The second of my books, A Father and Future Felon, comes on the heels of A Once and Always Father. This second in the series picks-up post-divorce in 2008, when arrested for sending monies to my children, a graduation gift to my oldest then completing high school. The books is a tribute to fathers whether those that are in fact fathers as well as those that fill the spot in some meaningful way.
Going to jail for the second time, a second in the violation of an injunction, my desire to contact my children supersedes the statues of this order/injunction for more than one reason; that while knowing that "the law is the law", I also know that this law or order was predicated entirely on a lie--and nothing more. As Saint Augustine so aptly puts it, any law based on a lie is immoral.
Jail is a fascinating and fierce place; on the one hand--sometimes shackled--is the company of others reminiscent of my school days, both the good and the bad. On the other hand is the case that invariable ends with some kind of punishment given that defendants seldom receive a trial, but almost always, must confess their guilt--regardless of the evidence--per the plea bargain.
There is much more to add to this book, a summary; but for now, I will close with a simple confession: a system that first takes a parent's children by force--without just cause--is a tyrant; and a system that then imputes that now childless parent with the financial liability for children forcibly removed is a thief. Thus, the child enforcement system is both a tyrant and a thief.
More to come.