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Authorities crackdown on child support deadbeats
WTOC-TV ^ | Apr 27, 2011 | WTOC-TV

Posted on 04/29/2011 1:05:51 PM PDT by Qbert

BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) - Bulloch County Sheriff's Office and the child support enforcement division conducted round up of major violators who have failed to pay child support.

Twenty-six parents with the highest totals of money owed were selected as targets of the sweep, according to the sheriff's office. The total values owed by those arrested is an estimated $500,000 with the highest individual arrearage being $42,000. 

On Tuesday morning, warrants and patrol deputies arrested multiple defendants and transported them to the Bulloch County Jail.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: childsupport; crime; deadbeats
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1 posted on 04/29/2011 1:05:57 PM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

Racist action


2 posted on 04/29/2011 1:08:36 PM PDT by blackdog (The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop)
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To: Qbert

I have never gotten how throwing a deadbeat parent in jail produces child support.


3 posted on 04/29/2011 1:10:35 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: svcw

“I have never gotten how throwing a deadbeat parent in jail produces child support.”

Yeah, well- the law’s the law.


4 posted on 04/29/2011 1:14:26 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

And who says “debtors prisons” are passe?

Only in America can you go to jail for a civil matter?


5 posted on 04/29/2011 1:15:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (What other people think of you is none of your business.)
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To: Qbert
Wouldn't it make more sense to simply garnish the wages of the actual deadbeats, or force them to liquidate items of value that are not related to their ability to earn a living, instead of throwing them in jail?

Looks like we have another case of cops trying to show how "important" they are by going after non-violent offenders and skipping the violent ones, again.

6 posted on 04/29/2011 1:18:01 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: svcw

And to think there was no trial by Jury even for the Civil “trial” which obviously was over more than the $20 mentioned in the dusty-old-forgotten 7th Amendment...

“In Suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in any Court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”

Family court just issues orders... very efficient...


7 posted on 04/29/2011 1:18:16 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (Huguenot)
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To: svcw

I have never gotten how throwing a deadbeat parent in jail produces child support.

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The purpose of throwing them in jail is not for them to produce child support, but to punish them for not paying it in the past.

Course there is an easy way to avoid paying child support for your kids and not face jail time. It’s called marriage.

It works. LBJ’s plan does not.


8 posted on 04/29/2011 1:19:20 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (What other people think of you is none of your business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Only in America can you go to jail for a civil matter?”

There can be criminal sanctions for not paying child support in various situations:

http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=16445


9 posted on 04/29/2011 1:21:33 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert
I've seen what happens to the paychecks of guys I know who are paying child support.

Condoms are a whole lot cheaper (and in many cases free) so I have zero sympathy.
10 posted on 04/29/2011 1:23:37 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: Qbert

The simple majority of deadbeats are the mothers.


11 posted on 04/29/2011 1:24:18 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Qbert

Support the divorce/cohabitation industry by buying things that you don’t need, generating revenues.

Initial Jobless claims jump in latest week. Unexpectedly Rises to 429,000
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2711783/posts

Or don’t, and become more self-sufficient. Look forward to the default, resulting small government and the chance for better business, political and social leadership, or not. What we do with the Political Correctness Depression is up to you. And no, a commie regime can’t survive on worthless money and lack of manufacturing (sustainable revenues). In Argentina, the gov. talks a lot but doesn’t do much these days. Most people there are attending huge barter meetings, while gov. folks look helplessly on.


12 posted on 04/29/2011 1:24:31 PM PDT by familyop ("Don't worry, they'll row for a month before they figure out I'm fakin' it." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: Responsibility2nd

I think one simple resolution would be to base the child support on which party asks for a divorce. The one who asks for it is the one that pays, and leaves the home as well. The other parent gets the home and the kids and any appropriate child support.

That is, unless things like domestic violence, drug use, “serious” (lost the house payment) gambling or unilateral infidelity can be proven.


13 posted on 04/29/2011 1:26:53 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Qbert

Great but what about the deadbeat moms who receive the support payments and spend the money on themselves or their boyfriends instead of on their kids?


14 posted on 04/29/2011 1:28:47 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

>>Condoms are a whole lot cheaper (and in many cases free) so I have zero sympathy.<<

Although I agree with you in many cases, what about the one where the wife just gets tired of hubby and does a no-fault divorce and then keeps the kids and the house, and wants him to pay child support. And then in a down economy he finds getting work difficult?


