Six of One, Half-Dozen of the Other

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I'm wondering about the future for FLDS children who CPS workers are restoring to their parents on the YFZ Ranch. They will miss out on many things: a wider world, formal education, many choices offered by media and technology, vaccinations, a multi-cultural society, the possibility of female and male equality and many individual freedoms. They will also be spared many things that currently plague America's children: drug abuse, vandalism, self-mutilation, suicide pacts, lack of family structure, lack of religious structure, capitalistic exploitation of their desire to grow up, etc. Unfortunately, they may be subjected to abuse—sexual or otherwise--in either camp. Both cultures seem to vent their frustrations on the little ones. Do you think the FLDS children are better off at home?

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