According to the pundits in DC, the US constitution is the supreme law of the land. Although, Lysander Spooner would disagree. It wouldn’t come as a surprise if you read his thesis, “The constitution of no Authority”. Whereas he stated that it was impossible to commit treason to the government, since the constitution itself is an invalid contract that was made in private bearing the signature of men now deceased.
All forms of symbolic allegiance (drivers licenses, Birth Certificates, Passports) are all issued under threat. To not have such things would mean that those calling themselves “government” would impede on your freedom. That is why I refer to licenses as “permission slips”.
We all know by now that all government services are monopolized and funded through extortion. Such services could feasibly be replaced by free-market solutions and decentralization/privatization.
Alas, the system is here, and doesn’t seem to be going anywhere, thus people play the system to their benefit. The poor abuse the welfare system living off section 8 and foodstamps, the rich abuse the system by receiving corporate welfare (bailouts) and are often immune from the law, the military uses propaganda to justify their imperialism through the auspices of “fighting for our freedom” , whereas the feminists use family courts and restraining orders to “put men in their places.”
The restraining order is quite a silly phenomenon. It is already supposedly against the law to rape, kill, murder, or injure someone without cause. So what does a restraining order do? It allows the petitioner (the one who files the order) to control the life of the defendant. To place a restraining order on someone is quite easy, especially if you are a woman.
Lets say you are a woman, and you just broke up with your boyfriend because he cheated on you, or maybe he broke up with you and refuses to take you back. Do you want revenge? Simple. Go file a restraining order on him! Just go to your local police precinct, smear your makeup like you have been crying, and tell the police that your boyfriend keeps following you and is threatening your life. Don’t worry, you won’t need any evidence, they will just take your word for it. After all, it will only cost you about 20$ to file the order, and once the order is served on the defendant, a court date will be set to determine the length of the restraining order if the order is granted (which it will be 99.9% especially for women petitioners).
Once the order is granted, the defendant will be ordered to pay 200$ to the courts and will be banned from possessing any firearms, even in his own home (Instant dissolvement of the 2nd amendment). Furthermore, this will show up on the defendant’s record for up to 10 years and could impede his ability to secure employment. Additionally, the petitioner can exercise control over the defendant by calling the police at any moment and claim that her boyfriend just drove past her home. Thus the police will immediately go track down the boyfriend based on the woman’s words and arrest him. Often times, women will place restraining orders on boyfriends and then end up contacting the defendant to “meet up” and “get back together”. So the boyfriend meets up with his beloved and all is right in the universe again….until three days later, they get into an argument and then she waives the restraining order over the boyfriend and says,…
“Ah ah ah. You better not get out of line because all I have to say is that you are stalking me and you will be in violation of the order.”
The amount of power that women hold in terms of custody courts, Restraining order dockets, and claims of abuse is extraordinary. I suspect that a great number of rape accusations from women are actually women who were just ashamed of having a casual sexual encounter that went public, or they get dumped by their boyfriend, so they later make claims of “rape” to save their reputations. Meanwhile, the men are left in handcuffs wondering what happened. I mean if society is telling us that having sex with a drunken women is “rape”, then what if a sober woman has sex with a man who is intoxicated? Or what if they are both intoxicated? Who is really liable?
People are far too quick to pick up the phone and call the police instead of just taking responsibility for the situations they put themselves in. It angers me so much. I especially feel bad for those women who are legitimately raped and have to be compared to such vile women who abuse the system. Most women do not want that kind of attention, so instead of falsely accusing rape to get revenge on a boyfriend, they will use the restraining order instead to cost them money, employment, their reputation, and their 2nd amendment.
Children are now being encouraged to act in the same way through using the CPS to punish their parents for not buying them a toy. They can lie and say, “Daddy hits me”, or “Mommy touched me.” And off to jail the parents go….it really reminds me of George Orwell’s novel, “1984” , where children were encouraged to tattle on their parents if they said bad things about the government in which was an arrestable offense. (Mind you, under the NDAA and Patriot Act Laws, you can be arrested without a trial and declared a terrorist if you criticize the government publically). These are scary times we live in!
