I am a former Texas resident and still a licensed Texas attorney. Seeing what is going on in Texas with the FLDS compound is greatly distressing to me. I DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY VIEWS HELD BY THE FLDS, but I fail to see how what is happening in Texas isn’t a complete and utter violation of the constitutions of Texas and the US. As I understand it, based on the allegations of one 16-year-old, state and local authorities of interrupted (devastated) the lives of hundreds of families. And state authorities are pointing to the fact that many children don’t have birth certificates as though this is some reason to delay the return of these children to their parents. I am disgusted and considering making a trip to Texas to see if I can help these families fight back against such a tyrannical government that seems to believe it can disrupt any family it chooses whenever said government chooses. Like I said, I don’t agree with their beliefs, but at the same time, these people are pursuing a dream and a vision and the state of Texas is pillaging the whole community because of the allegations of one teen girl.