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To: jethropalerobber
The doors are now open for bigamy, prostitution, and incest!  Hooray!  I can hardly wait to tell my sister!

Owl_Eagle

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10 posted on 06/26/2003 7:36:38 AM PDT by South Hawthorne ("It is unlikely there'll be a reduction in the wages of sin.")
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To: Owl_Eagle
You forgot polygamy, and a bunch of other perversions neither of us has even imagined.

Cordially,

19 posted on 06/26/2003 7:41:08 AM PDT by Diamond (What ever happened to the 10th Amendment?)
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To: Owl_Eagle; The Old Hoosier
Regarding whether this decision will open the door to the legality of bestiality, bigamy, prostitution, and incest...I suspect that at some point prostitution will be legalized. And at some point further in the future incest between adults will be legalized. I don't think that sex with children, nor bestiality, will be legalized because in neither case can the "consenting adult" argument be made. I suspect that someday polygamy might also be legalized. The reason will be that the second and third and however many more "spouses" will want the same property and legal rights regarding children as the first wife. Hoo boy. What an interesting age we live in. Keep an eye peeled for massive comets that will cause flooding and fire.
42 posted on 06/26/2003 8:01:07 AM PDT by dark_lord (The Statue of Liberty now holds a baseball bat and she's yelling 'You want a piece of me?')
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To: Owl_Eagle
I have no problem with prostitution. It is the combination of sex and free market commerce. Which are you opposed to?
93 posted on 06/26/2003 8:36:37 AM PDT by Phantom Lord (Distributor of Pain, Your Loss Becomes My Gain)
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To: Owl_Eagle
The doors are now open for bigamy, prostitution, and incest! Hooray! I can hardly wait to tell my sister!

Actually, you have picked offenses, which historically have been considered far, far less egregious. Bigamy--that is what we would call bigamy--is perfectly legal in many societies. Prostitution always carried a stigma, but was legal in most societies--American included--up until the beginning of the 20th Century, when it was outlawed so that the Police could force health checkups on the girls.

Incest, of course, is differently defined in different States and cultures. While I know of no society where wedding a parent is accepted, the Greek dynasty in Egypt--Cleopatra--accepted brother sister nuptials as a norm. Of course, I guess on the last point, I have made no point; because the Greeks also accepted Homosexuality for long periods. But it is certainly a more serious matter than bigamy or prostitution. (And more deviant, still, than incest.)

I have not read the Court's decision; so I will not go any further. It sounds as though it leaves the door open for prosecution of people who do not keep their deviant conduct private. And that, after all, is the real crux of the moral political dilemma. Just about every State has its own equivalent of the 4th Amendment. Privacy rights are usually being protected, except under very unusual circumstances. So this may do little, if it is confined to people who sincerely seek to keep their actions private; but it does highlight, once more, how important it is that we keep Leftists off of the Federal Bench.

William Flax Return Of The Gods Web Site

110 posted on 06/26/2003 8:52:03 AM PDT by Ohioan
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