Posts Tagged ‘Polygamy’

Did Romney (FLDS) Drop out of the Republican Race Becuase He Was Promised the Vice Presidency? Romney (FLDS) Member to Fill in For John McCain at Republican Texas Nominating Committee

In politics on June 2, 2008 at 3:27 am
Romney (FLDS) was running a close second to McCain but he suddenly out of the blue dropped out of the race.  I personally want to know was he promised to be the vice-presidential nominee if he dropped out of the race? This question is looming harder and harder in my mind as I read that Mitt Romney will be filling in for John McCain at the Texas Republican Nominating Convention.  According to the Houston Chronicle,

“Presumptive Republican nominee U.S. Sen. John McCain is passing on the Texas GOP convention next week, but he has announced that former presidential contender Mitt Romney will speak in his place. Romney is believed to be on McCain’s short list for vice president. “

We all know the enormous amount of money Romney spent in the Republican Race and then how he just suddenly dropped out.  Maybe he saved his money so he could buy his way into the Vice Presidency.  Finally though I am putting FLDS behind his name I honestly don’t have a problem with is being a Mormon, I may have problems that he came from a polygamous household and wonder if John McCain chooses Mitt Romney what this means to little girls getting their menstrual cycles early becoming the prey of men as old and older than John McCain.  I caught Romney’s conservative speech on CSPAN and it sent chills down my spine as a woman.  I’m sure in private what he had to say about black people would send chills down my spine also. 

It is telling that Romney (FLDS) is speaking before the Texas State Republican Convention as a fill-in for Presumptive nominee John McCain at a time when the Texas State Supreme court is due to return 400 children to a Ranch teeming with child molesters and complacent and complacent adult women.  As a former FLDS member appears on Nancy Grace almost daily talking about the abuses to women and children suffered by she and other women almost daily by FLDS.  The Republican committee trots out FLDS to speak to one of the largest Republican delegations in the country.  Finally Romney is around fifty but polygamy was outlawed by the Mormon church 100 years ago, therefore to have come from a polygamous household, Romney must be FLDS,

I am not objecting to a Mormon in the White House.  I’ve been friends with Mormons who were just great people and I am really impressed with the Mormon Attorney General of Utah.  He is not afraid to stand up for the rights of women and children.  However, when I heard Romney speak I was so disappointed with his total self absorption and intolerance for anyone who did not believe the way he did.  It was shocking considering we would have to get over his coming from a polygamous lifestyle.   FLDS publicly espouses racism.  If Mitt Romney becomes the Vice President of the United States it will set this country back centuries in terms of women’s and minority rights. 

 Finally if McCain chooses Romney he will definitely bring into question whether McCain is a pervert and is making visits to the FLDS ranch in his free time.  We all are aware that Cindy McCain is a whopping twenty years younger than McCain.  Who knows maybe he’s ripe for a twelve year old now. 




Detroit Free Press Reporting “Deceit Big Obstacle in Sect Case” Sect Members Pathological Liars

In Crime, politics on June 1, 2008 at 4:54 am

What is coming to light is that the folks at the Yearning for Zion Ranch and maybe all FLDS members are pathological liars.  I have heard on Nancy Grace about the torture of babies by a Former FLDS member, this is how indoctrination is started.  This is why it is so difficult to actually find out what’s going on at this ranch. 

According to the Detroit Pressquoting Mark Shurtleff,  Attorney General of Utah:

“These are people who have been taught from the cradle that outsiders are bad, that government is evil, until they fear us more than they fear their abusers,”

The articlealso highlights the tactics that FLDS members use to keep from being identified.

“In a filing to the Texas Supreme Court, lawyers for the Department of Family and Protective Services said collecting evidence was difficult. Girls routinely switched names and identified themselves as mothers of other women’s children.”

Finally, it the article also highlights the fact that FLDS members don’t consider their actions and words as lies but as a means to protect their family.  Mary Mackert a former FLDS member was interviewed and she indicated the following:

“That comes as no surprise to Mary Mackert, a former FLDS member who, as a child in a polygamous family, said she was taught that her behavior could determine whether her father ended up in jail.

