This is not intended to be inflamatory. This is not intended to be flame bait.
So, am I the only one who finds it strange that no one is talking (in the media) about the lack of an accuser and the lack of an accused at the compound in Texas? Am I the only one who finds it strange that while showing up with a warrant to check the welfare of a (one) 16 year old girl, they had sufficient equipment and personnel on hand to evacuate hundreds of women and children? Am I the only one who feels that the people should be left alone absent overwhelming evidence of imminent harm to minors? Am I the only one who is curious about the lack of such evidence? (If there were such, you can bet it would have been "leaked" to the media by now).
Societal norms aside, I have no issue with polygamy, if it is a voluntary arrangement, and all are cared for. I haven't seen any evidence, only rumors, of abuse.
Does anyone doubt the ultimate outcome of this situation? Evidence will materialize (real or fabricated) which will support the actions taken thus far, and hundreds of children's lives will continue to be disrupted. Does
anyone believe that the state can provide better, safer homes for those children than the one they were taken from? (Look around, and recall all the stories of foster care abuse) Those responsible will don their "I'm looking out for you" hats, campaign for reelection, and hundreds of lives will be destroyed.
Do we really have freedom of religion in this country? Am I the only one wondering about all this?
I love my country. I don't trust most elected (or appointed) officials.