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It's time to reconsider polygamy
CNN ^ | December 16, 2013 | Professor Mark Goldfeder

Posted on 12/17/2013 6:39:01 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

Polygamy is back in the headlines.

Last week, a federal judge in Utah struck down part of the state's anti-polygamy law as unconstitutional, although he kept the ban on possessing more than one marriage license at a time. Fans of the "Sister Wives" reality TV stars, who filed the suit, are rejoicing in the news.

At the other end of the spectrum, TLC debuted its newest docuseries, "Breaking the Faith," which tells the dark story of women and children trying to escape from the practice.

Another lawsuit filed by the Department of Justice alleges that polygamous clans are secretly running the show in Utah and Arizona townships, manipulating the political process from behind the scenes. And in Texas, the Attorney General's Office is inching closer to seizing a massive polygamous ranch.

Across the country, angry citizens are calling for the government to follow its own laws and crack down on polygamy.

Meanwhile, celebrities like Akon and various news outlets encourage people of all ages to reconsider plural marriage....

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; polyamory; polygamy; polygyny; television; utah
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You knew this was coming once x number of states had same-sex marriage.
1 posted on 12/17/2013 6:39:02 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: Salvation

Ping.


2 posted on 12/17/2013 6:40:18 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The most infuriating thing is, WE SAID THIS, and they scoffed! This is deliberate, incremental, debauchery pushed by the LENINIST LEFT!!!

UN-F-ING BELIEVABLE!.... yet still.. EXTREMELY BELIEVABLE!


3 posted on 12/17/2013 6:40:39 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Well in order to rebuild a system you have to break it first.


4 posted on 12/17/2013 6:41:30 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Viennacon

I’m not sure “incremental” is even the right word — these people are stomping on the accelerator.


5 posted on 12/17/2013 6:41:54 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I read this earlier today (from a Facebook link, go figure).

I think the writer seriously fails to realize the complicated and messy legal can of worms a marriage of 3 or more persons would open.

But it sure would keep the lawyers employed.


6 posted on 12/17/2013 6:42:20 PM PST by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with brute force, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yeah, America needs more slugs with 3 or 4 wives and 28 kids on welfare.


7 posted on 12/17/2013 6:43:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all my fellow Americans. "Whatever" to everybody else!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Incremenetal in the sense that they take it stage by stage, saying the next stage will never happen, and then low and behold, they move on to the next stage!

All Americans must be told that these people want to legalize child rape, and if you don’t believe it, think again!


8 posted on 12/17/2013 6:44:08 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; MeganC; GOPsterinMA
Hmmm....Good Question....

http://youtu.be/sJIWLs18jsU?t=2m23s

I'll take all of them please :)

9 posted on 12/17/2013 6:44:35 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Yeah, yeah!!! ;)


10 posted on 12/17/2013 6:46:05 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Viennacon

11 posted on 12/17/2013 6:46:16 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh yeah, I am totally convinced polygamy will be on the table now that same sex marriage is legal.


12 posted on 12/17/2013 6:46:36 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Viennacon

You are correct. It’s the ratchet effect — always turning a bit more to the Left, never seeming to ever move at all to the Right. These people are experts on incremental change. My observation was technically incorrect, but I just meant that they used to make a big move every 5 years or so — but under Obama they are making their incremental moves to the Left on a monthly basis. It’s unreal.


13 posted on 12/17/2013 6:48:33 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had a little gay kid shouting at me outside the polling place a couple of years ago. I said “no gay marriage”.

Then I say why not allow old men to marry their daughters … or 4 people marry each other. He said that would “never happen”.

I said “why not?”

He was silent. How can you say “it’s not moral” or aberrant?


14 posted on 12/17/2013 6:50:10 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Yes, they are speeding up. I honestly didn’t expect polygamy to be on the cards for another few years yet, but here it is!

Khrushchev once said ‘we will bury you’. We have buried ourselves.


