Why is this woman crying?
Her name is Marie. She is 32. She is the mother of three boys. She is a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. She has not seen her children after they were taken by CPS (Child Protective Services) in Texas. The mothers and children were taken from the church's estate, by force, under the pretext of "protecting the children". The "probable cause" was a single phone call, from an as yet undiscovered female caller that said she was sixteen and had been abused. Again, the caller has never been identified nor has she come forward nor has she been located.
Now, let me be clear: I do not support polygamy. I do not support or adhere to LDS. That being said, this situation reeks of Waco, 1993.
CPS spokeswoman Marleigh Meisner said of the operation"It's a difficult process". Yah, for the children and mothers! What was difficult for you?
The mothers are clear that the CPS lied to them:"Brenda and others were critical of CPS, saying the agency misled them as to what was to happen Monday, weren't told why the children were removed from the compound and given inaccurate messages about opportunities to meet attorneys."We got to where we said, 'We cannot believe a word you say. We cannot trust you,'" she said." Wow. Can't trust the government! Who da thunk?
The Lew Rockwell site has an excellent analysis of the constitutional issues that this huge government intrusion exposes.
There is a quote from the article that links well with one from Prairie Pravda:"Hundreds of women from the sect voluntarily followed the children…" You mean the mothers didn’t have to be compelled to follow their own children into the tender jaws of the Beast?" And from PP:" Meisner said the situation was explained and, while there were tears, the operation went smoothly." Went smoothly. Anyone wonder why the women followed their children and Miesner thought the operation "went smoothly"? How about the clue in this picture:
Now, I may be way off base here, but I bet the operation "went smoothly" and that the women followed their children because, oh, maybe there were big men with bullet proof vests and with guns on their hips herding them into buses? I don't know, but maybe.
And this screamer from Meisner on why the children were separated from their mothers:"the separation was made Monday after they( the omnipresent "experts" who provided the "advice" that "justified" this abuse of power) decided that children are more truthful in interviews about possible abuse if their parents are not around." Right. Of course. Anyone remember the horrendous McMartin Day Care Center case(in the link pay particular attention to the Country Walk , Florida case that was prosecuted by one Janet Reno. Yes, the same Janet Reno who also supervised the Branch Davidians fiasco where over eighty men, women and children were burned to death. Interestingly enough, there were also charges of child abuse within the Branch Davidians that have never been proven or even corroborated)?
Again, another case where the state knows best, the Constitution be damned. And as the government does it "for the children" they always end up "doing it to the children" and others. Always.
Update: The Daily Mail has an article where the mothers speak out