"No loving father should go childless and no child should go fatherless because of
outdated, meaningless, biased, and unenforceable laws, practices, and social habits".
We believe that the American people will not stand for the injustices faced by divorced
and single fathers once this issue is made fully public. Although the group was started
for fathers, we do have mothers that have been treated just as unfairly and cruelly.
FATHERS stands for the rights of any child and loving relative that have been separated
from each other unjustly. We meet at the Paducah Public Library the 1st Wednesday
of each month at 6:30 PM. Join us. Let's fix this.
The Southern Republican Leadership Conference held in Memphis this past week was
a great success for FATHERS as well as non-custodial parents and groups across the
nation! The republican party is listening. Governor Mike Huckabee's speech reflected
sincere concern for the importance of children to have both parents involved in an
active meaningful relationship with their children. From a conversation with the
Arkansas governor, FATHERS VP Mike East said "I felt a genuine, heartfelt connection,
father to father. I believe this man will stand up for family, fathers, mothers,
and children. All we want to do is simply stay parents. I believe Mike understands
this very well."
Our VP also met and expressed FATHERS' concerns to US Senator George Allen of Virginia,
US Senator Bill Frist of Tennessee, RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman, and Chris Matthews
of MSNBC's Hardball.
"This has been an unbelievable success", reported Mike East. "I believe this party
not only recognizes the importance of these parenting issues, I believe they know
25 million non-custodial parents can swing elections. This is a win-win proposition.
We don't expect anyone to solve these problems overnight, but to fail to recognize
what is becoming a national crisis is political suicide!"
FATHERS , Fathers Asking To Have Equal Rights is a mix of Republican, Democrat, and
Independents. We do not support one party over another, but support all those that
stand for family values and the true long term well being of our families and state.
FATHERS recognizes the devastating mental and emotional harm done to all involved
in divorce and vicious custody battles, most of all our children. We are striving
to change the mindset of Kentucky that as ugly as divorce is, the harm being done
to our children must be recognized and dealt with. That divorce has become big business
for the State of Kentucky as well as the legal profession, and is being conducted
as a war between parents with the children and parents suffering greatly. This pagan
attitude has got to stop! We must seek peaceful and workable solutions that insure
both parents and all family are not only allowed, but encouraged to remain in the
children's lives. The well being of our children must outweigh the battles over money
and power! All who profit from the harm of divorce on our children must be held accountable!
Those legislators and lawyers that recognize this, put aside their personal agendas,
and take a stand for our families and state will be the true heroes of our next generation!