How a father is turned into a criminal
By Samuel M. Polhamus
This past Friday morning, a server rolled into my driveway and presented me with evidence that I was to be in Court on February 2, 2009.
I am being charged with remedial contempt of court by my wife and her attorney. The opposition is charging that my web site, and the commercials advertising it, are an attempt to communicate with our children. The web site in question:
http://www.ourkidsmisstheirdad.com (2018 04 14: That link no longer functions and the article was not archived in the Internet Archive.)
This Hearing will be in front of Judge Ramona A. Gonzalez. Welcome back to our nightmare Judge Gonzalez!
The penalties Kathy and her attorney seek are severe. Payment of a sum of money sufficient to compensate a party for loss or injury suffered the party as the result of the contempt of court, a forfeiture not to exceed $2,000.00 for each day the contempt continues, that I pay my wife’s attorney’s fees for bringing this charge into Court, that I pay $500.00 for every time the commercial ran, and a couple of other requests for Orders which will financially harm me – and Kathy as well.
It appears the website is something the opposition desperately wants to go away. Judge Rosborough would hear none of it so now they’re going to try to get Judge Gonzalez to make it go away. As one father reported to me (paraphrasing), “The people who work in the Family Courts are like vampires, they fear the light.”
I believe, at best, Kathy and Mr. Horvath’s chances for successfully finding me in remedial contempt of court resembles the success of people spitting into the wind. I will not report my defenses at this moment, however, they are extremely sound and should carry overwhelming weight.
I am resolutely convinced Kathy and her attorney will be defeated on this charge. It has been a long time since Mr. Horvath has won an Order that he and Kathy sought and I look for his and her losing streak to continue (October 24th when AFCC Fleishman admitted impropriety and removed herself from our case). That is, if justice actually works in the Family Courts. Most report that it doesn’t.
I’m currently reading a new book by Stephen Baskerville, “Taken Into Custody – The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family”. It is not fun reading this book as it details with voluminous reputable statistics the consistent horrific and horrendous treatment of fathers in Family Courts.
However, I like the book. It starts with a quote from my all-time favorite book, “Atlas Shrugged” by Ayn Rand (many thanks to Aaron Bolstad for recommending this book):
“There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.”
The Family Court has made me a criminal for telling our children the truth, for parenting the way I see fit and not the way the government sees fit, and thus the government now has the power to judge and rule over nearly every aspect of my life. On February 2, 2009, the Family Court is getting the opportunity to label me a criminal again for having the audacity to exercise my freedom of speech. This is the worst thing about Family Court, it can summarily turn you into a criminal while affording you none of the rights an accused criminal has in Criminal Court. In Family Court, many men are routinely sent immediately to jail for violation of Court Orders for which they have no means to comply. Should the Court Order me in contempt of court, and I’m unable to pay the money requested – which I’m not, jail is likely my next address – an address I’ve been prophetically predicting for some time now.
This is how the system deals with folks like me; they lock you up, you go away, and they move on. As this is the most effective way for Kathy to realize her goal of never having to deal with me again, bank on Kathy hoping for jail as my future. In fact, as detailed on the web site, she has numerous times informed me and others that she hopes I end up in jail – one time sending her stepsister down to law enforcement to effectuate an immediate arrest of me while I was legally at our property. Yet she constantly informs our children she wants them to see their dad – that her and other’s are working very hard to make this happen. I’m sure she hasn’t informed Sammy and Walker that it is her goal for this “seeing your father” to happen through a phone with me, in an orange jumpsuit, on the other side of Lexan glass window. Of course, she’ll offer Sammy and Walker her patented response, “This isn’t what I wanted, this is what the Court has decided.”
Samuel M. Polhamus
5734 Cambridge Road
Sparta, WI 54656