I used to wonder how people could be locked up in concentration camps. I used to drop my jaw in awe at the idea that friends and neighbors would turn someone in to a corrupt government for nothing but abiding by their conscience or their religious belief. I used to think with disbelief about how a person could look into securing false paperwork to escape a country headed down a dark path.
I no longer wonder.
My own trials aside, I am heartbroken for an even greater injustice.
I have friends who had their children kidnapped from them by the faceless “state.” Their six children were taken for no reason but being “different.” They keep kosher, observe the sabbath and birth and school their kids at home. They have no criminal record and the charges brought against them by the state did not stick.
I knew this family before their drama with the state. Their children are beautiful, loved and cared for. Even the state agrees they are.
But the public doesn’t believe it. It is apparently too hard to wrap your head around the idea that the state has the power to remove children from their parents for no good reason. It is too painful to consider that children might be traumatized for profit. It is too difficult to entertain the thought that OUR state… the one that we all grew up thinking was so “good” and “free” would do something so evil we can’t even acknowledge it exists.
How do you console a mother who weeps for her babies? How do you fight for her in such an odd battle where nobody wants to join in the difficult task for taking on these bullies?
What kind of country do we live in that we turn a blind eye when a good mother is begging to have her babies returned and is denied access to them for no reason, despite a court order to have them returned?
I used to wonder how the German people could say they didn’t know about the concentration camps. I now wonder how United States citizens can sit idly by and allow CPS to have the kind of unchecked and corrupt power it does. Only our children are the ones to suffer. What kind of future will they champion, being ripped from the families who love them, adopted out so a local CPS office can gain 4 grand for their sale?
Will we sit idly by while the state drives mothers insane by murdering the most sacred space of their hearts and then declares her insanity as the very reason her children were ripped from her?
Will you turn a deaf ear to her cry? All it takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.
Stand for liberty now in peacetime. I don’t care that our government isn’t as corrupt as some… I want the kind of freedom NOW that I will wish I had during the deep tyranny that may come.