Skip to comments.NPR Debate on Utah Polygamy Ruling Shows Case's Far-Reaching Effects
Posted on 12/24/2013 2:39:07 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
On Dec. 23, I debated George Washington Law Prof. Jonathan Turley on NPRs On Point regarding his court fight to legalize polygamy. This is a bigger issue for American society than it may seem at first, since it ultimately reflects two different views on the meaning of the U.S. Constitution and what it means to live in a free society.
As Breitbart News previously reported, on Dec. 13 Judge Clark Waddoup in Utah declared that the U.S. Constitution includes a right to marry more than one person at a time (i.e., polygamy) in Brown v. Buhman. Therefore, Utahs law limiting marriage to two persons is invalid. One week later, another Utah federal judge declared a right to same-sex marriage and labeled all traditional-marriage laws irrational.
Waddoups opinion also goes beyond traditional polygamy of one man with multiple women, which is technically called polygyny. His ruling would also encompass polyandry (one woman with multiple men, almost unheard of in America, but found in some places in the Far East), and polyamory, which involves multiple men and women, usually in bisexual relationships and pushed by certain groups in the country.....
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Most people find it difficult to deal with just one other person in a marital relationship. The Arabs have a saying: one key in your pocket is silent; two keys make a jangle.
My belief is that western civilization has been successful because of the cultural emphasis on monogamy as the norm. The various forms of multiple marriage partners has, in fact, existed as alternative lifestyles in what can only be called “counter-cultural”; never accepted as anywhere near the norm and in fact illegal.
Will such marriages come out into the open? Sure.
Will they endure and be widespread? Doubtful.
That's when I get to sit at home, and the government sends me checks, and food cards, and phones, and medical care, right? Just like the Constitution says it should. Then me and my three wives go dancing. That's what this country is founded upon!
scum of the earth, selfish, egotistical cowardly men and women with NO brains.
I’m an open minded person....THIS is where I draw the line.
If I EVER had the chance to run into Cody Brown, aggghhh.
When you have no standards, such as changing the definition of a word, marriage (that has meant the union of one man and one woman for millennia), to make some people feel better about themselves.........you have NO STANDARDS.
These are people who espouse that demonic doctrine of a 'living Constitution' so redefining marriage is a short exercise in 'illogic' or perhaps 'contra-logic'!
like avortion, the pill and no fault divorces were not already polygamist loopholes.
MUSLIM HAREEMS - COMING SOON TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!!!!!!
"Um, honey - I've met someone else. No, no, I don't want a divorce. I want you to meet her, and help her move in. We'll get a King sized bed. This will be fun for both of us, I promise".
I foresee two possible responses, neither of them good.
"Well, big boy, I've got some news for you. Meet Bill. He's already got dibs on the extra space in that King size bed. This will be fun for both of us, I promise." Or:
"OMG, woman! Put down that gun."
If the State must force me to acknowledge its power to declare two men to be “married”, then I must support efforts to remove that power from the State. If people who don’t want God defining their personal morality demand a separation of church and State then let us also have separation of marriage and State as well. If those people don’t want any displays of the Ten Commandments in government buildings, they cannot hide behind the Commandments that protect marriage when it comes marriage that God cannot sanction.
Actually, that thought goes quite well with the ‘separation of Church and State’ crowd....of course, not to that logical conclusion you espoused so well.
Heads would explode.
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