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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

So, seen anything good on TV lately? Uh, no. I'm a cultist.

From today's Washington Post: "Just a fraction of the children taken from a polygamist sect's ranch remain in foster care after parents traveled this sprawling state to reunite their families. "

I feel that if the state could take the kids away and put them with foster families, and this action was overturned by the courts, then the state should have to get those kids back to their families. These people should not have to pay to traverse Texas to retrieve what should not, according to the courts, have been taken from them in the first place.

Personally, I think these cults are weird, but it is not my life. If the authorities find that children are being abused then I applaud them for addressing the issue. However, if they merely disagree with the cultists way of living simply because it is not the norm, then they have no business getting involved.

It's complicated, I know. I could argue for and against both sides. But how very American to dictate how people should, and should not, live.