15 posted on 04/29/2011 1:28:50 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Qbert

Great but what about the deadbeat moms who receive the support payments and spend the money on themselves or their boyfriends instead of on their kids?


16 posted on 04/29/2011 1:29:06 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: Qbert

Great but what about the deadbeat moms who receive the support payments and spend the money on themselves or their boyfriends instead of on their kids?


17 posted on 04/29/2011 1:29:11 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: RobRoy

Why do you think I’m not married? I’m 26. And life is real, real long when you make poor decisions.


18 posted on 04/29/2011 1:30:51 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: svcw
I have never gotten how throwing a deadbeat parent in jail produces child support.

They're probably being charged with a felony which would require an arrest and time in front of a judge.

19 posted on 04/29/2011 1:31:07 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: BinaryBoy

Sorry about the dupes. IE9 isn’t refreshing the page after submitting. Weird.


20 posted on 04/29/2011 1:31:35 PM PDT by BinaryBoy (Stuck with a local RINO? Regardless of who you vote for, donate $$$ to a different district.)
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To: BinaryBoy

>>Great but what about the deadbeat moms who receive the support payments and spend the money on themselves or their boyfriends instead of on their kids?<<

That’s what mine did. At one point I was paying approximately $3500 a month and she dressed in very expensive clothing while my three daughters were dressed by Ross or Goodwill. Pretty pathetic, really. And there was not a darned thing I could do about it. The government has bigger and more guns than me.


21 posted on 04/29/2011 1:33:13 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: BinaryBoy

“Great but what about the deadbeat moms who receive the support payments and spend the money on themselves or their boyfriends instead of on their kids?”

Well, I don’t want to engage in speculation (or stereotyping), but let’s just say that if the payments were being made, there would likely be a lot less of a need for welfare (and thus, less money taken from responsible taxpayers to pay for welfare programs).


22 posted on 04/29/2011 1:34:34 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

I think a non-religious man that gets married within the jurisdiction of the US and its culture is a fool. I think a religious man who gets married within the jurisdiction of the US and its culture is taking a big gamble.

And I have three daughters in their 2o’s.


23 posted on 04/29/2011 1:35:39 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

Exactly.

First thing - abolish no fault divorces. That alone will resolve most of them problems.

Second. Tax the crap out of divorce. Enforce IRS penalites on divorced people. We all know that if you want LESS of something - tax it.

Third. No court ordered child support. Won’t this lead to more welfare moms? Nope. Because we dry up those welfare checks for single moms too. You want welfare? Show me a marriage certificate.

Trouble is - all this is anathema to democrats and their plans for a welfare state by eleminating men and husbands. But the answer is simple. Get married. Have kids. Stay married.


24 posted on 04/29/2011 1:37:05 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (What other people think of you is none of your business.)
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To: Qbert
You know who I want to see rounded up and fined?

People who throw cigarette butts out the car window.

$500.00 Fine 1st offense

25 posted on 04/29/2011 1:37:50 PM PDT by Eddie01 (I heart FR)
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To: Libloather

NO. Failure to pay results in contempt of court. They are being arrested for contempt of court. If the judge doesn’t think they’re doing enough to find a way to pay their CS he will hold them in contempt for a couple weeks until their next hearing.


26 posted on 04/29/2011 1:39:15 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: Qbert

“...but let’s just say that if the payments were being made, there would likely be a lot less of a need for welfare (and thus, less money taken from responsible taxpayers to pay for welfare programs).”

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Nope. Even if court ordered child support payments are made it DOES perpetuate the Welfare System by forcing money from one party (against their will and by force) to give to another party.

Oh, and the state takes a cut also.

No, court ordered child support is an evil governmental trap to feed the socialist machine.


27 posted on 04/29/2011 1:44:50 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (What other people think of you is none of your business.)
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To: RobRoy

Meh. If I get married, I’m only doing it once. I’m not looking to be one of those people with a string of ex-wives. I can barely deal with ex-girlfriends as it is.


28 posted on 04/29/2011 1:45:14 PM PDT by OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Any mother who will not identify the father of the Bastard child should get O dollars in any sort of State aid. Solves a whole bunch of problems down the road.


29 posted on 04/29/2011 1:47:33 PM PDT by ABN 505
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings

>>Meh. If I get married, I’m only doing it once. <<

Yeah, that is what I thought. It did last 20 years though. However, marriage takes two. Divorce only takes one. And people change.


30 posted on 04/29/2011 1:48:19 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Nope. Even if court ordered child support payments are made it DOES perpetuate the Welfare System by forcing money from one party (against their will and by force) to give to another party.”

