We don’t do this in a free country.

It’s a disgrace that the state of Texas has pulled over 400 children away from their parents because of the allegations of one person, and more likely, because of the fact that these people follow a weird and aberrant religion. I don’t abide some of the ridiculous religious views of this sect, but to seize these children from their parents in this fashion is wrong, anti-American, shades of Waco. Martin Niemoller’s haunting words, regarding the Nazis in Germany, ought to be our marching orders as patriots:

First they came for the Communists,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn’t speak up,
because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time there was no one
left to speak up for me.

The state of Texas has overstepped its authority by a country mile. Sad that the response has been pretty minimal. The price of freedom is eternal vigilance; most Americans appear to be asleep at the switch.

3 responses »

  1. Mark Merritt says:

    I’m afraid you’re right, Byron.

    Even though their actions and lifestyles are mostly bizarre and sometimes downright disgusting.

    Even though polygamy is a felony.

    Even if the Gvt wanted to pursue legal action against the sect, it didn’t have to be done that way. At all.

    This was not a ‘Davidian’ group who was stockpiling illegal weapons, as far as I know.

    On the first day of court, there was ONE judge to oversee the court proceedings for hundreds of defendants + their lawyers = anarchy, mayhem.

    At least they could have waited a number of days while they freed up access to what they needed. Very poor planning – if any. Knee-jerk PC reaction as well.

    Other than that, I’m mostly ambivalent about it 🙂 ha ha

    Really, I agree that there IS a dark side to all of this. Almost sinister or conspiratory. The government needs to be checked and balanced by We The People.

  2. jen elslager says:

    So what would the solution have been to protect these little girls?

  3. Ricky says:

    While I agree to take those kids from their Mothers was wrong, I think something should have been done. One has to ask, was it the will of those young girls to be wed off at such a young age? I doubt so.

    I think the best solution may have been the removal of the males, and let the kids stay with their mothers. Since “Brother Uncle Sam” stepped in, then he should foot the bill.

    But in the end, perhaps “we the people” should stay out of such things, and let God handle the outcome.

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