contact your respective legislators and Governor Dayton and ask them for your support on these measures.

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humane4kidsJan. 9, 12 3:37 PM

The #1 reason for absent fathers for the last 30 years is judges and their mafias making Billions of dollars by restricting children's access to fathers. I heard a judge recently BOAST that he is unprejudiced because he gave child custody to a FEW fathers. Custodians control access to fathers. You can't make a dent in the problem without allowing fathers legal access to their own children on an equal basis. The government has known this, but their mafia is too big and paid with your tax dollars.

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humane4kidsJan. 9, 12 4:02 PM

The lawyers and the anti-father police are just as guilty as the judges who are the mafia bosses. What hope do these boys and fathers have when they live in a guilty without recourse police state? The Minneapolis police experiment is the how the police operate - mandatory arrest of the bigger, stronger person based on lies and petty complaints. Automatic child custody and Billions in profits to the women. No recourse. No father. Innocent until proven guilty doesn't exist in American anti-family court. Evidence usually means nothing in the anti-family court. The judges direct the outcome from the beginning.

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william2mnJan. 9, 12 6:12 PM

If society is serious let's start off with something easy. If there is a divorce with children neither party can move away with the kids. I've seen more than one case where a mom decided to move a long distance from the father and he ended up having to only see his kids at vacation time. If we give women custodial preference and then let them move the kids away I don't understand how say "let dad's be dads" with a straight face.

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humane4kidsJan. 10, 12 9:12 AM

Yes, start off with something easy. Like, stop having articles about fathers stereotyped with violence, even in the TITLE! Government facts prove that women are equally guilty of violence, and equally guilty of starting arguments, and that women hit, kick and slap their partners and throw things much more than men. Why can't anyone write an article without tying men and violence. Using the court and police to kidnap, steal and abuse fathers is one of the most violent and inhumane societies to live on the face of this earth. Society isn't serious about equality. Money and swing vote is queen.

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humane4kidsJan. 10, 12 9:27 AM

Thank you for writing the article, which after several paragraphs mentioned why children need fathers equally (That would be a good title). From the title, 'To prevent violence, let's help dads be dads', someone glancing at article headlines could expect the article to be about helping violent dads be better dads - that's the stereotype engraved in headlines. Why is the media afraid to put the #1 problem and #1 solution in the news? and in HEADLINES - CHILDREN NEED PARENTS EQUALLY.

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summergurlJan. 11, 12 3:54 PM

Thank you for writting this article which mentions the importance of fathers in their childrens lives. We need a bill like HF322 because children need both parents equally. Unfortunately the family court system is very anti-father and certainly are not always looking out for the best interest of the children. Children need both parents equally to succeed and thrive.

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