What's wrong with VAWA? In the first place, VAWA is very gender discriminatory. Its fundamental assumption is that men are naturally batterers and women are naturally victims. In other words, men are always wrong and women must always be believed without any fear of being punished for committing perjury. Even the title of VAWA, Violence Against Women, is discriminatory. VAWA assumes there is no violence against men and in fact VAWA doesn't provide services for men who are victims of domestic violence. Another problem is that the feminists have so broadened the definition of domestic violence that it doesn't have to be violent and can be whatever a women alleges.
Feminist recipients of this law's handouts use the money to lobby legislators, judges and prosecutors on the taxpayers' dime (which they are not supposed to do), and the results are generally harmful to all concerned.
The law should encourage counseling when appropriate and voluntary, as well as programs to help couples terminate the use of illegal drugs. Every spending bill, including VAWA, should be subject to rigorous auditing procedures in order to curb waste and fraud and to establish accountability. Listen to the radio commentary here: