Best interest of the child- A new "Civil Right"

A FLDS girl receiving her Best Interest Civil Right
Photo: Scott Sommerdorf, The Salt Lake Tribune

October 16, 2009
Family Rights Examiner Leonard Henderson

Last year, I was cleaning up my computer desktop.  One item I came across was a poignant photo of a FLDS girl (See the Mess in Texas page) alone on a bus waving goodbye to her home and the life she knew.

As I was looking at this image, it struck me that- This IS a photo of the "Best Interest of the Child".

And then it struck me.  THIS IS A NEW CIVIL RIGHT

That is, the child has the "right" to have her decisions made for her by government.  HER "BEST INTEREST" CIVIL RIGHT

The term "In the best interest of the child" itself originates (See Update below) in the 1959 United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, Principle 2 and 7.

The term is in the 1990 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child-

(Article 3, paragraph 1)
In all actions concerning children, whether undertaken by public or private social welfare institutions, courts of law, administrative authorities or legislative bodies, the best interests of the child shall be a primary consideration.

On February 16, 1995, Madeleine Albright, at the time the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, signed the Convention, against massive protest by American families. The United States has not ratified the CRC.  (We never want it to be ratified.  See the Parental Rights Amendment  Lots more info at

But the "Best Interest of the Child" concept under Parens patriae was fully implemented in the United States beginning with CAPTA '74.  

So the truth is, the Convention on the Rights of the Child has been supplanted into law and already DE FACTO in force.

There is likely no phrase in our language more dangerous to children than "the best interests of the child", because it's the banner enabling the unconstitutional government officious and tyrannical intrusion into families. 

European Socialism's Best Interest Rights of the Child?  

I would much rather give American children their CONSTITUTIONAL Fourth Amendment Right "to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."

The best interests test has long been the subject of academic as well as judicial criticism for being indeterminate, providing little guidance on how to weigh the different needs of individual children, especially as they change over time" -Robert H. Mnookin, Child-Custody Adjudication: Judicial Functions in the Face of Indeterminacy, 39 Law & Contemp. Probs., 226, 257 (Summer 1975).

Best interests operates as an empty vessel into which adult perceptions and prejudices are poured." --Hillary Rodham, Children Under the Law, 43 Harv. Ed. Rev. 487, 513 (1973).
'Best interest of Children' doesn't love and care for children. It's about the industry collecting the money." --Bro Will Gaston
There is no system ever devised by mankind that is guaranteed to rip husband and wife or father, mother and child apart so bitterly than our present Family Court System." -Judge Brian Lindsay Retired Supreme Court Judge, New York, New York 
There is something bad happening to our children in family courts today that is causing them more harm than drugs, more harm than crime and even more harm than child molestation." -Judge Watson L. White Superior Court Judge, Cobb County, Georgia 


The Lebensborn project was one of most secret 
and terrifying Nazi projects

Adolf Hitler's “In the best interest of the child” is a favorite line perpetually quoted by today's Social Workers the Child Protection Services and Family Court Judges: 

It was originally a slogan designed by Hitler’s social engineers.

The Lebensborn program was a Nazi organization set up by SS leader Heinrich Himmler, which provided and ran orphanages and relocation programs for children. 

After World War II, it was reported that Lebensborn was a breeding program.

The program promoted the growth of "superior" Aryan populations by providing excellent health care and by restricting access to the programme with medical selections that applied eugenic and "race" criteria.  "In the best interest of the child, we are breeding superior Aryan children" 

During the war, Lebensborn also processed the adoptions by German families of children from occupied northern and eastern Europe, mostly orphans. 

The Lebensborn e. V. ('eingetragener Verein, "registered association") was founded on December 12, 1935, to promote the policies of Nazi eugenics

The Lebensborn homes were also used to house very young Polish children (between two and six) kidnapped to be Germanized. While older children were sent to institutions specifically dedicated to Germanization, the younger ones would merely be observed for a time at the home before adoption. 

Nicolas Stathopoulos Social service crimes researcher
SSEC Social Service Economic Crimes (research)

NOTICE: I am not a lawyer and I do not pretend to give legal advice. If you need legal advice, see AFRA's Lawyer Friends who certainly are not pretenders.  I merely relate the things I learned in the past that seemed to work in my own case or things that others have related to me that worked in their cases. I provide information for free and do not expect to receive any form of payment or reward on this side of heaven. Therefore, DO NOT rely on this information as legal advice. Real Legal advice would come from a real lawyer who hates CPS and prepares a VIGOROUS DEFENSE against a negative (proving nothing happened) instead an ATTORNEY talking you into a plea bargain.

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