Friday, January 25, 2013

Dissident Of The Month

I posted that Brewington lost his appeal, and is serving a 5-year prison for having an angry dad blog similar to this one, and criticizing the incompetent and corrupt public officials who took his kids away.

I have had to remove factual info from this blog because it was damaging to Julie Travers, Ken Perlmutter, Comm. Irwin Joseph, Judge Heather Morse, and others. The info is on the court record, but I was threatened with jail time if I quoted it.

His case got the attention of a libertarian legal blog. As you might expect, the comments there were uniformly in support of his First Amendment free speech rights. But the prison sentence is just part of the injustice done to Brewington, and no one said that he should get his kids back. A couple of comments did acknowledge that men commonly get screwed in family court.

This is a major libertarian blind spot. In another case, a family court judge decided on whether a 7yo could travel when the parents had an obscure Zionist disagreement. None of the libertarian lawyers there objected to the judge micro-managing the routine child-rearing decisions.

Freedom and self-government have always been difficult concepts for Europeans and others with a history of monarchy. They seem to think that some sort of outside authority is a necessity. I would have thought that libertarian lawyers would at least understand that judges should not have jurisdiction over how Zionism might influence a 7yo child. I guess not. Convincing the world of parental rights is going to be a long uphill struggle.

The Chateau Heartiste blog quotes:
The dissident temperament has been present in all times and places, though only ever among a small minority of citizens. Its characteristic, speaking broadly, is a cast of mind that, presented with a proposition about the world, has little interest in where that proposition originated, or how popular it is, or how many powerful and credentialed persons have assented to it, or what might be lost in the way of property, status, or even life, in denying it. To the dissident, the only thing worth pondering about the proposition is, is it true? If it is, then no king’s command can falsify it; and if it is not, then not even the assent of a hundred million will make it true.
Dan Brewington is being ostracized and imprisoned, but he has truth on his side.

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