Marriage Strike has been declared in order to stop the destruction of the
institution of marriage and the devastation of the family unit.
The system is badly broken and needs to be fixed immediately
as we are facing an unprecedented social crisis.
The present methods to reform the system are now very slow to be
appear to have little promise for a resolution in the near
Read about the destruction
in an article by the highly respected author
K. Baskerville, PhD who Assistant Professor of Political
Science at Patrick Henry College and past president of the
American Coalition for Fathers and Children..
Divorces are the result of the breakdown of the family unit
in America today. The Federal government is spending billions of
your tax dollars to
promote marriages while the State governments have
passed legislation to encourage the dissolution of marriages
with no-fault divorces and liberal alimony entitlements..
No-fault divorce laws combined with the liberal
normally granted to one of the spouses provides a great
"incentive" to the breakup of a marriage. Divorces can be had
with as little as a declaration of "irreconcilable differences"
from one of the spouses. The ease with which this can be
accomplished combined with the promise of at least half of the
assets, pensions and retirement funds, child support if there
are children and a lifetime of alimony welfare support payments
are the incentive for a dissatisfied spouse to terminate the
marriage with the other spouse picking up the bill. The
rate hovering around 50% and the number of unmarried
outnumbering the married households supports this view.
In the wake of these no-fault laws comes the legal profession
to feed off the divorces and misery caused by a marriage turned
sour and which profits them to the tune of billions of dollars
annually. Not only does the legal profession profit, but there
is an incentive for the States to facilitate this progress
because they profit from this dissolution process by taking
advantage of the grants offered to them in their course of
overseeing this misery. In addition, the
U.S.A. is spending $ 46 Billion every year on programs
caused due to broken families.
If you will notice, the courts in many states are requiring all alimony and
child-support payments to be made through a State Disbursement
Unit (DSU) (or something similar). From the State's
administration of this system the Federal Government provides
grants to the States to cover a portion of their costs. For
example, In the fiscal year ending in 1998, the
State of Utah received nearly $1.4 Billion from the
federal government, of which the lion's share, $907 Million,
went to "Human Services". This is four and half times as much as
was provided for education, and six times what was provided for
transportation. To receive federal money, the State must comply
with federal laws establishing unprecedented control over every
aspect of family life.
Self-perpetuating Legal System
Reflect on the fact that legislatures are composed largely of
lawyers who make the laws affecting your marriage and your life.
These laws are administered by judges who are all attorneys
promoted or elected to that position. Considering the hefty legal fees that
they charge and the resulting profits to be made from the
adversarial nature of divorces, you can see that the legal
profession is a self-perpetuating system and it is to their
advantage to encourage all these laws as a matter of job
security for themselves.
Ask anyone who has gone through the trauma of a divorce and
you will find that not only has a large portion of their
finances been devoured by legal fees, but one of the spouses has
been placed under a financial hardship for the rest of their
lives. Oftentimes being divorced becomes a matter of
FINANCIAL SUICIDE for one of
One of the other big tragedies of the divorces have been the
loss of meaningful contact with the children who have been taken
out of the lives of the non-custodial parent. The effects of
this can be seen not only from the statistics showing the
problems in the children adjusting to be responsible citizens
when they grow up, but from their attitudes towards society and
the moral and ethical standards it is suppose to represent.
The divorce laws, purportedly being gender neutral, apply
their divorce laws to not only men but to women as well. The
Bureau of Labor Statistics department figures indicate that over
33 percent of women in
households today are the breadwinners of the family earning
more than the men. In fact, more than 10 million married women
in the U.S. earn more than their husbands these days, and the
number grows each year. From these statistics, it can be seen
that, in the near future, more women will be subjected to paying
alimony just as men are now.
You can now see that the ease of getting a divorce combined
with the incentives to a spouse, the government and the legal profession are
leading to the destruction of the family in our society. We need
to stop this process and to do this we need to get the
legislators and the courts to take notice. We can do this by
removing the profit incentive from them.
We need to stop the legal systems that has grown into a
symbiotic "professional" economy which has emerged to
"process" divorce, support and custody issues in a complex
comparable to the military-industrial complex.
Marriages Equates To No Divorces
No marriages means no divorces. No divorces means no legal proceedings, No legal proceedings
means no attorneys or courts involved in your life. And all that
means that no profits will be made off the divorce process
because there will be none. When there are no profits to be
made, only then will they sit up and take notice.
The only way the courts and the legislators will take notice
of the inequities of the family law injustice system is if we
make our voices heard with a showing of a reduction in the
marriage rate. Only you can make it happen.
Make our voices heard and help stop runaway alimony rulings.
Join in the strike by canceling any plans for marriage
and get everyone else you know who is contemplating marriage to
do the same.
No more do we want to have our
children removed from our lives and controlled by the courts and
ex-spouse, to suffer financial suicide for the rest of our
lives, to provide alimony welfare to ex-spouses who refuse to
become self-sufficient and useful members of society, to have
our family assets drained by the legal industry, and to not have
closure to an unfortunate occurrence in our lives.
You can only prevent this from
occurring by supporting this effort with your forbearance from
marriage and recruiting other to do the same.
Past efforts to get the media to expose the issue
of family law abuse and injustices have been unsuccessful for
reasons unknown. But now, more attention is being given to the
emerging statistics showing that the Marriage Strike is proving
highly effective in changing the institution of marriage in
Efforts are being made by small groups of people who have
banded together in an attempt to change the laws through court
challenges and passing legislative initiatives. These attempts
are a slow, expensive and time consuming operation with an
Such groups are:
if you join any
organization, join this one. It will assist you in your fight
for alimony reform and
to protect your Constitutional right to privacy.
Coalition For Support Law Reform (CSLR):
Their mission is to promote and assist in the introduction and
passage of legislation that would change spousal support laws in Virginia so
that they will be brought into conformity with the realities of the modern
End Alimony Now.org: Movement to organize
alimony victims across the country to challenge the
constitutionality of alimony
Reform - Fighting for alimony
reform in GA.
Alimony: Fighting for alimony reform in MA.
Now Is The
Time To Bring It Out In The Open!
The Marriage Strike is already underway and growing. Until
recently, it has not officially been declared but has been sort of an
underground movement. Statistics are now showing that there is
an overwhelming change in the institution of marriage due to
this strike. Pass the word
around and get others to join in our strike to awaken our
legislators to reform the alimony laws to be equitable for both
spouses and to stop destroying the family unity.
To read more articles showing the ongoing worldwide phenomena
of the Marriage Strike
sure to visit the
Strike Central Blog for some timely
observations on the subject.