Roman Catholic priests abused and degraded children throughout the 20th century and probably before. I say that with absolute certainty because no group operating in a large institution can abuse children for very long without the police knowing about it. Ask yourself how over 80 men, women, and children were burned to death because David Koresh was suspected of abusing children, yet the police never knew about pedophile priests? Common sense should tell everyone that pedophile priests were protected by the government until recently. NOTE: It goes without saying that the Vatican always knew what was going on and did nothing to stop it. I suspect that it continues in foreign countries even though a dent has been made in the US and Canada. This form of abuse might only be the tip of the iceberg: Dutch Roman Catholic Church 'castrated at least 10 boys' At least 10 teenage boys or young men under the age of 21 were surgically castrated "to get rid of homosexuality" while in the care of the Dutch Roman Catholic Church in the 1950s. By Bruno Waterfield 5:31PM GMT 19 Mar 2012 Dutch Roman Catholic Church 'castrated at least 10 boys' - Telegraph First Henk Heithuis was molested then castrated for being homosexual and accusing his molesters. Does the phrase Catch 22 come to mind? Nothing the Dutch do surprises me. I’ve always said the German occupation in WWII was the last good thing to happen in Holland. The US Government Politicians, especially Irish and Italian bosses running 19th and 20th century political machines, condoned the abuse because they thought they would lose the Catholic vote if they exposed degenerate priests —— either that’s what they believed or they were as bad as the priests they protected. I have to think politicians worked on the assumption that the faithful preferred priests abusing generations of children rather than lock them up and embarrass their church. For however long it took to finally arrest criminal Roman Catholic priests in this country Islam’s clerics are starting the process again. The failed law in this excerpt is only the beginning: March 21, 2012 Suicidal Democracy By Eileen F. Toplansky Articles: Suicidal Democracy The Pennsylvania and Florida cases do not scratch the surface. The camel’s nose is in the tent in 23 states. Soon, mutilating the female genitalia of children will be followed by government coverups for the same political reasons pedophile priests got away with it for so long. Consider this: In 2006 then-Senator Obama said: Hussein did NOT say that children would be protected from every priesthood. His hatred of the Constitution (negative liberties according to him) tells me he is too stupid to realize he is handing every organized religion the same Right to abuse children. Had he offered even one concrete proposal for reining in and punishing every brutal cleric instead of spouting a broad generalization I would have nothing to say. NOTE: Money insulates wealthy nonbelievers while child molesters of modest means often do time so the justice system can look like it’s dispensing justice evenhandedly. Hillary chimes in Diana West wrote a great piece about C.S. Lewis’ The Principle of First and Second Things where she quotes Hillary Clinton: "First Things" and the First Amendment Written by: Diana West Friday, September 14, 2012 5:59 AM The Death of the Grown-Up | Diana West > Home - "First Things" and the First Amendment I’m not certain if Clinton means tolerance for degenerate clerics, or if she means one organized religion should be tolerant of another? She’s pissing into the wind either way. Muslims would not be Muslims if they were tolerant. The burning question Why is there no reaction to 'Shariah: The Threat to America'? I can only answer by elaborating on previous comments: THOSE WHO ADMINISTER THE LAW CANNOT DEAL WITH IT BECAUSE THEY, TOO, HATE THE CONSTITUTION THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO DEFEND; hence, Eileen F. Toplansky’s title Suicidal Democracy is a prediction. Naturally, Muslims have a self-interested view of the report Shariah: The Threat to America: September 21, 2010 Why is there no reaction to 'Shariah: The Threat to America'? Mladen Andrijasevic Archived Blog: Why is there no reaction to 'Shariah:The Threat to America'? Finally, the First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion; i.e., the Right for individuals to practice their religion in peace. The First Amendment does not grant organized religion the Right to proselytize by force, with threats and intimidation, or tax dollars. Nor does the First Amendment grant the clergy the Right to brutalize the faithful. Just to be clear. Only fools try to eliminate organized religion or government. The biggest fools of all work to give one an advantage over the other. The immutable truth is this: Government and organized religion will always plague mankind. America’s Founders codified a way to limit the inherent evil in both. Limit government and keep organized religion voluntary.