When freemen became slaves

The sight of shackles, as worn by slaves, would be one of the most emotive images known.

Most meet this image with negative feelings, which for some, are incredibly strong.

So how would you react if you were told that this image is directly linked to that which is in your best interests?

 

Ever been told that;

It’s in your best interests …

Have you ever considered that phrase and its uses?

Maybe you should.

The use of the best interests doctrine represented a 20th century shift in public policy. The best interests doctrine is an aspect of parens patriae, […] which rested on the basis that children are not resilient, and almost any change in a child’s living situation would be detrimental to their well-being […] Until the early 1900s, fathers were given custody of the children in case of divorce.

Isn’t that interesting?

Until the early 1900’s, fathers were given custody of the children in case of divorce, nowadays, that seldom happens. Why is that?

19 c. Fathers given custody

20 c. Mothers given custody

What happened?

Why the polar reversal?

Partus sequitur ventrem.
“The offspring follow the condition of the mother, This is the case of slaves and animals.; Bouv. Inst. n. 167, 502; but with regards to freemen, children follow the condition of the father.”

Did you read that? Is it clear enough?

Slaves and animals follow the condition of the mother.

Freemen follow the condition of the father.

So what happened in the early 19 c. to bring this change about? Two key concepts;

  1. Birth registration moving to ‘local government’, and
  2. the morphing of ‘unlawful slavery’ into ‘lawful slavery’, a.k.a wage slavery.

This was the turning point, when freemen became slaves, and the condition of newborns experienced a polar reversal.

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2 Responses to “When freemen became slaves”
  1. anon says:

    Could this be why they target single mums and kidnap their children for forced adoption and make married couples get separate legal teams and in many cases force the fathers to live apart from the family, its all adding up to a very sick ‘common purpose’ agenda

  2. timeboard says:

    hmmm, there’s food for thought, think i will follow ma dad :O) like anon says this is adding up to a very sick agenda.

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