While it appears that the Supreme Court decision to not require a court appointed attorney for non custodial parents facing incarceration for failure to pay child support is a blow to parental rights, nothing could be further from the truth.
If you read a little further into the decision you find that they determined that State courts must conduct such proceedings in a fundamentally fair manner. For those of you who labor under the delusion that this ruling is just a reiteration of rights parents were already entitled to as citizens living under the constitution of the United States please allow me to disabuse you of that notion.
Perhaps it might do each of you some good to spend an afternoon down at your local Family Court watching them dispatch these matters with all the delicacy and deliberate consideration of a professional dodge ball tournament.
And that, friends and neighbors, is so very hard to forget.
Shouldn't folk who get too far out on the limb have to hang there a while suffering for all to see lest everyone get too rambunctious during the next acorn harvest.
Isn't it basically the depression babies who fueled the greatest economic boom in the history of the world with a savvy mix of hard work, thrift and consumerist consumption for the benefit of their less industrious offspring.
These sombitches here have only seen the consumption side of that equation.
So the point is maybe it's more than just dogma and ignorance that is carrying the day.