VAWA - Perpetuating Itself Without Opposition

Silencing the lambs has never been so easy or profitable

Jim Untershine, GZS of LB, 07-28-05

Lawmakers seem to be stacking the deck regarding the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) that is currently up for renewal in Congress. Opponents of the bill seem to be filtered out of the discussion that would allow lawmakers to realize that VAWA has provoked plenty of violence for everyone – not just women. VAWA has become so infectious - that those who worship it will not allow those affected by it to stand in the same room to debate it.

Opponents of VAWA are expected to feel callous since this government program is advertised to “assist local efforts to combat rape, domestic violence, and other crimes against women. In addition to boosting funding for rape crisis and education programs, funding for the VAWA is used to increase the number of police patrols in high-risk areas, and to improve lighting and surveillance in parks and on public transportation systems around the nation.” and is necessary because “The assault rate against women is now rising twice as fast as the assault rate against men. An estimated 3 million American women are battered each year by their husbands or partners.”

Since laws already exist to punish and incarcerate convicted perpetrators of violence against others, the purpose of VAWA seems to allow punishment without the need for conviction. The squabble about statistics regarding violence between partners in America should prompt our lawmakers to take this opportunity to allocate funding for law enforcement in each state to identify, count, and categorize the actual violence between partners nationwide. The US Census Bureau fails to count parents of minor children in this country, while the US Justice Department fails to categorize the violence between them.

VAWA has become the catalyst for the very violence that it was originally designed to indulge. The idea of sheltering and empowering false victims of domestic violence has actually escalated the motivation for actual violence between partners who are married, or living together, or who are parents of the same minor child.

VAWA is used as a tool to capitalize on the no-fault divorce laws that has been implemented by almost all States. The first partner to allege domestic violence is empowered to walk into Family Court and exile the accused partner from their residence and their children by simply presenting allegations to prove it. The days of a Family Court that delved into adultery, sexual abandonment, and mental cruelty has been replaced with a ‘winner take all’ system that doesn’t even require a partner to be a victim of violence, but simply suggesting to the court that they are.

The spirit of VAWA was fully realized in the OJ Simpson backlash - when housewives were forced to endure a lengthy trial on TV rather than enjoying their daily soap operas. The commercials that were run during the course of the trial urged women to call a phone number to be told how they are battered, abused, or emotionally affected by their partner. Women who called this number would be instructed how to fast track a divorce by using provoked or alleged violence as a tool.

Family Law injustice, dispensed by some States, relies on VAWA to easily maximize the cash flow between partners when the court orders separation between them. The unconstitutional denial of due process (which is the trademark of VAWA) has created the existence of desperate partners that feel that the only way to avert injustice is to eliminate their partner when they see Family Law looming on the horizon.

A normal human reaction by a partner arriving home after a hard day’s work and catching their partner in bed with a new lover, could result in the monogamous partner being forced out of their residence, denied access to their children, and forced to finance the adulterous partner and the home wrecker who are now the new role models for the children. Lawmakers or the divorce industry will never fear preemptive or retaliatory violence from this obvious miscarriage of justice but the partners who are coerced to take part in this legalized racket will always be in harms way.

While the Nation waits anxiously for clues regarding the disappearance of Latoyia Figueroa in Pennsylvania - we can’t help recalling other pregnant women we were once very anxious about. Chandra Levy, Laci Peterson, and Lori Hacking might have something to say about prenatal violence provoked by Family Law. Bonny Lee Bakely and David Harris may have something to say about the preemptive violence provoked by Family Law. Nicole Simpson and Fredric Jablin may have something to say about retaliatory violence provoked by Family Law. Louis Joy, Derrick Miller, and Perry Manley might have something to say about the self-inflicted violence provoked by Family Law.

The censorship of all opponents to VAWA insures that the actual victims of the deadly violence provoked by Family Law will have the same voice as those who wish to speak for them. Hunter Thompson had the following to say in a reported interview with Richard Nixon:

"The family? - Well that's bad news. The Screwheads finally came and took my daughter away. Let me ask you a question, sir - What is this country doing for the doomed? There are two different people in this country - the doomed and the Screwheads. Savage, tribal, thugs who live off of illegal incomes - burrowed deep out there, no respect for human dignity, they don't know what you and I understand. And they're going to get your daughter too, sir. I've heard their rallies - they like Julie - but Trisha - and they really hate you, sir. You know that one half of the state senate of Utah are Screwheads. You know I've never really been frightened by the Fatheads - and the Potheads with their silliness never frighten me either - but these goddamn Screwheads - they terrify me. And the poor doomed - the young, and the silly, and the honest, and the weak, and the Italians. Their doomed - they're lost - they're helpless - they're somebody else's meal - they're like pigs in the wilderness." (Movie: “Where the Buffalo Roam”)

Jim Untershine, 824 E Pass Rd #3, Gulfport, MS 39507,,

Jim Untershine holds a BSEE from Mississippi State University and has 13 years experience in feedback control system design. Mr. Untershine is currently using the teachings of Werner Heisenberg and Henry David Thoreau to expose Family Law in California as the exploitation of children for money and the indentured servitude of heterosexual taxpayers who dare to raise children in this country.