This is not an article on the need for reform of the Child Protective Services nationwide and I will not bore you with all the facts and figures. They are available on the Internet from any family rights organization. If interested, do your own research, as I did. There is no need for reform. The entire system should be abolished and those working within the system pushed into the real world and made to do honest work for a change. Barring that, they should be imprisoned for eagerly participating in organized criminal activity.
We’ve all heard of organized crime syndicates and the legal-looking fronts they use to get around the legal system in an attempt to hide their true criminal activities. CPS is no different. They were put into place as a legal front for a larger, more heinous organization. The front is a good one, the protection of children. Behind the scenes, it’s an organization that kidnaps or harvests children for money. There’s no denying the need to protect our most innocent of citizens. An organization governed and overseen in an appropriate manner could work as a true protection for all children, both rich and poor without violating the rights of families. CPS is NOT such an organization, never has been, never will be.
If you have money (lots of money) you need never fear your children being harvested by CPS. Not to say, they won’t come after them. The likelihood is less, and if it happens, you will have the financial resources to fight them off. It’s the poor and middle-class that need to tremble in fear of this vast, government sanctioned, and criminal organization. This is especially true of the poor. Those who have no access to legal representation other than court appointed legal counsel. Court appointed legal counsel = NO REPRESENTATION.
Anyone who has ever worked within the CPS system knows that only about ten percent of children are removed from their homes for legitimate reasons. The general public may or may not be aware of this, but even if aware, they may not know that the other ninety percent are NOT removed mistakenly or with the best of intentions. No, the children are removed intentionally to keep up the quota. CPS must keep the quota high in order to be eligible for more and more federal funding. Sometimes these children are placed in foster homes indefinitely or the parental rights are removed and the children placed for adoption. CPS covets this adoption scenario because a plan implemented by our President pays them for every child adopted out of the system. Some would say the government and The President had only the interest of the children in mind when implementing this pay off for harvested children, but no government official could possibly be that ignorant of what is going on behind the scenes of the CPS.
The gross violations of human/family/parental rights perpetrated by CPS, their arrogant disregard for the laws of this country, and their blatant denial of constitutional rights are coming to light. The public is being made aware of their criminal activities, their harvesting of children, their use of illegal threats, intimidation and misuse of law enforcement to coerce families into doing as they bid—most especially poor families who have little defense against them. Those poor are easy targets for CPS, but nowhere in our laws or the constitution is there any reference to poor family being equal to bad parents, nor should there be. In this country the poor and middle class are entitled, under the law, to the same rights as those bestowed upon the wealthy. It’s past time those rights were upheld.
Elizabeth Melton Parsons