Protect Texas Children from the Crime of Polygamy!
According to the United Nations, the cultural practice of polygamy has been universally proven, worldwide; to drive women and children into poverty, limit the educational, and career opportunities of females, restrict their choice of life partner, travel, dress, and access to birth control. They have also determined that polygamy always produces molestation, child brides, and a reduction of the females over all worth in society. Acknowledging that the cultural practice of polygamy is a human rights violation of women and children, we ask: All elected officials in Texas to publicly recognize polygamy as a serious crime, which endangers children. All elected officials in Texas to support the vigorous prosecution of the crime of polygamy. For new legislation to make the criminal penalties for practicing polygamy in Texas a felony, with mandatory prison terms, regardless of the gender or religion of the convicted offender. For a full and public disclosure be made to the Texas people, of the extent of the abuse found among the Texas children of the polygamist FLDS sect, rescued by Texas CPS staff and Texas Rangers in 2008. For our Texas Child Protective Services employees, the Texas Rangers, Shelter workers and hotline staff to never again be subjected to Federal threats and pressure to abandon the cause of abused children from polygamy within Texas. We ask our law enforcement, legal, judicial, and social welfare systems to protect the victims who leave any polygamist relationships within our state. As citizens of the sovereign state of Texas, we declare it our right and duty to protect innocent children from parents who insist on engaging in the criminal activity of polygamy, and continue to break laws, designed to protect Texas children.