[ExI] flds raid, was general repudiation...

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Wed Apr 30 15:22:59 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 30, 2008 at 3:17 PM, spike wrote:
>  Agreed that the FLDS people were doing wrong.  The critical question now
>  becomes this: if I show you a neighborhood with teen pregnancy numbers
>  similar to these, is the government obligated to go into that neighborhood
>  and seize all the children who live there?

If we lived in a total surveillance, totalitarian society where every
lawbreaker was punished, then 'Yes'.

But we don't. We live a sort-of-free society where highlighted
lawbreakers are punished to deter others from similar misbehaviour.
The FLDS broke Utah laws and then moved to Texas because they thought
Texas was an easier ride. From Texas POV that had to be dealt with.
(Bit like the Wesley Snipes tax case).

Sure, it's not fair. But life isn't fair.  Just hope you aren't the
one they make an example of.

I never really grumble about the occasional speeding fine (after the
red rage clears, that is!).
I just remember the other 3052 times when I wasn't fined.


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