Perhaps it is because I'm fully immersed in my new favorite book (which I hope there's some grassroots movement in the LDS Church I can join that wants to adopt it as canon), "Mere Christianity" by C.S. Lewis, that I am feeling an extra amount of gratitude for this Nation of Freedoms these past couple of days.
It may be, then, that what I am reading is also cause for the outrage and violent nausea I am also feeling regarding the gross abuse of power by the state of Texas and Judge Walther in the raid on the FLDS ranch and the courts decision to remove over 430 children from their parents. Or maybe this is just something that is horribly wrong and needs to be dealt with, and the good book I'm reading is unfortunately lumped together with this post.
I really don't have the right words to explain how I feel, but to try and make my point without going on forever:
If we are to continue down this slippery path, every time some sicko scout-master or priest goes and touches some little boy or girl, it will now be the state of Texas' (and soon, the whole nation's) obligation to go and remove all the children in the neighborhood of the offense. Parents have no rights anymore. The State knows what's best for your kids, and God has no part in that. People who believe in God are weird and not to be trusted. Wait, that's just Christians.
Good bloggers out there will take note that I have appropriately labeled this under "Rants."