The Fourteenth Amendment is actually quite lengthy, comprising several sections, and addressing separate topics.
However, the second sentence in Section 1 is of relevance to this post: "No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws".
Please read that sentence again.
The Fourteenth Amendment was drafted and ratified a long time ago, and was done for very specific reasons.
Michigan's family law judges obviously cannot read.
Michigan's Friend of the Court conciliators and custody evaluators obviously cannot read, either.
Maybe all of these judicial bureaucrats, elected and otherwise, have forgotten the Oath of Office that they all swore to uphold. At least, all of them were SUPPOSED to sign and swear to an oath supporting the Constitution of The United States, and that of the state in which they are taking office or appointment.
Why, then, are the 14th Amendment rights of EVERY parent and EVERY child in nearly EVERY child custody hearing in Michigan violated and ignored?
Even the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Troxel vs. Granville (2000), has upheld the liberty interests of parents. Justice O'Connor stated, in The Court's opinion, "the liberty interest at issue...the interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children is perhaps the oldest of the fundamental interests recognized by this Court", and "it cannot now be doubted that the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment protects the fundamental right of parents to make decisions concerning the care, custody, and control of their children."
Family law judges have sworn to uphold the Constitution of this country.
THEY HAVE FAILED.
Citizens of The United States of America, are you going to allow this to continue, or are YOU going to take action, NOW?
A Father Of Two.