15 posted on 12/17/2013 6:51:26 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yup. All the “oh, it’s not the same at all” shtick held no real water. If for no other reason than it’s not just about the constitutionality of things. Once you take something that has been as unchanging and set-in-stone as the definition of marriage, and add a radical change to it (gay marriage), the inviolability of the concept is gone. Now, most any faction seeking to challenge the notion of traditional marriage can stake its claim and claim legitimacy. Playing Devil’s Advocate, if we accept that two men can love each other and get married, why can we not accept that a man can love two (or more) women and enter into matrimony with them? That sort of thing.


16 posted on 12/17/2013 6:53:39 PM PST by DemforBush (I'm siiiinging in the rain *kick* Just siiingin' in the rain! *kick* *kick*)
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To: KC_Lion

17 posted on 12/17/2013 6:55:53 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No, it is time to reconsider allowing government to have any role whatsoever in defining and regulating marriage.

Marriage is defined by God, not the State. When the people of a State were supportive of the godly institution of marriage, their laws tended to be in harmony with God’s Law. But now that forces that are hostile to God’s definition of marriage have gained sufficient control in many States, they are redefining marriage with the intent on destroying it.

In order to save marriage, we must restore the separation between marriage and the State.


18 posted on 12/17/2013 6:56:32 PM PST by theBuckwheat
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Those all YOURS 2DV?

lol!

Or Perhaps they are your daughters and you are suggesting I would make a Great Husband! :D

19 posted on 12/17/2013 6:58:12 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: BunnySlippers

Sharia law ,too.


20 posted on 12/17/2013 6:58:56 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The future of that: messy convoluted divorce proceedings.
Result: lawyers say “cha-ching!”


21 posted on 12/17/2013 6:59:42 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

There’ll be a law school above every donut shop and car wash! LOL


22 posted on 12/17/2013 7:02:41 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IF you’re a 16 yr. old guy, you might imagine polygamy meant more sex.

If you’re over 30 you likely understand it means multiple wives.

It is unlikely that the sign over your front door reads “Let it be written, Let it be done”.

Do you really want to try to compromise with more than one woman?


23 posted on 12/17/2013 7:02:49 PM PST by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: KC_Lion

You’re not married?


24 posted on 12/17/2013 7:03:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: driftdiver

Polygamous relationships have been, off and on, the norm throughout most of the cultures of the world through history. The practice was prevalent in the Roman Empire, which even led Paul to tell Timothy that a bishop should have but one wife. Why? Because polygamy was so prevalent in the pagan world.

We are seeing a resurgence of these trends because we are seeing a resurgence of paganism due, in large part, to a feckless church that is failing to reach the broader society with the truth and power of the gospel.


25 posted on 12/17/2013 7:05:45 PM PST by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I’ve been asking for a while now what keeps a man from marrying his father, especially if he can save a ton of money on inheritance taxes. Incest? Why? Incest laws are meant to prevent deformed children as a result of inbreeding. Not a problem between two men.


26 posted on 12/17/2013 7:07:26 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Viennacon

And they will deny the next perverse step — until it also becomes grim reality.


27 posted on 12/17/2013 7:08:20 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Oh Yes I am.

Although I was making a joke, those gals there are nice looking and all this talk of Polygamy....

Just kidding, I could never afford all them ;)

28 posted on 12/17/2013 7:08:27 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: G Larry

“IF you’re a 16 yr. old guy, you might imagine polygamy meant more sex.”

Unfortunately, that is the worldview driving this nonsense: pagan, hedonistic, responsibility-free sex. They don’t want more wives: they want more women to subjugate and use.


29 posted on 12/17/2013 7:10:30 PM PST by Stingray (Stand for the truth or you'll fall for anything.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And many of them in collusion.
Fifth cousins and such.
Maximize the fallout proceeds.


30 posted on 12/17/2013 7:11:05 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: G Larry
IF you’re a 16 yr. old guy, you might imagine polygamy meant more sex.

If you’re over 30 you likely understand it means multiple wives.


Historically, it means less sex for the young'uns, and no wives for those lower on the financial security totem pole.

Older rich guys are the big winner (on the surface, for those who think this is a good idea.)

Oh, and aging wives will have to contend with new phillies added to the stable.
31 posted on 12/17/2013 7:12:51 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Any man who takes more than one wife deserves what he gets.


