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Index for FAQs

Material for letter writing — The Impact of Fatherlesness

More material for letter writing
    Shared Parenting is Beneficial for Children!  Material for letter-writing and for affidavits

The Effectiveness of Letters to Officials — Recipe for Action

Seven Years in Jail for Attempted Slap

Legislation contributes to uncontrolled youth

Letter to Toronto Mayor Lastman, July 4, 2002
   Outrage: Toronto Police Services Board's vote to permanently retain arrest records, even for people never charged and for cases in which charges were dismissed or didn't result in convictions.

Australia sets world precedent for gay asylum?  Not at all!

Newly announced Ontario-based Shelternet is an absurd undertaking.

A letter to the Hon. Martin Cauchon
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada

Letter to the WCR [Western Catholic Reporter]
 Letters to the Editor
Week of January 11, 1999
Comments not forceful enough
"God is father, [Archbishop] Gervais insists," proclaims the title of an article of that name on page 6 of your Dec. 14 edition. But does he really?....

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  From:   Fathers' Manifesto <fathersmanifesto@yahoo.com>
     To:   Paul M Clements <pclem@juno.com>

Paul M Clements <pclem@juno.com> wrote Mon, 12 Oct 1998 13:37:17 -0700 (PDT):

Following this is an essay which I have been mailing to candidates for a year now, with good results.  Feel free to use it.



    Many of the issues that will have to be addressed by a political candidate have a common thread running through them.    Consider these facts:  

  • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are products of a fatherless home.

  • 85% of all children with behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes.

  • 80% of rapists motivated by displaced anger grew up without a father in the home.

  • 63% of youth suicides are committed by fatherless children.

  • 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers had no father at home.

  • 71% of pregnant teenage girls had no father to guide them.

  • 70% of juvenile felons are fatherless.

  • Daughters without a live-in father are 53% more likely to marry as teenagers.

  • Daughters without a live-in father are 164% more likely to be a single parent.

  • Daughters without a live-in father who marry are 92% more likely to divorce.

  • The male most likely to abuse a woman is a fatherless male.

  • Most members of youth gangs have no father to look to as a role model.

    [The sources for these stats are available at nl980130.htm#Impact on our children --WHS]

    The truth is, programs, such as child support, aimed at eliminating poverty have actually increased it by driving the provider/father out of his family.  In this respect, child support programs have been a collossal failure.  We are in the midst of what amounts to a war on fatherhood, and the results have been devastating to our culture.

    100,000 new police officers cannot replace a million loving fathers. Millions in welfare dollars cannot replace a committed, stable family. Children need Dads, not a checkbook.  Children need Dads, not "Visitors". Children need both parents!  While most politicians are promoting ever harsher sanctions against the false stereotype of the "deadbeat Dad", in effect feeding a poisonous demon, the courageous candidate will acknowledge the importance of a father in the life of each child.

    "THE SILENT MAJORITY"  will recognize the common sense of the politician who advocates intact families and family values.  Drug abuse is not the bottom line problem, the fatherlessness which leads to it, is!  Teen pregnancy is not the bottom line problem, the fatherlessness which permits it, is!  Gang violence is not the bottom line problem, the fatherlessness which breeds it, is!  Other politicians address symptoms by throwing good money after bad.  Be superior by addressing the realistic root of the problem: governmental incentives which create FATHERLESSNESS.


<fathersmanifesto@yahoo.com> writes:

---Paul M Clements <pclem@juno.com> wrote:

    On Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 7:30 Eastern Time, New Hampshire's channel 11 will be hosting a political debate between Rep. Charles Bass, and Wannabe Mary Rauh.  Paul Clements (thats me) will ask a pre-taped question about fatherlessness and social problems.  How much you want to bet that Rauh, the Democrat, answers that we need to collect more child support?

    By the way, the state's republicans have written a father friendly plank into their platform.

    It's a start!


Good work, Paul.  PLease keep us posted on the outcome, and if you have a chance email the plank.

We need a sample for Lungren!!


On Wed, 7 Oct 1998 11:48:41 -0700 (PDT) "Fathers' Manifesto"  <fathersmanifesto@yahoo.com> writes:

Dear John,

We asked Lungren's campaign hq. how we could add an issue to the debates, and they said that the press is the organization which does this.


Also, we are debating this on the usenet on ca.politics

If you know how to go there, please post your ideas. [You'll have to set up your Browser or e-mailer for Newsgroups --WHS]



---John <dupers@pacbell.net> wrote:

Thank you for highlighting this.  We need to get political.

Since the press doesn't usually cover our issues - we need
to protest at the candidates' events/debates and make it an
issue.  The press is already there.

--John http://www.ancpr.org

Fathers' Manifesto wrote:


The races for governor are heating up, and the one in California is between Dan Lungren and Gray Davis. The issues they have presented to date are:

  1. Mentally ill criminals.

  2. the Y2K "problem".

  3. Public education.

  4. Crime.

  5. California's car tax.

  6. Charter schools.

Guess which issue is missing in this state with a higher number of divorces than there were marriages 10 years previously in many decades in the last 60 years?

How do you think we can get this issue on the plate?

Is this happening in other states?

Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


John Knight

Children deprived of natural fathers, including step-children, compared to children in two-parent families, are more likely to go to prison by 8 times, to commit suicide by 5 times, to have behavioral problems by 20 times, to become rapists by 20 times, to run away by 32 times, to abuse chemical substances by 10 times, to drop out of high school by 9 times, to be seriously abused by 33 times, to be fatally abused by 73 times, to be one tenth as likely to get A's in school, and to have a 44% higher mortality rate and a 72% lower standard of living.  The doubled mortality rate of divorced and single parents makes feminism solely responsible for the premature deaths each year of more than than 300,000 American women and 700,000 American men (http://www2.crosswinds.net/san-diego/~manifesto/mortdiv.htm)

READ "The Case For Father Custody", now on-line at http://www2.crosswinds.net/san-diego/~manifesto/cfc.doc or send $29.00 to Primrose Press, 2131 S. Primrose Avenue, Alhambra, Ca. 91803.

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2000 12 23 (added list for additional reading)
2001 02 05 (format changes)
2002 07 04 (added link to letter to Toronto Mayor Lastman
2002 08 17 (added link to letter relating to the inauguration of Shelternet)
2002 10 04 (a letter to the Canadian justice minister)
2003 12 14 (added reference to Index for FAQs)
2003 12 17 (added reference to World precedent for gay asylum)
2004 09 21 (added link to LTTE to the Western Catholic Reporter)