Many, when asked, will agree there are abuses of power, exploitation, and racketeering.
There are federal financial kickbacks that encourage disregarding rights and taking arbitrary control over the lives of the parents and their children.
People do not take well to having their lives completely taken over or their interactions with their children grossly interfered with. The Judges and Lawyers know this and in return they quickly seize upon it. They take control - completely - in the best interest of the children, they claim, but it is this gross intrusion into an otherwise private and personal matter that creates an instant animosity and contempt for those who abuse an otherwise limited power.
The risk of public corruption in Kentucky runs high even though it has corruption laws that are stronger than 3/5ths of the other states. Yet despite this, Kentucky still received a grad of C-. The catagories that caused this low score: (1) Judicial Accountability, (2) Ethics Enforcment, and (3) redistricting http://weku.fm/post/public-corruption-risk-high-kentucky
Most Complaints filed with the Judicial Conduct Commission are made against Family Courts. Family judges only make up 11% of the total judges in the state, yet have the most complaints filed against them.(domestic relations/protective order/juvenile combined - 43%) and made by the parents (litigants - 60%) impacted by these gross abuses of power. http://courts.ky.gov/commissionscommittees/JCC/Documents/Public_Information/JCFY20112012.pdf
Tea Party Groups and Libertarian Activists have been largely absent from confronting this aspect of big government. They mostly go the path of legislative change out and elections as one tiny approach to confronting big government. But it's not enough. Our state constitution provides more power than just voting.
These activist know in their heart that a government official does not have the right, authority, or power to arbitrarily take people hostage and literally enslave them under an assumed abuse of power. But that's exactly what is happening.
The judicial conduct commission is ineffective as an inside policing job. The people also have a stake in this. They have a constitutional duty to police the public official.
Kentucky judges may be removed in one of two ways:
- After notice and hearing, the judicial conduct commission may admonish, reprimand, censure, suspend, retire, or remove a judge. The commission's decisions are subject to review by the supreme court.
- Judges may be impeached by the house of representatives and convicted by a two-thirds vote of the senate.
WHAT YOU THE TEA PARTY, CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE, OR LIBERTARIAN CAN DO
Some insightful people ARE making others aware of additional duties and powers held by the people. You as the people are a super grand jury authorized by the Kentucky Constitution to hold these abusers of power accountable. Impeachment is your tool to charge and remove them with. When the people fear abusers of power, there is tyranny. When the abusers of power fear the power of the people - to properly and lawfully impeach them - there is Liberty.
The example of employing this tool as a right and duty of the people is found here & here
And the attempt by members of the general assembly to obstruct this right and duty is found here
And finally, because members of the Kentucky General Assembly willfully and intentionally obstructed this right and duty of the people during the regular session in 2011 and 2012, your support is needed to prevent them to getting away with it by clicking here and read about the pending lawsuit, then contribute if able, 10, 20, 50 or any amount. Also, consider becoming a volunteer family court watcher. Training on how to do this can be provided.