Donít Let The British Kidnap Your Children Too!
by Bill Rounds
How to Vanish
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Did you know
the British government kidnapped children? On one level How To Vanish
is just a fun way to legally hack the system and try and beat the
house. On another level, it can be used as a tool to save money
and prevent money from being taken. At the most important level
it is a tool to help people avoid the loss of fundamental freedoms
and to keep
families secure and free from forces that would separate them,
including blackmail, kidnapping, and other serious crimes. I recently
came across an example which falls into the last category.
and Carissa Smith are two British women who had similar problems.
Both were expectant mothers and both were at risk of British social
services taking (kidnapping) their babies once they were born, so
they both relocated to Spain.
British authorities declared Ms. Coote to be unable to keep her
child because she had a low IQ and had an inability to show emotion.
After learning that England would not allow a mother like this keep
her children, Ms. Cootes parents offered to act as foster
parents to their grandchild. They were rejected because Mr. Coote
had previously smacked his children to discipline them, like many
people old enough to be grandparents used to do. Similarly, the
Brits decided that Ms. Smiths kidnapped children were more
happy than they would have been with their mother because she was
diagnosed as narcissistic. Thus, if you are a celebrity in England
and have, or are thinking of having children, pay very close attention.
I have no knowledge
of the details of the diagnoses and I dont condone child abuse,
but it seems that there was no real risk of immediate harm to the
children and, even if there was, other responsible family members
who were capable of preventing harm were available to help.
While in Spain,
British authorities caught up to Ms. Smith while she was still in
the hospital after having her baby and took her baby away from her.
I dont know how England still had the authority for the baby
kidnapping while she was still in Spain, but they found a way. Ms.
Coote, on the other hand, was not bothered by the British while in
Spain. Here is what Ms.
Smith could have done, where legal, to avoid having her family
In the case
of these women, both moved to Spain. Becoming a resident
of another jurisdiction can be a good way to escape arbitrary
and unjust legal action. This increases the resources needed to
enforce an arbitrary law and acts as a second opinion.
Law enforcement is less concerned with the re-election statistics
of another jurisdiction, prefers to spend their budget on their
own problems and will avoid enforcing laws that they dont
like. The precious law enforcement resources will only be allocated
if the local jurisdiction is convinced it is compelling. Plus, the
chances of the two jurisdictions sharing information is less likely,
especially if it is across national borders. Unless it is illegal
to flee the jurisdiction, this can be a powerful option all by itself.
It was at least sufficient for Ms. Coote. There is even the possibility
of crossing multiple borders to make it harder for the kidnappers
to follow the Pampers trail.
found out about the whereabouts of Ms. Smith. Using ghost
addresses when checking into the hospital, staying with friends,
renting or purchasing a property in trust could help to keep your
actual physical location from being known. It is hard to kidnap
your baby if they cant find your baby. And I dont recommend
hiding your baby in a reed basket and sending it down the Nile.
In this case
Ms. Smith went to the hospital to have her baby. It was there that
the British government found her. Having your name vanish from hospital
records is a hard trick to perform. It is hard to go
off the grid for serious medical procedures. There are a few
options, but some people might rather take their chances with simple
jurisdiction hopping. Avoiding the hospital and using a service
like a mid-wife is an alternative, but it might not be for everyone.
Going to a country that doesnt have electronic medical records
which can be searched by government officials is another alternative.
I bet 4 out of 5 doctors would not recommend leaving the hospital
right away so be sure to follow your doctors advice on how
long to stay, but I would hope you dont linger longer than
Where it is
not illegal to do so, using these techniques and the others found
in the book How
To Vanish can be used to prevent being subject to laws which
destroy families and will hopefully reduce the number of kidnapped
children. You probably want to ask your lawyer
the consequences of similar actions in your own case before taking
any action. These, and other tips in How To Vanish may be
useful to help save some money, or even your family. Using anonymous
prepaid credit cards, anonymous
web surfing, and other techniques can prevent disclosures that
lead to serious consequences.
with permission from How to
Rounds, J.D. is a California attorney. He holds a degree in Accounting
from the University of Utah and a law degree from California
Western School of Law. He practices civil litigation, domestic
and foreign business entity formation and transactions, criminal
defense and privacy law. He is a strong advocate of personal and
financial freedom and civil liberties.
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