Sunday, April 20, 2008
The American Civil Liberties Union and Some Polygamists
I do find it troubling that the raid on a Polygamist group called "Yearning for Zion" was based on a possible crank phone call. Now that the raid has taken place, it would appear that there is evidence of some forms of abuse. What those are, are not clear. The question now is whether or not the rights of the children and the members of this church or cult whatever you want to call it, were violated. The ACLU thinks so. I am not sure how I feel about this, so I am throwing it out there. While there are so many that are FREAKING OUT about phone tapping etc., does this fall under freedom of religion or an invasion of privacy or an illegal search and seizure case? I am not sure I feel comfortable that the police can knock down my door and take my child because of a bogus phone call. Now of course there is the concern of the welfare of the children this point is duly noted. But I feel a bit uneasy about the manner in which this occurred and apparently so does the ACLU. I hate agreeing with the anti-civil-liberties-union, but I just might this time. Just because illegal activity was found after the raid, doesn't make the raid justified. I'm just sayin'.