Unfortunately, history reflects that our Government avoids trials that it would probably lose, thus turns to other means.
For instance, at the end of War Between the States, Jefferson Davis was arrested for treason and held for years…and released without trial. Why? Because the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court explained to the Johnson administration that…should an appeal reach the Supreme Court on the issue…the court would have no choice but to rule that the Federal Government lacked the constitutional right to invade and to attack a soveriegn state. In other words, the U.S. Government would have been forced to pay reparations to the southern states it burned to the ground. Instead, Jefferson Davis was released.
Would those practicing their religion in Waco, Texas have received much more than a few fines…if convicted at all…before being attacked by the federal agents they wound up shooting?
The usual quiet and carefully protected federal “investigation” into this cult is actually being leaked and tried in the press. Why? Because they have a good solid case that they don’t want to blow? I don’t think so.