What is the alternative (besides marriage, etc.) then? American society can’t keep paying for welfare programs because deadbeats don’t feel like being responsible for their children.


31 posted on 04/29/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

>>No, court ordered child support is an evil governmental trap to feed the socialist machine.<<

This.

And to make it worse, divorce really does, in a backhanded way, make the entire family, including the father, wards of the state.


32 posted on 04/29/2011 1:50:01 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Qbert

>>American society can’t keep paying for welfare programs because deadbeats don’t feel like being responsible for their children.<<

I agree. However, I would like to point out that not all deadbeats are DEADBEATS.

And what of the father who was happily married and supporting his family who’s wife simply decided she didn’t want to be married any more. And his kids are stripped from him against his will. And he is REQUIRED, via the force of the government gun, to pay money to that woman as “child support” with no control over how that money is spent.

And then he loses his job...

Disgusting deadbeat! Throw the book at him! /s


33 posted on 04/29/2011 1:55:56 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Qbert

What is the alternative (besides marriage, etc.) then? American society can’t keep paying for welfare programs because deadbeats don’t feel like being responsible for their children.

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There IS NO alternative to marriage.

First - marriage and children is a moral right. God hates divorce. But say you are immoral and you want to look at this from a social level. Fine, we move to..

Second. EVERY study shows that children do better in stable homes. With mom and dad. This is a fact. So why? Why does the government provide the incentives for divorce? Why do they legitimize illegitimacy and promote the welfate state?

The only morally and socially responsible way to fight the welfare state is to stay married and deny funding to welfare programs for single parents and junk like that.


34 posted on 04/29/2011 1:57:08 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (What other people think of you is none of your business.)
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To: Qbert

>>What is the alternative (besides marriage, etc.) then? American society can’t keep paying for welfare programs because deadbeats don’t feel like being responsible for their children.<<

The best solution is to stop no-fault divorce. Since somewhere between 70-80% of divorce is instigated by the woman, and the lions share of those are “no-fault”, it would piss of a lot of women who no longer want to work on their marriage, but it would really solve the problem.

The biggest problem is that too many women marry a man thinking they can change him, and too many men marry women wanting them to stay just as they are (especially swimsuit size). Neither ever happens. It creates, uh, tension.


35 posted on 04/29/2011 1:59:41 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: svcw
I have never gotten how throwing a deadbeat parent in jail produces child support.

I used to be appointed by the court to represent deadbeat parents. In my experience the court never even threatened jail unless there was overwhelming evidence of substantial income together with plenty of evidence of attempts to evade the payment.

The scenario would be that the judge would give the defendant 15 days to pay something like $5,000 towards the arrearage or go to jail. In nearly every case, the money would miraculously show up before the 15 days were up.

36 posted on 04/29/2011 2:00:13 PM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Only in America can you go to jail for a civil matter?

Disobeying a court order is a criminal matter.

37 posted on 04/29/2011 2:01:33 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Trump - Romney, without the Mormon baggage.)
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To: RobRoy

“I agree. However, I would like to point out that not all deadbeats are DEADBEATS...”

I hear you. But there’s a big difference between a father who truly wants to be responsible but has fallen on hard times versus individuals who could care less about their kids (not even showing up for the birth of their own child, in many cases). And a responsible father would likely appear in court and demonstrate legitimate efforts to make good.


38 posted on 04/29/2011 2:07:25 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: RobRoy

The biggest problem is that too many women marry a man thinking they can change him, and too many men marry women wanting them to stay just as they are (especially swimsuit size). Neither ever happens. It creates, uh, tension.

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Wise man said ~

A woman marries a man thinking he’ll change. He Doesn’t

A man marries a woman thinking she WON’T change. She Does.


39 posted on 04/29/2011 2:09:28 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (What other people think of you is none of your business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“Why does the government provide the incentives for divorce? Why do they legitimize illegitimacy and promote the welfate state?”

Because we let them.


40 posted on 04/29/2011 2:10:17 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: free me
Failure to pay results in contempt of court.

At times, maybe - but not always.

Child Support Felony Conviction for $2,846 Owed
Wednesday / October 03, 2007

Dane County, Wisconsin, should replace its District Attorney.

