This just in -
Court: Texas had no right to take polygamists' kids
Let there be no confusion, I am LDS not FLDS. I do not support polygamy nor do I support underage marriages or even arranged marriages. I don't condone any crimes that occur within the FLDS compound. Not one bit.
But I also don't support breaking laws and robbing someone of their privacy rights. I was absolutely DISGUSTED when I heard the news of Child Services raiding the compound taking hundreds of children into custody.
They were roped in and led out like a herd of cattle all based on one phone call claiming rape and most likely years of misunderstanding and prejudice.
Bring the offenders to justice and protect the children, but don't take hundreds of children away from their mothers based on a phone call or a fear of endangerment not supported by evidence. If there are wrongdoings, do your job and support it by gathering evidence and going through the proper judicial process.
I don't see how it is in the child's best interest to take them away from their mothers without knowing if any wrongdoing occured and then hand them out to foster parents across the State. Or better yet keep them in another compound that has such poor conditions you have to later move them due to reported illnesses. That is really looking out for the children!
Just because something is "different" or we don't understand it or we fear it, doesn't mean our laws can be violated. Somebody needs to tell that to Child Protective services - and George Bush for that matter.
Everyone has rights, even children and women who have multiple marriage partners and look like mindless drones. As Americans, we need to preserve and protect their rights.
15 of the 31 suspected underage females are actually of age. 1 of them is 27! Another great example of superb work by our government's social programs!