Skip to comments.Gary Johnson On Polygamy: States Can ‘Have At It’ [VIDEO]
Posted on 06/12/2016 1:15:48 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
When Libertarian candidate for president Gary Johnson was asked about his stance on polygamy, he said, It is personal choice and up to the states to decide their stance on the issue.
Appearing on Fox Newss Special Report on Monday, Daily Caller Editor-In-Chief Tucker Carlson said to Johnson, Ive got to give you the libertarian test. Now youve said as a libertarian, you believe that people ought to be able to make personal decisions without interference from the state which is why you support gay marriage. And yet, there are many, many millions of people in this country whose religion either allows or commands them to take more than one spouse under polygamy, thats a felony. If you marry the mothers of your various children, you get charged with a felony.
Are you for legalizing polygamy? Carlson asked.
You know, I think that really is a states issue, Johnson replied.
I agree. Good heavens, if two guys can get “married” then we’ve already leapt over any other moral Rubicon we can think of, including polygamy. In fact, given the current state of the case law, I can’t imagine how any court could possibly find it illegal.
I’ll bet Romney votes for that!!!
What does the Constitution say about it?
If there’s money in it, we can be sure that the American people will accede.
Aren’t Libertarians so special? Libertines!
keep getting gary johnson confused with richard simmons and jeh johnson...
Amendment IXSo, legally speaking, I think that he's right.
The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.
Not that the self-styled god-kings on the judiciary would ever use such simple and encompassing reasoning.
well there you have it
I can’t afford one wife, no way I am going to try to get another one.
Inevitable result of gay marriage. Although, a somewhat hypocritical perspective stating “States rights”...why is that vs gay marriage?
So we have no standards for marriage, it means anything you want. They just wanted to destroy the Judeo-Christian version of it, make it mean nothing.
No, Gary is an idiot and expecting us to believe his whopper of a lie. And he knows it is not going to work this way.
He knows SCROTUS will do the same thing they did with sodomite/lesbian “marriage”.
Way to go Gary, especially after you dumped your wife Dee when she couldn’t keep up with your athletic lifestyle (and she was the brains of the outfit) and took up with some hardbody Santa Fe cougar.
I can afford 2 wives. Just send them off to work and let me manage the money
I don’t believe you. He just looks queer.
Gary won’t even carry the liberal stronghold of NM. Mrs. Bill will set to that@
Nope, my wife knew him in her triathlon days in the 80’s and worked with his dad Earl in the school system. Earl pretty much told me he was clueless at the Furrow’s lumberyard in 1998.
Nor the citizenry. Becomes when it comes right down to it, we really don't care what the Constitution says if it conflicts with how we think things should be run.
Who is we?
I certainly do care about the Constitution being followed, even when it makes things 'troublesome' or inconvenient… heck, especially when it makes things inconvenient, because its entire goal is to preserve Liberty by delineating what the federal government may [legitimately] do. The very few restrictions that it puts on the States are either to curtail obvious injustice (eg flat prohibition on Ex Post Facto law), or to prevent the States from violating the exclusively-delegated powers (eg prohibition on the States making treaties w/ foreign powers).
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