by Eric Dondero
Yesterday we learned via CNN, that the alleged "ritual sex bed" discovered at the Mormon Compound Church in Texas, was not used for sex at all as originally reported, according to local Police officials. This prompted questions about the validity of the whole case against the Mormon Polygamists. Most have been reserved, holding back comment on a very touchy story.
Now today this stunning revelation on Drudge reported by the local CBS news affiliate KEYE TV:
Officials say the Texas Rangers are pursuing Rozita Swinton of Colorado as a “person of interest” regarding telephone calls related to the polygamist compound in Eldorado, Texas.
Colorado Springs police confirmed that on Wednesday they arrested Swinton, 33, at her home.
"This arrest stemmed from an incident that occurred in Colorado Springs in February of this year," according to a news release from the Colorado Springs Police Department.
The news story goes on to quote officials saying that Swinton, not at all affiliated with the Church and an out-of-state Colorado resident, may have made the initial call that led to the raids by the Feds.
This story is still fresh, and details have yet to come out. If it turns out that the Polygamist Sect leaders did indeed force young woman to have sex, and into marriages with men 40 years their senior, than they should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. But it's starting to appear that we shouldn't have believed everything that the government told us from the initial reports, about the raid.
Where are the Libertarian Waco Protesters?
Longtime libertarians, veterans of the movement, will remember back in the mid 1990s, the Anti-BATF Waco Movement. It was an almost obsesssion with certain segments of the libertarian movement. After an initial coalition of anti-government groups (Gun toters, Anti-UN activists, Austin alternative types, long-haired liberal hippies, even Ron Paul Constitutionalists), converged on Waco to protest Janet Reno's actions, the movement morphed into an almost solely libertarian run effort. Carol Moore, Libertarian Feminist and D.C. Libertarian Party Chair emerged as the figurehead for the Anti-BATF Waco forces. She even published a 500-page book on the event which became an early internet sensation.
David Koresh, cult leader of the Branch Davidians, had a leftist style; a rock 'n roll guitarist, an admitted sexual libertine, rumored LSD user and an odd looking long-haired Gothic figure. The Davidians at the height of the seige even hung a banner out of the main Fort Entrance expressing solidarity with the famous central figure of the LA Riots Rodney King.
The Mormon Polygamists, on the other hand, present a sharply contrasting style: Bunned hairdos for the females, clean cut with dark suits for all the males, Bible carrying, fiercely conservative in their religious beliefs.
Are the Mormons a Politically Incorrect Religion?
One has to wonder if this has something to do with the complete avoidance of the subject among libertarians today of the raid on the Mormon compound?
Let alone the hinted at connection to the Salt Lake City Church and even Republican Mitt Romney.
Where are all those fanatic libertarian Waco prostetors today? Carol Moore used to lead daily rallies, for months after Waco was seized by Federal Agents, of hundreds of protestors. There were candle light vigils. There were reefs laid at the barbed-wire outer fence of the Waco compound. Songs were sung.
And today, in what's looking like a replay of the original Waco raid, complete silence from that same crowd. Curious indeed.
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Carol Moore, the prime subject of this article, has given us a response in the Comments section. We appreciate her remarks and participation in the discussion.