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To: Dead Corpse
"I'd err on the side of freedom."

Freedom? Forcing a handout because you don't otherwise qualify is not freedom. How about giving veterans' benefits to people who've never served? or seniors' benefits to the middle aged? or welfare benefits to the wealthy? Would you not think it "discriminatory and exclusive" to omit the "unqualified"?

As any qualification for a specific benefit must be based upon preset absolutes - marriage must also be defined with absolutes for couples to enjoy those benefits. Those not qualifying must remain unmarried.

Or should we move the standard so those qualify instead of requiring those to meet standards? If we do the former, where do we leave the qualifying line?

Is that freedom's definition? the ability to move the standards of qualification?

31 posted on 04/23/2004 8:53:22 AM PDT by azhenfud ("He who is always looking up seldom finds others' lost change...")
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To: azhenfud
Handouts? There shouldn't BE any handouts. Period. The government is not your friggin' Mother.

The definition of "freedom":
Main Entry: free·dom
Pronunciation: 'frE-d&m
Function: noun
1 : the quality or state of being free: as
a : the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action
b : liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another :

In the case of polygamy, why should anyone else be concerned about my wife and I and our sleeping arrangments? Without the socialized government "benefits" you seem to approve of, there can BE no logical argument made for prohibiting freedom of action between consenting adults. At least, no logical argument without resorting to religion.

Now who's religious standard do you want to follow? Isn't that between you are your God/s? The Norse/Celtic tribes used to have the standard that a man could have as many women as he could protect and feed. Judeo/Christian tennets seem to vary between sects. Certain Arabic religions allow for harems.

As I said... err on the side of freedom. If the socialized benefits being paid out to those you don't approve of chafes... then let's do the smart thing and get government out of that business shall we?

36 posted on 04/23/2004 9:28:02 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (For an Evil Super Genius, you aren't too bright are you?)
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