...Merry Christmas...Another judge who seems to want to emulate Scrooge himself
in following the letter of the law. As a casual observer up here in Washington
state, this thing is snowballing into a true human tragedy, not unlike when the
King of England thought that he must burn people at the stake, in his quest for
the "greater good."
This isnt starting to become a human tragedy, its been one for decades.The 10th should get it right. In the meantime, the flds are showing their true
colors.Merry Christmas Warren Jeffs, thinking of you as you serve
your life sentence in a Texas prison, where you belong.
"Respect for the Court"???That is a sick joke. Respect? No
I think the underlying problem is that when Judge Lindberg took over the UEP she
did not properly factor in the religious issues behind its founding. She acted
like it was a normal trust being mismanged. She ignored the fact that since the
head manager was seen by its contributors as God's mouthpeace, in their view the
proper way to manage it was how it was being managed.This was
treated too much as any other takeover of a failed investment scheme where those
running it were not acting on general economic principals. There might have
been some sense it that, but it failed to consider that this is a religious
organization.I am not sure whether the takeover was justified or
not, but the methods used to effect the takeover seem to have been less than
On the other hand Jeffs and his associates showed extreme negligence in failing
to even try to defend the trusts interest in law suits. In some ways it is odd
the federal courts gave standing to the suit over the takeover since it was so
long delayed. This is a complexed case, and there are no easy answers.