As many of you have been reading in the news, over 400 children were taking from their parents down in Texas. Yes, they were polygamists, and yes there was a (single) phone call reporting sexual abuse. But shouldn't we all be a little concerned over the response to that phone call? The authorities have swooped in and affected the lives of hundreds of families, all because they have the same religious belief.
I am not a supporter of polygamy in any way, shape or form. I am certainly not an advocate of teen age brides, and forced marriages. But now things are really starting to look fishy down in Texas. It looks like the phone call that started this whole mess didn't even come from a member of the community, but from somebody who likes to call the police and report made up crimes
So, as I see it, we have a random trouble maker pose as a young woman and claim to be abused. The authorities swoop in and take hundreds of kids from their parents because there might be sexual abuse in all of these families? Because they live in the same compound?
Isn't that what makes America grand? You're not arrested because you might be doing something wrong, or your neighbor is doing something wrong, rather you're arrested because there is evidence that you've actually committed a crime!
My neighbors and I all live in the same suburb, and most of us attend the same church. So if my neighbor is accused of sexual abuse, will my kids be taken away too? Will I be forced to take a DNA test, to prove that my kids are my own?
And where is the ACLU in all of this? The organization that is supposed to be protecting our civil liberties? They are trying to get the word God taken off the Indiana license plate.
It's all a little frustrating.