One of the remedies for collection child support is criminal prosecution. But any reasonable prosecutor will tell you that indicting a person for failure to pay child support is an extreme measure that should be used in only the most egregious cases, like this one. That's why we were shocked to read of a seven-count felony jury conviction in Wisconsin - for failure to pay $2,846 in back child support!

http://www.childsupportweb.com/childsupportblog/files/Child-Support-Felony-Conviction-2846-Owed.html

Felony Nonsupport

If the Friend of the Court determines that a felony warrant is necessary, they can refer the case to the county Prosecutor who may charge the person who owes the support with the crime of felony non-support. In some counties, the case may be sent to the Attorney General for criminal prosecution of felony non-support. Felony non-support charges are generally issued after other child support collection methods have not been successful.

http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,1607,7-124-5453_5528_29251---,00.html

Felony Child Support Laws

Child support is a court-ordered obligation to help with the financial responsibilities of raising a child. Unfortunately, there are parents who choose not to pay their child-support obligations. The United States federal government recognizes that there is a negative impact on families in which child support is not paid. In an effort to help children, the government took steps to help children and families and made it a federal crime to willingly ignore child support obligations.

In 1992, a law was passed in the United States making it a federal crime to intentionally "not pay a child support obligation for a child living in another state." There were known cases of parents who owed child support who would move frequently to other states, report false information (such as Social Security Numbers and names) or do other similar things in order to avoid paying child support. Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act

In 1998, the federal government placed another law into effect to help enforce the Child Support Recovery Act. The Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act states that those parents found guilty of intentionally not paying child support could face criminal penalties such as fines and jail time.

http://www.ehow.com/about_5569807_felony-child-support-laws.html

41 posted on 04/29/2011 2:10:59 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: CharacterCounts

Well, that makes sense.


42 posted on 04/29/2011 2:11:00 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: free me

Not in Tennessee. For each payment not made in a timely manner or not made in the full amount (or even in the EXACT amount ordered) there is 10 days for contempt. Most of the orders call for a payment twice a month and there’s a reason for that. In 9 months time, they can get up to the maximum of 18 counts which @ 10 days per means 180 days in jail. Trust me. I know what I’m talking about. I still pay child support to a woman for a child who lives with me just to stay out of jail. It’s over in 29 days, though.


43 posted on 04/29/2011 2:16:44 PM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: Qbert

In the endless Obama Depression, times are tough.

Many of these dads have also been royally screwed by the corrupt divrce system. Some are are not even the biological fathers of the kids are mandated to pay for.


44 posted on 04/29/2011 2:52:27 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

That is exactly what I was thinking when I posted. I just got a little more specific. ;)


45 posted on 04/29/2011 3:02:25 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

“Although I agree with you in many cases, what about the one where the wife just gets tired of hubby and does a no-fault divorce and then keeps the kids and the house, and wants him to pay child support. And then in a down economy he finds getting work difficult?”

Easy way out of that is not to marry an American. Find a foreign-born babe, from a culture and family where divorce is still looked upon as a failure. With MANY American women, it’s step up the economic ladder.

Not a perfect plan, but it works 90% of the time it’s tried.


46 posted on 04/29/2011 3:12:31 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: OnlyTurkeysHaveLeftWings
"Condoms are a whole lot cheaper (and in many cases free) so I have zero sympathy. "
Apparently, you haven't met the upstanding guys like myself who bust their asses only to shell out 55% of their gross income to a woman who ran off with another man... the same woman who married someone with money and does absolutely nothing to contribute. I woudn't be bitter if that 1400 were spent all on my children.
for well over a decade, I shelled out 1400/mo in child support because of it after being married for almost 10 years. There were many weeks where I couldn't ake all the support and was still left with zero, wondering what the hell I was going to eat.
I find you comment insulting to say the very least.
47 posted on 04/29/2011 3:22:43 PM PDT by FunkyZero ("It's not about duck hunting !")
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To: BobL

I’m completely with you. American culture has poisoned women for marriage. Again, I speak as a man with three twenty-something daughters.


48 posted on 04/29/2011 3:40:58 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: RobRoy

“And what of the father who was happily married and supporting his family who’s wife simply decided she didn’t want to be married any more. And his kids are stripped from him against his will. And he is REQUIRED, via the force of the government gun, to pay money to that woman as “child support” with no control over how that money is spent.”

The American male has adapted; no marriage, no kids. Seriously. The women just have to hope some drunk slob doesn’t remember his raincoat (not even for child support - just the sperm). This is what we’ve degenerated to.


49 posted on 04/29/2011 4:07:53 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: BobL

I agree; also, see # 49.


50 posted on 04/29/2011 4:08:56 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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