In my work in the legal field, I have attended order of protection hearings as a student-observer and as a witness for the defendant. In one particular docket, there were over 40 cases. In each case, it was a woman filing against her boyfriend or husband. The woman won every case. In fact, in one case, a woman told the judge, “I change my mind, I want to drop my claim, this isn’t right.” The judge then ordered the woman to be ushered into a small room to speak with a female counselor. After 30 minutes, the woman came out of the room and said, “I changed my mind, I will to continue my claim.”
Think about who really benefits from restraining orders. The court system and angry feminists. The courts get 20$ out of the females who files, then they get another 200$ out of the husbands, then they get another 1,000$ in bail money if the husband is arrested based on claims that he violated the order, and then another 5-10K dollars for the eventual divorce court that will come out of such predicaments. If children are involved , then the courts smile at all of the money they will make in custody court. They are literally profiting from failed romantic relationships.
In fact, I believe that Restraining Order dockets are designed to encourage divorces, because it makes the system more money. When couples attend a Restraining Order hearing, both parties are encourage to ridicule the other to make the other look worse. And whoever the judge “feels” like is telling the truth, he can use his own discretion to rule to the favor of whoever he wants. And 99% of the time, the judge will rule in favor of the woman, hoping that more controversy will arise so that more money can be brought into the court system.
Judges and prosecutors are praised for their convictions, not for their number of dismissals. Police are praised for their number of arrests and citations written, not for the number of lives that they save. The courts are a “for profit” business that is protected through monopolization and racketeering. (like all government services).
Here’s the truth. If you are a woman and feel like your boyfriend/husband is a dangerous person and you need protection, you are better off buying a gun, a knife, or using your $20 to get into the next town over. If a man is truly deranged enough to want to kill you, a little piece of paper saying ” You must stay away” isn’t going to to squat! Police are minutes away when seconds count! A restraining order doesn’t mean that the police are watching over you 24/7, it simply means that you can have a particular person arrested at anytime based on your claims of being approached. When you call the police, you are calling men with guns to come to your aid…why not just have your own gun and rescue yourself immediately? It makes no sense…
However, if a killer is after you and approaches you, even though you have filed a restraining order against him, then what? Are you going to call the police? It will be too late, because you will already be dead. The Restraining Order only works against ex-boyfriends/husbands who still love their wives and want to get back together with them. The women know this and use the Order to punish the boyfriend.
On the other hand, I do not want to take away from the real issue of domestic violence. Everyday, women are abused by alcohol husbands, and their are even husbands who are victims of drug addict/cheating wives who are willing to kill their husbands for their Life-insurance policy. These are real issues that we need to address. I advocate for all people to be trained in self-defense and to keep close connections with trusted friends/family members during such times.
However, if you find yourself on the receiving end of a bogus restraining order claim, there are some things that you need to do.
1. Avoid contact – This is a given. At this stage in the game, whoever filed such a claim on you obviously does not care about you. They don’t care if the police shoot you by accident, they don’t care how your job will be effected, they just want you to suffer. So, why would you attempt communication with such a person? If you receive a text message or other correspondence from the petitioner, you can hang onto for future evidence (save it), or if you want to play dirty, you can call the police yourself and show them the evidence that they have violated their own order. However, as an anarchist, I don’t like to get the government involved in my affairs. Anytime you involve government, things always get convoluted. It will be up to you. But at the least, I would save such messages and do not respond back. (easier said than done if you actually love the person, but be strong.)
2. File a motion of discovery and Dismissal based on lack of evidence and jurisdiction: Firstly, 99.9% of Restraining order claims are based on “hearsay”. So, instead of the playing the game of “Which spouse is worse”, do not get on the stand and bad-mouth the petitioner or try to defend the allegations. Ignore the entire claim and just repeatedly ask , “Please present evidence of injury, loss, or harm. If such things cannot be presented with tangible evidence beyond hearsay, then I move to dismiss.” This is especially powerful if you know that the petitioner has no evidence and is just an angry ex. Remember, no victim, no crime.
