Two Sides of Governmental Overreach
The FLDS Polygamy Sect
Congratulations to the Texas Supreme Court for upholding an Appeals Court decision that CPS over reached in its decision to take over 450 children from their parents based on a single phone call later determined to likely be a hoax.
CPS should be ashamed of its behavior. I understand and appreciate the very real motives of individuals to protect children from abuse, but this was a definite episode of “government gone wild.” It is obvious that CPS could and should have simply investigated the few cases of potential wrong-doing without the melodrama, hype, and abusive governmental power ripping young children from their families.
Let me mention here that I am opposed to the lifestyle of the FLDS sect in El Dorado. But I also find it interesting that so many people are up in arms over this “Old Testament” polygamist practice when barely taking notice anymore of our educational system training youngsters how to apply condoms to bananas so they can indulge in sexual relations like rabbits. I automatically pause and seriously reevaluate anytime I find myself on the same side as the ACLU on any issue, but on this one, they were right (which in turn shows just how egregiously wrong CPS was).
CPS so over reached in their accusations against the FLDS sect, that if their standards were applied to themselves (CPS) for the trauma they inflicted on those children, criminal charges might actually be in order. Family is sacred, and the state must have compelling proof of serious misconduct before it interferes in any way. It is sad and surprising that Christians are so easily resigned to rampant abortions and out-of-wedlock births with absent fathers, but accept relatively stable, law-abiding families being persecuted to the point of having their children taken from them with no proof of wrongdoing.
Just to clarify, I’m NOT talking about under-aged girls being married, which the state has a legitimate interest in preventing (like the use of drugs in “religious” rituals). But this was suspected in very few cases, maybe a dozen or so. Many of these children were 5 to 9 years old, many were boys, and no one believes girls of this age were being “married.”
If this action by CPS had been allowed to stand, it could have been another precedent in the ongoing efforts by some in eventually making it easier for the state to take our children away when main-stream Christianity becomes the “weird religion” that children should be protected from – which is slowly but surely happening now. Think I’m kidding?
Even now, in addition to Massachusetts’s forced homosexual indoctrination of school children (no parental exemption allowed), it has been proposed in Massachusetts to make spanking illegal. (Currently, it is illegal in 15 nations, including Israel, to spank your child even in the privacy of your own home, and the UN, true to form, is all over this.) What will happen to Christian families that fail to comply?
The do-gooder in Massachusetts driving this horribly miss-led effort is a deceived “Christian” named Susan Lawrence who apparently believes the Holy Spirit was only joking when He inspired the writing of Proverbs 22:15; “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child; The rod of discipline will remove it far from him” and Proverbs 23:14, 15; “Do not hold back discipline from the child, although you strike him with the rod, he will not die. You shall strike him with the rod and rescue his soul from Sheol.” This proposal in Massachusetts effectively outlaws these scriptures, and will undoubtedly punish those families who follow them!
Let’s see: God’s wisdom vs. Susan Lawrence, Massachusetts, and the UN’s secular-humanist policies. Hmmm…not that close a call in my book. Perhaps CPS should busy themselves with parents who don’t spank their children, who teach their children no morals, no values, no integrity; who uphold no standards whatsoever, and allow anything to go.
Islamic Indoctrination comes to Friendswood Junior High
On the other hand, the government’s extreme non-protection of youngsters comes through a school in Friendswood that brought Islamic indoctrination into the classroom, even though liberals are apoplectic at the thought of Judeo-Christian prayer or education in school. (This year, Katy Taylor dropped their prayer at graduation in favor of a poem. I was unimpressed.) Parents were not given advance notice of this bizarre event, and that is astonishing considering the culprit. It’s an organization called CAIR; the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
CAIR is actually an Islamic terrorist front organization. M.A. Khalili is one of the CAIR representatives claiming that CAIR has no such affiliations. He’s either ignorant or lying through his teeth.
One of CAIR’s founding Board Members of the Texas branch was convicted in 2006 of having financial ties to high-ranking terrorists. Other former staffers have also been convicted. CAIR is known and recognized by even “moderate” Muslims as being an extremist organization with overt ties to terrorist organizations ranging from Hamas to Al Qaida. Furthermore, it represents only about 5,000 Muslims compared to the 6 to 8 million Muslims who live in the U.S. (You can find out a lot more about CAIR at HYPERLINK “http://www.anti-cair-net.org” www.anti-cair-net.org, an exhaustive collection of detailed information and news reports about CAIR, its terrorist ties, criminal convictions of personnel, pictures and quotes of leaders, and on-going investigations.)
The truth is that Islam is both a religion and a political ideology. The ideology is world domination, and that ideology is our enemy. Omar Ahmad, Co-Founder of CAIR nationally, said “… Islam isn’t in America to be equal to any other faiths, but to become dominant. The Koran, the Muslim book of scripture, should be the highest authority in America, and Islam the only accepted religion on Earth.” Who needs a Constitution when we can just implement Sharia?
Ibrahim Hooper, a CAIR Spokesman, said “I wouldn’t want to create the impression that I wouldn’t like the government of the United States to be Islamic sometime in the future…But I’m not going to do anything violent to promote that. I’m going to do it through education.” (Emphasis mine.)
Regarding Khalili’s denials, in the mindset and theology of a Muslim, lying is an honorable thing to do if it furthers Islam, which was clearly the intent of this attempted indoctrination, which is the only accurate description when the students were told in this assembly that “Allah is God for all human beings.” I’m sure that was quiet a disconcerting idea to Christian students, and especially their parents, although the anti-Christian ACLU hasn’t taken much interest so far. I guess it’s the old “enemy of my enemy is my friend” mentality.
Letting a kinder, gentler terrorist front organization into our classrooms – especially without warning parents and letting them opt-out their children – borders on the criminal. Eighty years ago, who would have been so foolish as to have allowed an anti-Semitic Nazi front organization into our classrooms under the guise of cultural-sensitivity training? Principal Robin Lowe apparently thought something like that was acceptable, and even considered it important enough to proceed despite being told to not hold the event.
Principal Lowe (who reportedly told students her sister, niece, and nephew are Muslim) should have been fired. As of this writing, she’s apparently been reassigned, which is better than nothing. But now, the school Superintendant Trish Hanks is being criticized for her handling of the situation. I disagree! I’m frankly pleasantly surprised to see a professional educator with some common sense and backbone!
I trust that most of the Friendswood community is not like some of the people being quoted in the Houston Chronicle saying much of this was no big deal, and that what happened to Principal Lowe was just a “witch hunt.” Tom Burke is quoted as saying “…this community has been embarrassed.” If so, the fault of the embarrassment lies at the feet of miss-guided people like him (and Principal Lowe) attempting to appear wise and broad minded when in reality, they’re blinded by the foolishness of political correctness and multiculturalism. Hopefully, the people of Friendswood – and the rest of America – will soon prove to be a community and nation that ceases to invite America’s enemies into its children’s classrooms.