Her mother, she said, rehearsed lies with her children: When her father spent the night at his other wives’ houses? “Daddy’s a traveling salesman.” Why didn’t the family attend the mainstream Mormon church? “Daddy’s a Catholic.”

By the time Mackert was married — at 17, to a 50-year-old — lying was second nature, she said. When her husband was in public with her, he would ask their children to “come to Grandpa.”

“You didn’t think of it as lying. It’s your duty and your responsibility to protect those who are living the principle,” Mackert said. “They’re going to lie to protect their prophet and the head of their family.”  “

Finally the article discusses the almost unlimited cash flow the Ranch has from what they claim are FLDS businesses but which I personally believe is a front for nasty old men to pay to have sex with little girls and the ranch is essentially breeding and selling children.  From what I have heard observed and read.  There is far too much of an emphasis on getting little girls pregnant and then turning aorund and getting their daughters pregnanat. 

This blogger is not condemong polygamy, she is condemning a lifestyle that appears to be based not on consensual, aware, contemplative adults, but elderly men purchasing an unlimited amount of little girls, raping and impregnating them and then sending them to the welfare office.  This is what I find problematic.  Warren Jeffs should be under the jail and never let out! 

Fed Will Review Crimes Associated with Polygamy

In Crime on June 1, 2008 at 4:23 am

According to the Dallas Morning News and the Associated Press:

“Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says a federal prosecutor has been assigned to look for ways to help tackle the problems associated with polygamy in Southwestern states. In a letter sent Monday to Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff and Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard, Reid says the justice department can strengthen efforts to combat crime within polygamous groups. “

The Nevada Democrat says he’s also asked top state and federal law enforcement officers in his state to get involved.





FLDS Ranch Members Accessories to the Crime of Rape, Molestation, and Child Trafficking

In Crime, politicians, politics on May 31, 2008 at 8:14 am

It seems pretty clear to me that the residents of the Zion Ranch are as guilty as HELL as it relates to these young women.  First of all if they were even on the Ranch when Warren Jeffs was separately and at different times marrying two twelves year olds, and two fourteen year olds they are guilty of a crime.  According to Kovach and Johnson of the New York Times,

“Investigators said family marriage records seized in the April raid of the group’s compound, the Yearning for Zion ranchin Eldorado, Tex., suggested that the sect’s leader, Warren S. Jeffs, had “spiritually” wed at least four under-age girls, two of them 14 at the time, the other two 12. “

This seems pretty clear to me that if a whole commune sits back and allows one man to “connect” with four underage children then this is crime.  The argument offered that parents and the courts can give permission for these marriages is bogus.  He’s already married.  Polygamy is illegal. So any other way he connects to these children is rape or statutory rape.  Since the admitted living situation is communal living where on the ranch no child belongs to the parent the belong to the ranch, then when spiritual unions occur on the Ranch then they are all accessories to the crimes of molestation, and rape. 

It has been reported that the men of the ranch go away and send money to the ranch for their child brides.  If this is happening across states lines this is trafficking in children.  This is clearly illegal under Federal statutes and I am seriously questioning in my mind whether FLDS receives money from men who want child brides, furthermore the very act of recruiting members who join  and pay for a child bride is human trafficking to me.  I don’t know what the supreme court of Texas calls it but it looks illegal if it’s not. 

Finally, in the  FLDS case I am heavily questioning the role of corruption in this case.  I am also aware that the FLDS has threatened political officials with some sort of massive voter takeover with their 300 votes and to overthrow and run the local government out of town which it has been reported they’ve done in other places.  Miguel Bustillo and Nicholas Riccardi of the Los Angelos Times write:

“The town also was abuzz over an anticipated mass voter registration by the FLDS. Hours after the court first ruled against the state, two members of the sect walked into the county clerk’s office and requested 300 voter registration forms, a potentially tide-turning number in a county with 1,800 voters.”

Everyone has the right to vote but when voting is used to intimidate a town because a commune is performing illegal acts.  This is reprehensible.  This is why the town, state, and Federal government must do their jobs in prosecuting these individuals for their acts against women and children. 

