Grandmother Rights to Grandchildren – The Law of Birthright
According to Dictionary.com, the definition of Birthright is “Any right or privilege to which a person is entitled by birth”. So when “grandmother rights to grandchildren” is EVER an issue, we must demand the presses be stopped until two burning questions are satisfactorily answered:
“How could it possibly be in the best interest of this child to take away his birthright?”
“What can be done to minimize the devastating effects of Grandparent Alienation Syndrome?”
These questions should be so far off our radar as to shock & dismay us – and move us to act in a way that will courageously speak for those who cannot…thousands upon thousands of innocent grandchildren, who have no legal rights.
Do we not fondly remember grandmothers who gave us many of our treasured, joyful memories…wise, elderly women who loved us unconditionally? The comfort of her lap as she gently rocked our tears away after a scolding from mommy or daddy… trips to the lake, hiking the trails, building sandcastles on the beach…ice cream cones and root beer floats.
Sadly, until recently these have not been the leading questions when grandmother rights to grandchildren are brought to light. Instead, mostly in whispers and back-alley gossip, the nay-Sayers have cared only to hear the low-down on “what she did to deserve it”.
Then there are the legal eagles – the “experts” who flail their arms and pound their iron fists on the table all the while espousing the ‘sanctity of marriage’ clause. Alright. In case anyone in the back row has missed my position on this issue, let me state it with clarity and finality here:
The presumption that two people with a marital decree – regardless of age, experience, sense of entitlement, family background, mental stability or intent – will in every case put “the best interest of the child” first, is ludicrous on its face.
Over three-quarters of a million children are physically abused and neglected each year. Untold millions suffer the consequences of broken homes, verbal & emotional abuse, neglect and abandonment..trust is shattered, nothing is safe.
Tragically, when a child needs his grandmother the most – as a stable, comforting port in the violent storm – she disappears without a trace from his life and he is told she no longer matters, no longer cares.
The American family is under attack like never before. Perhaps it is time turn our backs on the political correctness which has gotten us into this gargantuan mess and just use some good ol’ common sense. Let’s reverse the Troxel v. Granville Supreme Court decision which struck down a federal law granting grandparents rights to their grandchildren.
If a child is to be surgically removed from a life in which he was assured of unconditional love, passionate protection & undying loyalty, then let it be incumbent upon the parent/guardian to prove why it must be done. In enforcing laws for grandmother rights to grandchildren, we guarantee every Grand Child their birthright. Anything less is unacceptable.