On occasion I agree with Mr. Farah
Question: What’s worse for children than to have parents who are members of a polygamy cult?
Answer: To have the state for parents.
And that’s just what has happened in Texas following the state’s raid on the so-called polygamy compound.
The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, a misnamed bureaucracy if ever there was one, has demanded the children seized by the state and placed in foster care be immunized immediately against the wishes of their mothers, who fear negative effects.
Ahh, but those mothers are no longer mothers, explains Patrick Crimmins, spokesman for the department.
“We’re the legal parents of the children and we would like for them to be immunized,” he said.
Now, I’m the first to recognize the mothers in this case have made some objectively poor decisions about their lives. However, does anyone really believe Crimmins and his state bureaucrats really care more for these children than do their mothers? How have these mothers abrogated their parental rights? What crime have they committed? With what are they being charged? Why are they losing custody of their children? Have these children been abused or neglected? All of them? How?
…add into the mix fathers who have children with several different women. I know this did cross your mind. Parent also need to know that in many states if you divorce your spouse your child become wards of the state, look into the laws, and one last very important note, those who control the children control the future.
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Last month’s raid of the ‘yearning for Zion Ranch’ came after someone called a domestic abuse hot line – claiming to be a pregnant 16-year old. The girl has never been found.
update may 20 2008
Polygamy Trail Leads to Colorado
Texas Rangers Take Part in Arrest of Woman Who Allegedly Made Hoax Call in Colorado
Texas Rangers participated in the arrest of a Colorado woman who allegedly pretended to be a girl locked in a basement. The Rangers were in the state as part of their investigation into the Texas polygamy custody battle, local police told ABC News.
It was unclear if the arrest was related to the phone call from a woman who claimed to be a 16-year-old girl, a phone call that sparked what has become one of the largest child custody cases in U.S. history.
Officials in Texas raided a polygamist compound and took 416 children into custody after an abuse hotline received a series of phone calls from the purported teen who said she was being held at the compound. The girl, who called herself Sarah, said she was being physically and sexually abused by her adult husband, court documents say.
Texas child protection lawyers have said they believe the girl does exist, even though they have not found her.
But ABC News has learned that Texas Rangers flew to Colorado Springs, Colo., and participated in the arrest of a 33-year-old woman who was charged with filing a false report.
The FBI also told ABC News it is assisting local police in the investigation. Colorado Springs police said in a statement that “The Texas Rangers were in Colorado Springs Wednesday as part of their investigation involving the compound in Texas.”
Colorado Springs police said they arrested Rozita Swinton last night on local charges of pretending to be a girl locked in a basement, claiming abuse and calling authorities for help.
Local police said Swinton had been under investigation for some time on that accusation, but police made an immediate arrest after the Texas Rangers became involved.
“This arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred in Colorado Springs in February of this year,” Colorado Springs Police said in a statement. “The Texas Rangers were in Colorado Springs yesterday as part of their investigation involving the compound in Texas. They left and have not filed any charges on Rozita Swinton as of this time. ”
I know this isn’t a funny topic, but this just made me laugh