Direct Democracy proposal for Law - Family and Child Protection

Reform of the legal status of fathers

At present, a man who conceives a child outside of wedlock [a religious ceremony] has no legal parental rights whatsoever and in our belief, this leaves the rights and well-being of both the child and the father open to abuse.

We also propose that mothers are legally compelled to state the truth when completing a birth certificate because at present, while it is a legal obligation to complete a birth certificate, it is NOT a legal requirement for mothers to be honest about who the father is and as well as making the process meaningless, this enables mothers to lie to the child about paternity. If mothers were obliged to be honest about paternity at the time of completing a birth certificate, children who are lied to about paternity will have at least one legal point of reference for if they decide to ascertain the truth of their paternity at any point in the future. In our view, allowing mothers to lie to children about the truth of paternity is lawful child abuse and while this is not a criminal offence, the proliferation of this form of abuse will continue.

The courts say that the protection and well-being of the child is paramount but, we find that the courts [via their inaction] actually contribute to the abuse of the child's' rights because in the UK, a man has to establish that he is the father by attaining a court order for Parental Responsibility [the name on the birth certificate has never been legal proof of paternity] and, this has to be secured before he can attempt to secure any rights of access for his child. It is our firm opinion [and is shared by hundreds of child psychologist across the UK] that a father not being recognised by law leaves the child open to Parental Kidnap and/or Parental Alienation administered by the mother and which is intended to condition the child into believing that the father was bad, or is not even the father at all.

As Parental Alienation is not recognised by UK courts, it is not illegal for the mother to be able to alienate the father by conditioning the child into believing that the father was bad, or is not the father. The courts and the Court Welfare Office actually state that it is within the legal rights of the mother to do so should she so choose but unlike the courts, we believe that this infringes upon the rights of the child to know of its parentage, while setting-up the child for potential emotional difficulties in later life, if the child is ever reconciled with the truth.

As this is clearly placing the desires of the mother above the rights and needs of both the child and the father, it is evident that the courts are not prioritising the protection and the well-being of the child and as such, the People's Administration believes that a man should be recognised as a father by law in all regards [and not just with regards to financial obligations] simply based upon the conception of a child and regardless of marital status.

Should the People's Administration install direct democracy, we propose to change the law to recognise that a man becomes a father at the point of conception alone [as with mothers].

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It is up to us, the people [not the politicians] to use the power that we have always had, to choose to implement direct democracy as soon as possible.

This is not a protest campaign.

In accordance with Magna Carta Article 61 and with UN UDHR Article 21 and with all of the democratic principals up-held by the UN [which the UK has signed-up to], the people already have the lawful right to reform to direct democracy - even outside a general election.