32 posted on 12/17/2013 7:13:29 PM PST by Gasshog (These introductions of non-native species have consequences, like allowing Obama back into the U.S.)
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To: Hardastarboard

How are the courts going to find their way out of this? It won’t be easy.

When the courts threw out sodomy laws, it opened he gates wide.


33 posted on 12/17/2013 7:14:59 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
 photo PolygamyIsOverrated.jpg
34 posted on 12/17/2013 7:15:31 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Viennacon

Yes, pedophilia is next up for legalization only it will first appear as consensual sex between an adult and a 15 year old, then a 14 year old etc.

But they won’t call it pedophilia. It will be called something like Wisdom Partner, Counselor Partner or Rescue Marriage with phrases like ‘Young Love Choice’, anything to give it some sort of sound that seems benign and perhaps legitimate. The Left is good at word games. Domestic partnership, Civil Union became homosexual marriage or ‘gay’ marriage and then ‘Marriage Equality’.

Pedophilia will be expressed in the Press under some other name as helping young confused people (the word child will never be used) and giving these confused young persons a chance of having a mature benefactor.

It will happen because homosexuals can now marry in many states and many pedophiles are homosexuals.

I never thought in my lifetime that I would see homosexuality pushed as normal. But here it is.


35 posted on 12/17/2013 7:17:10 PM PST by Hostage (Be Breitbart!)
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To: SkyDancer

Bump!


36 posted on 12/17/2013 7:17:19 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh my!

If they all moved in and synchronized the earth could spin off its axis!

That end the polygamy trend. Self-correcting system?


37 posted on 12/17/2013 7:32:13 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: KC_Lion

Save me the one in the silver minidress. You can keep the others.


38 posted on 12/17/2013 7:32:38 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not feeling very represented and extremely repressed!!

I should be able to marry my 10 girlfriends. they’ve never left me, are very attentive, and depend on me for everything. we all want kids as well. I figure there’ll be at least 100 children in no time.

unfortunately that means my 100 deductions won’t allow me to pay as much in taxes as I’d otherwise be doing.. but it’s for the children!

what? are you a hater? do you doubt my human-goldfish love is true??

bring on the bestial-polygamy and stop repressing true love!!

;)


39 posted on 12/17/2013 7:35:00 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: BenLurkin; MeganC
If we change her outfit into this can I keep her?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcTM-lRxPbs


40 posted on 12/17/2013 7:44:19 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

Nope. She’s all mine. Even in this get up: http://popminute.com/photo/1/taylor_swift_victorias_secret_fashion_show_20133.jpg


41 posted on 12/17/2013 7:47:27 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Here try this: http://youtu.be/r7L-zG4DQuY?t=1m19s

:D

42 posted on 12/17/2013 7:59:07 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The American Psychiatric Association is in the process of normalizing pedophilia, also. Heck! Homosexuals need to reproduce in someway :-I
43 posted on 12/17/2013 8:01:40 PM PST by Stepan12
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To: sten

“I should be able to marry my 10 girlfriends. they’ve never left me, are very attentive, and depend on me for everything. we all want kids as well. I figure there’ll be at least 100 children in no time.”

Just get healthy, the Vikings need you back.


44 posted on 12/17/2013 8:14:31 PM PST by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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To: KC_Lion

Oh my!


45 posted on 12/17/2013 8:17:19 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Viennacon

“The most infuriating thing is, WE SAID THIS, and they scoffed! This is deliberate, incremental, debauchery pushed by the LENINIST LEFT!!!”

The more naive among them were stupid and the savvier of them were lying.


46 posted on 12/17/2013 8:20:13 PM PST by ReformationFan
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To: MeganC; 2ndDivisionVet

Opps Sorry Megan meant to ping you to post # 42 too!


47 posted on 12/17/2013 8:24:16 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: BenLurkin

Sure was something wasn’t it? :D


48 posted on 12/17/2013 8:25:01 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Stepan12

The Science of male Pregnancy
http://www.malepregnancy.com/science/


49 posted on 12/17/2013 8:31:23 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (A courageous man finds a way, an ordinary man finds an excuse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why oh why would I want another expert on exactly how bad I am in my house?


50 posted on 12/17/2013 8:35:13 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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