Six of One, Half-Dozen of the Other

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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