Saving Mormons from themselves…

We’ve all heard the Big Story from Texas.  From headlines like, “400 children saved from Mormon sect amid allegations of abuse” (Times Online April 9), you might have gotten the idea that our politicians have prevented an American Holocaust by taking these “people from 1870” into “protective custody.”

Yet amidst all the denials of religious persecution, we’ve not asked an important question: “what happens to these kids now? 

History suggests that the real horrors are about to begin for these kids.  Odds are high that they will be abused by their foster parents to a degree that makes their previous troubles look like joy. 

I know that statistics are often used by Satan, and I confess that I’ve not yet researched the primary sources for these figures allegedly from The National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN).  Even so, and pending further investigation, here’s a breakdown of cases per 100,000 kids:

 

 

Physical

Abuse

Sexual

Abuse

Neglect

Medical

Neglect

Fatalities

CPS-related

160

112

410

14

6.4

Parents

59

13

241

12

1.5

 

If these statistics do indeed mean anything, we should’ve left those Texas kids alone rather than let them fall into the clutches of the positively Orwellian Child Protective Services!

Regardless of the exact figures, however, it’s ancient history that politicians are continually whipping up trouble to validate their powers over us. 

We’re bad, we’re told, and need to be punished.

OK, so perhaps we’re bad.  No denying it. 

But don’t ever forget who has always been worse.

 

 

 

 

 

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