Well nobody saw this coming

FLDS-polygamy[1]Same-sex marriage is being considered inevitable (and anyone who evenH6AwJ[1] questions it will be punished). Now on to the next frontier — let’s watch serious lawyers seriously arguing that there is a constitutional right to polygamy.

  • Exile1981

    The title of this post is just a string of numbers for some reason.

    I think it’s coming, our politicians will allow polygamy to appease the muslim invaders sooner rather than later,

  • Frances

    Sure, let there be polygamous marriage; just require that the men can – without government help – provide for their wives and offsprings.

  • El Martyachi

    I’m for anything that hurts feminists.

  • Frau Katze

    Some were worried that exactly this (legalizing polygamy) would be the outcome of same-sex marriage

    As progressive, successful, and important as the Marriage Equality Movement has been, it focuses on same-sex marriage at the expense of other possible kinds of marriages that may be equally worthwhile. The vast majority of Americans still do not discuss plural marriage openly and fairly, as if the topic were taboo.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Polygamy is outweighed by the rights of children in my universe.

      • El Martyachi

        No worse than kids being adopted by gays.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          I don’t agree with that, either.

      • canminuteman

        I’d agree with you except that horse has already bolted the barn. Is polygamy really any different than ghetto culture were women have children with have a dozen different men and no one knows who their father is?

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Well, I agree with you that horse is gone.
          And look at how that’s working out.
          Kids need a Mom and a Dad.
          No need to exacerbate the problem by allowing more kids to be thrown to the wolves.
          I talk to people and they always pause when I say what I believe.
          Always, they rebut with the anecdotal ‘I knew someone who had two moms growing up and they turned out mostly okay’.
          And then I ask if they had a Mom and a Dad growing up and they say they did.
          So, your parents never got divorced, I ask.
          Well, mine did.
          And they can’t ever know what that does to a person.

          • canminuteman

            I agree with you that it is bad for children, but we are past the time when laws trying to govern personal behaviour have any effect. Most people are trash and society has already going to hell in a handbasket. Polygamy is in effect already common. It won’t likely be any more common if it’s legalized We might as well go anarchic and just enjoy the decline. Live you life your way and to hell with everybody else. You can’t save them an they don’t want to be saved.

            I’m not advocating for polygamy. I just don’t care any more. I won’t lose a minute of sleep over whatever law he government wants to dream up.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I didn’t think you were advocating for polygamy.
            And I am living my life the way I want to.
            I love my wife and I want my kids to always have a Mom and Dad.
            It’s an advantage I lost and never completely got back even though I had a stellar step father.

  • Petey

    Was Nietzche right after all about what would follow the death of God? Is the house of cards that was Western civilization collapsing because Christianity is collapsing?

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  • ntt1

    when the whole issue of bountiful came up around 8 years ago it was common knowledge that any prosecution of polygamy would fail due to trudeaus constitution.

    • El Martyachi

      Warren Jeffs was also guilty of being white and Christian.

      • ntt1

        that is probably what attracted the intense scrutiny of the law

  • canminuteman

    I used to be a conservative. Before we had been strengthened by diversity we were all more or less singing from the same song sheet. We wanted the same things, the only argument was on what was the best way to achieve it. But now we have got to the point were we are seriously debating gay marriage (which wasn’t “legalized”, it was created, because it was never illegal. It was such a ridiculous concept that it ever occurred to anyone)

    Now on issues like this I have pretty much become an anarchist. Since no one can agree on anything anymore the best solution is to get rid of all family law and say that in the future peoples interpersonal relationships are none of the states business.

    • El Martyachi

      Tolstoy went anarchist later in life.

    • (Gay marriage) wasn’t “legalized”, it was created, because it was never illegal. It was such a ridiculous concept that it never occurred to anyone

      You get a cookie.

  • Bataviawillem

    Next stop Ben Levin’s favorite hobby.

    • k1992

      I agree, and incest/bestiality. In fact, whatever can be imagined – why not, right? I just cling to a forlorn hope that there must be some low point a society reaches where it effectively ceases to function due to its corruption, and it then has the practical good sense to make adjustments accordingly, for the sake of survival. What is a society, in the end, so much as a set of rules on how people are going to relate to each other? So there can clearly be good and bad rules, good and bad societies (this is of course not at all clear to progressives). Anyway, perhaps if a society has poor rules it could recognize and change this.
      But what evidence does history provide that this is a likely scenario? When previous civilizations have become corrupt and degenerate, the only salvation came when they were devoured from without – the correction did not come from within the societies themselves, it seems to me. And change occurred violently too.

  • Edubeat

    Ohh but the fun it entails!

  • Hey- remember when everyone said that X won’t lead to Y?

  • Hard Little Machine

    The issue is social welfare benefits. At least now it is.