Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Wall Is Cracking

GRITS FOR BREAKFAST has an intelligent discussion brewing over Mohave County Judge Steven Conn's decision to accept the stipulation of both the defense and the prosecution in Warren Jeffs' Arizona case.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/2010/02/az-judge-suppresses-evidence-from.html

Bottom line: the mountain of evidence submitted by Michael Piccarreta alleging that the YFZ Ranch raid court orders and evidence seizures were illegal has gotten the attention of at least one judge. One would think that many humans in public service have an instinctive animus towards the practitioners of plural marriage. Look at the Rozita Swinton prosecution. In a multitude of states, the prosecution and law enforcement community is collaborating to build a wall of silence and obfuscation. A vast array of polygamy-haters is doing its best to keep the wall from cracking.

"The FLDS are grooming young boys to become sex abusers"

"The babies (male and female) are at risk of imminent physical harm"

"FLDS leaders systematically fracture the bones of all the children"

"At least 25 girls under the age of 15 were pregnant"

"All YFZ Ranch residents were residents of a single family dwelling"

"The FLDS religion (Mormonism) constitutes a culture of abuse"

"Pubic hairs were discovered in FLDS beds"

"The FLDS plan to take over the political machinery in Texas"

"FLDS marriage ceremonies are inherently criminal"

"Dale Evans Barlow can be in Arizona and Texas at the same time"

Come on, people! If you embrace this hysteria, you are like the Judeans of 33 A.D. who lusted for the crucifixion of the Nazarene for performing too many miracles and for catching the Pharisees in their false doctrines. As one blogger put it, Warren Jeffs was probably the real culprit in the Kennedy assassination.

I admit, there are a few people I passionately dislike. However, it is entirely beneath me to stoop to using legal machinations unjustly to make their lives miserable and confiscate their children.

So, here's what I think: the wall is cracking. Barbarous Wart-hog can't go on forever punishing the FLDS at the expense of justice. Judge Steven Conn has seen the light. The Texas Appeals courts can see the light. The raid was a shameless cabal. The conspirators/(-trices) muddied the evidence and lied about their collusion. You simply cannot cover up this much dirtyness forever. This is the stuff of a good Eastwood movie. How many movies have you seen where the corrupt government official commits evil and fraud, and the poor protagonist(s) struggles for 95 minutes to expose the dastardly deceit? It's formulaic. The tide is turning (just like the support for Obaminacare). Pretty soon, the perpetrators will be running for deeper cover and pointing fingers at each other.

I'm not calling for my gracious readers to revere me or Warren Jeffs (or any mortal man, for that matter), I'm simply saying that we should esteem justice, not lies. The Constitution was set aside in the 1860's, but that is no excuse for us to trample on its precepts.

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