3. File a lawsuit for slander/libel: If the kangaroo courts have ruled against you in a bogus restraining order case, you can file a lawsuit for libel and/or slander against the petitioner and the courts that ruled in their favor. Especially if no solid evidence was brought against you that you injured or intended to injure someone. Again, as an Anarchist who doesnt like to involve government in my life, this is tricky, because taking this method will cost you money, time, and potentially open you up for a counter-claim filed against you for “false-accusation of libel/slander” if you cannot present an articulate case or if the government just simply decides to make up charges against you….and who is going to stop them? They have more money, more guns, public support, and the man power to do pretty much whatever they want anyway. Sometimes we just gotta meet things half way. It is your call.
4. Settle out of court: This is a risky move, but if you could somehow convince the petitioner to drop their claims against you before the initial hearing, then all would be well. You do occasionally see a woman who goes into a restraining order case and will be adamant about dropping the case, despite the counselor’s pressures to get them to continue on so that they can profit. Often times, when couples get into arguments, they make irrational choices based on emotions and listen to the bad advice of friends and family to involve the police. For those people who file restraining orders based off a martial spat, who then later drop the claim at the actual court hearing, I have to give them some credit, but if your spouse makes a habit of it, I would strongly recommend cutting ties. Getting back on track…..convincing a petitioner to drop the case is technically breaking the order since you cannot contact them. When an order of protection is initially filed , a “temporary” order goes immediately into effect and is mailed to the defendant until the court date where a potential more long-term order is discussed or is possibly dropped all together (which is almost never, since they won’t make any money). So whatever creative methods you can think of to peacefully convince the petitioner to drop the case will have to be done so at your own risk .
The government has us pointing guns at eachother. How many times a day do we hear, “I’ll call the cops”, “I’ll sue you”, “I’ll tell the police you did this and that.” …………such cowardly statements. Have we turned into a tattle-tell culture that runs to “daddy” (government) to make them feel better when their feelings get hurt?
We no longer live in a society of self-reliance, critical thinking, and problem solving ability. We live in a “let someone else do it for us” society. Go to college, get a degree, get hired by someone else….instead of, learn from an expert, open a business, make your own job. We are taught that marriage is lame, out-dated, and monogomy is “boring”. We are taught that war is peace, and that our soldiers are always the good guys. We are taught that we belong to a nation, instead of to our gods. We worship flags but deny the existence of a creator. We sing national anthems, yet we refuse to to sing a hymn praising Allah, Buddha, Zeus, Krishna, Yeshua/Jesus, or whatever divine energy we call “god”. The news stations constantly tell us that we are under attack from “terrorists”. Yet, they do not tell us that the Taliban, ISIS, IL, Al-Qaeda, where all once trained and funded by the US government who now claim that they are “terrorists”, when in fact they are just proxy weapons that the US can no longer control because of their hypocrisy in killing innocents who now seek revenge against us.
We live in a time of “double-speak”. Where slavery is freedom. Reading is for dumb-people. And fear runs the game.
Wake up and smell the coffee. Look in the mirror….for he is the only one who can save you.
I feel sorry for this new generation where monogomy, love, and relationships in general will be viewed as legally/emotionally dangerous, whereas casual hookups (with signed sexual consent forms) will be the new weekend hobby for the masses. We have reached a point to where love itself has been regulated and dehumanized to nothing more than picking up a six-pack from the grocery store. Disposable, cheap, and dangerous for your health.
Not to say that monogamy and committed relationships are perfect or not without their struggled…..people often get lazy when they get married and stop trying. we are taught to change our oil every 3,000 miles but not how to keep a marriage alive. So sad. Fail once. Shame on me. Fail twice, then I deserve it! Learn from your mistakes.