Thursday, May 22, 2008

CPS again

The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals in Austin said CPS had no right to seize over 400 Fundamentalist Mormon children in a raid on FLDS Yearning for Zion ranch. The appeals court ruling gives a lower-court judge 10 days to release the children. The state may appeal to the Texas Supreme Court.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Doesn't all of this seem eerily similar to the Branch Davidian debacle in Waco some 15 years ago?

I believe it is all about a particular entity looking for a channel to make themselves look good. In regards to Waco, the authorities had plenty of opportunites to apprehend Vernon Howell(aka David Koresh)in the city of Waco. It was common knowledge of several places such as restaurants that were popular hangout spots for him. But they wanted to make it look dramatic, so they chose another option. We all know the outcome. And to think that tanks were used for the first time on American soil.

While I strongly disagree with Mormon group's theology, there is no doubt that their constitutional rights were violated. What makes it right to use Gestapo-like tactics to forcefully remove children from their parents care.Some of the reasons given were based on hearsay on top of that.

But I feel that all of this runs much deeper than mere violation of law. The fleshly nature of man craves attention and accolades. What better way for the CPS to achieve this than to barnstorm a facility and rescue these poor children from imminent danger.Plus they knew their actions would be known all around the world within a matter of minutes through modern technology. Might the efforts also serve someone within the CPS as a stepping stone toward a job promotion?