Saturday, April 19, 2008

More on El Dorado (the Raided FLDS Ranch in Texas)

Here is a link that I hope you will visit regarding a petition I hope that you will sign.

Something egregiously wrong has transpired in Texas: On the basis of ONE, UNSUBSTANTIATED, ANONYMOUS (now believed to be FRAUDULENT) telephone call, Texas authorities invaded a Texas ranch with armored vehicles, automatic weapons, and full military gear and proceeded to rip over 400 children from their families.

Today we read that the all-knowing and all-wise State of Texas has decided to remove those children whose mothers followed them from their mothers, as well.

Most of the children are under four years of age: No one has suggested that any of these toddlers have been anything but well-cared for.

I sincerely believe this raid is being used by the Government and the media to get the people of America used to seeing people who claim to be Christians and who home school their children deprived of their Constitutional rights (and their children).

The sad thing is that Fox News has played this up as some kind of "sex" story and most people tend to agree with what was done, believing the line that these people are somehow sex perverts.

When the media say breathlessly that some girls under 18 are married and have children, it helps to remember that in Texas a 16-year-old may marry (and have kids!) with parental permission.

What is more bizarre is that Texas is overflowing with unwed teenaged mothers under the age of 18 (the fathers of some of these children are 18 or over). Where are the armored cars and CPS authorities ripping these girls' children from their hands? Virtually every public high school in San Antonio has a child care center for use during school hours by female students who are mothers.)

Moreover, Planned Parenthood routinely provides abortion for girls under the age of 18, many of whom were impregnated by men over the age of 18. By policy, Planned Parenthood does NOT report these men to the authorities. No one is getting in trouble over this.

No, I submit, the real issue is hardly marriage (let alone sex) under 18, or even polygamy. The REAL issue is people who say they believe in Jesus Christ, say they believe the Bible, who don't prefer to dress their daughters like sluts, and who prefer to home school their children.

Let me suggest that we are watching naked religious persecution take place under our very noses. (Food for thought: There are Muslim compounds in this country -- one is Islamberg in Upstate New York. As far as I am able to determine, NONE of them has had their children removed by State authorities. Muslims ALSO believe in polygamy and marriage at a young age. They also believe in honor killings. Nonetheless, their children are left alone by the authorities.)

Disclaimer: I am NOT, nor ever have been, a Mormon of any stripe or flavor. Nor am I a polygamist. Nor am I a home-schooler.

The only national media figure of which I am aware who has been making an issue of this matter is talk-radio host Michael Savage. Savage is a Jew, not a Mormon. He says this event is Fascism in our own time. The State does NOT own our children!

As Savage has pointed out, we can update the words of the German Lutheran pastor who saw and lived through the rise of Hitler and who permitted himself to be deceived by his lies:

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

--Lutheran Pastor Martin Niemöller (A German who lived through the rise and fall of Hitler)

My suggested update:

First they came for the Branch Davidians (Waco, TX, 1993)
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Branch Davidian.
Then they came for the Fundamentalist LDS (El Dorado, TX, 2008)
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Fundamentalist LDS.
Then they came for the Home Schoolers,
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Home Schooler.
Then they came for the gun owners,
and I did not speak out
because I was not a gun owner.
Then they came for me (read: a Christian, or whatever you may be)
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

Speak out now, or expect no one to speak out for you when they come for you or your loved ones.

UPDATE: In addition to Michael Savage, Dr. Rusty Shackleford of The Jawa Report has been on the same wavelength -- smelling a rat and telling it like it is.

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