Govabuse.org, a group claiming to fight corruption in family courts and foster care programs has planned a national day of protest for Friday, August 12.
Govabuse cites constitutional arguments for reforming the states' family courts. The most convincing argument is that appointment of judges compromises the court's independence.
For the most part, those expected to attend the protests hail from the far right of the political spectrum. The most visible supporters draw from libertarian and small government doctrines. This fact has caused worry that the protests are not completely sincere in their legal purpose, but are demonstrations of prevailing political moods.
It should be noted, however, that Govabuse's plank does not appear designed to simply please small government conservatives, the Tea Party, or libertarians. For example, the group recommends extending financial assistance to families in distress to prevent children from being taken into protective custody.