There is still a big question mark on what the role of corrupt politicians, corrupt judges is. I seriously suspect that certain men in Texas are receiving money or child bride favors for protecting this prostitution/mistress ring.  Furthermore, some media outlets are providing a platform for the FLDS which almost appears to be a commercial for this type of lifestyle.  I even observed on commentator trying to put words in the mouth of a FLDS women he was interviewing when she was about to get caught in a lie.  The lie was no members of the FLDS were not welfare recipients but he helped her clean up this lie.  It was totally awful.  I wonder if higher up in this media organization plan to take a trip to the Zion ranch soon or other FLDS locations and get a spiritual bride that their wife probably does not know about. 


Polygamy, An Ode to Gemini, Bad House Keeping, and a Challenge to Feminists and Feminism

In family, politics, state supreme court decisions, the zodiac on May 30, 2008 at 7:15 am

 I have tried to avoid blogging about the Texas Polygamy case, the case where 400 children were taken from the FLDS ranch.  I am far from the perfect parent, to emphasize this, let me inform you of what’s going on in my house these days.

 My daughter is refusing to get her hair combed.  Every time I touch it she screams and runs away.  Well yesterday I had to take care of an urgent matter with a friend and I had to take my daughter and her uncombed hair out the house.  I noticed upon her getting in the car that she had not put her shoes on, and I said a silent thanks to God that she would not try to get out of the car because she had no shoes.  Well I was the one who ended up with egg on my face yesterday, as we were waiting for my friend to take care of her issue, my daughter hops to the front of the car and begs me to go into the very nice building that we are in front of.    She has tied matching bath towels to the bottom of her feet and says she’s made herself some shoes.  At this point I am afraid that she’s going to bolt for the door and run in the place in all of her nappy headed bath toweled feet glory. I say no honey and tell her your hair is not combed, and bath towels on your feet are not shoes.  At this point I think it is a good time to mention that the lady at the local hair supply place has given my daughter the name of Flavette after Flavor Flav because after leaving Ross department store with a fluffy pink bathrobe one day, my daughter put it on, refused to take it off and walked around pompously, earning her the name of Flavette.  I managed to keep her from running in the building but I knew when we were about to stop for gas that I would not be able to keep her out of the convenience store.  She ran in.  I tried to wait it out so I could pretend she did not belong to me, but she took too long and I became worried so I went into the gas station to check on her and saw her at the counter.  I was very tempted to go to the back of the store and pretend that I had not seen her but relented and stood in line to pay for the gas and hoped that she would ignore me.  She was having a discussion with the cashier and told him she did not have enough money.  The man hollered did any one havethirty-four cents that they could give this little girl.  I immediately piped up with she’s mine and refuses to get her hair combed, was told not to come in the store with bath towels on her feet and is not allowed to get anything.  It must not have soaked in, a lady said I have 34 cents. I repeated myself.  My daughter left the store with no candy, and when we finally did get home she asked me to comb her hair. In addition my daughter’s main goal in life is to be a movie star she was born on Clint Eastwood’s and Brooke Shield’s Birthday, which was sort of ironic because Clint is my former husbands favorite movie star and he was fanatical about Clint and football.  Football season was what clinched the fact that we no longer wanted to be together.  In any event, my daughter was born on Clint Eastwood’s birthday, May 31 and this makes her a Gemini.  So you can get a clue of what I’m dealing with, the following celebrities are Geminis:Naomi Campbell, Angelina Jolie, Sir Laurence Olivier,  Stevie Nicks,  Henry Kissenger,  Josephine Baker, Tupac Shakur, Pam Grier, Marilyn Monroe, John Rivers, Prince, Miles Davis, Austin Powers, Sandra Bernhard,  Lisa Left Eye Lopes,  Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown, Donald Trump, Johnny Dep, and Paula Abdhul, I think I ‘ve named enough names for you to understand why the attendant at the local gas station asks me every time she sees my daughter is she still bad, because my daughter in her younger days used to manage to lay out in the middle of the outdoor gas station screaming, hollering, and kicking if I did not buy her a treat. Yes in her younger days she was bad, picnics where I hoped to network were spent prying my screaming daughter away from the attractions, because well the picnic was over and the people were trying to pull down the kiddie attractions.  In any event she is bad, she is a BADDDDDDDDDDDASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSlike the list of Geminis on the list above.  Finally she is also a literal genius in math and language arts. She scores at the top of the percentiles. 

