| From: Fathers' Manifesto <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Paul M Clements <email@example.com>
Paul M Clements <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote Mon, 12 Oct 1998 13:37:17 -0700
Following this is an essay which I have been mailing to candidates for a year now, with
good results. Feel free to use it.
SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND FATHERLESSNESS
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
85% of all children with behavioral disorders come from fatherless
80% of rapists motivated by displaced anger grew up without a father in
63% of youth suicides are committed by fatherless children.
75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers had no father
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
Daughters without a live-in father are 164% more likely to be a single
Daughters without a live-in father who marry are 92% more likely to
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
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
"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
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.
FATHERS WORK, WELFARE DOESN'T!
---Paul M Clements <email@example.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
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
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" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
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.
BUT IF WE ALL CALLED 888-GO-DAN-GO AND ASKED THEM WHAT THEIR "FAMILY STABILITY
PLATFORM" WAS, we may get them to respond.
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]
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.
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:
Mentally ill criminals.
the Y2K "problem".
California's car tax.
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.
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.