I also hesitated to write about the FLDS because I am an awful housekeeper.  I can’t get anyone to do anything in my household.  Since our dishwasher decided to die I hand wash dishes, we have the circulon brand of pots, it’s the starter set but let me tell you circulon is much better than calphalon, I bought a calphalan muffin pan and baking sheet and after about four uses calphalan was no longer non-stick. I have had cirulon for about 6 months now and it’s still amazing.   In any event we have the circulon starter set which has two sauce pans a little one and a big one.  The other day I washed the larger sauce pan three times because every time I washed it my son would come and use it, it’s like he was waiting for me to wash the pan so he could mess it up.  Finally I just gave up trying to cook what I was going to cook a twenty five cent box of macaroni and cheese with tuna and peas dumped in it with plenty of butter and pepper.  I say all this to say I am a terrible house keeper. However my son is a good son, he is a sagittarius so he displays the male Sagittarius unique characteristic of ass kissing and being an ass-hole at the same time, in any event several famous male sagittarians are Brad Pitt, Donahue, John F. Kennedy Jr, Jay-Z, Bruce Leee, and Samuel Jackson. 

I hope it is understood why I would hesitate to discuss the FLDS case.  I have tried to ignore it but the final straw was seeing a photo on the Nancy Grace Show of their leader marrying and deeply kissing a girl that appeared to be no more than ten  at their apparent wedding.    I thought how disgusting I just knew that the Texas Supreme court was going to overturn a lower court decision to return the children back to the ranch; but they did not and are sending the children back to the ranch with the understanding that some limitations can be imposed and decisions can be made on a case by case basis.  The problem for me is that Jetts is a deity to them and when your deity is shown molesting a child, this must follow that FLDS members have no problem molesting children since this is the man they worship, he’s on the wall of their compound.  Children are therefore in an inherently dangerous situation by being there. This view is fully expored in this CNN Commentary  by Sonny Hoskins.

Furthermore the Supreme Court ruling that prepubescent children can be returned to their families is just not in line with current law which states that child sex offenders can not be around children period.  If they will molest an 11 year old with her period it’s also likely that they will molest a womanly looking seven year old.  It is my strong opinion that the children should  not be returned unless the women agree to move off of the ranch and not leave town and this is a condition I think the Supreme Court will uphold as a condition of their getting their children back. 

My big question in this issue is”Where are the Feminists who say they work for women’s rights?”; Where is Gloria Allred, the big time Feminist?  Are we only to see them when it involves an abortion issue, a woman hollering rape against a celebrity or a big name figure.  For me personally this is a feminist issue, one that they should be financing, sending attorneys to and watching very closely.  What happens with FLDS will affect all women and girls.  It will also determine the direction our country is taking in regards to women’s rights.  FDLS is fundamentally arguing that a woman does not have the right to her own body, her own Chasity and can be given to a man at any time.  FDLS is arguing that women and girls are at the mercy of men and have no option and choices.  Feminism will be a failure if feminists do not step in to make sure that young girls are protected and not left bare foot, pregnant, trapped and option-less in a world with so many possibilities.   This is a case where people who call themselves feminists should descend on the state of Texas and provide financing to take this case to the U.S Supreme Court if nescessary.  This case prevents far more of a threat to women then the right to an abortion.  The FLDS case threatens every woman in so many fundamental ways, such as the right to even have a child belong to you, the right to property , the right to vote etc. 

****According to the Chicago Tribune A state stutute can not be appealed to the U.S. Supreme court; I am sort of questioning this because some of the men putting the children in danger live beetween states, therefore making it a Federal issue; but I am not an expert.