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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm glad that you're content to be ruled by courts, but I'm not. If you want legitimacy, take the proper route and enact an amendment...
    The Judicial branch is part of the Constitution whether you like it or not. If a law is unconstitutional, the proper route is to strike down that law via the courts.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm glad that you're content to be ruled by courts, but I'm not. If you want legitimacy, take the proper route and enact an amendment...
    It's not about legitimacy, it's about equal rights.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    I'm glad that you're content to be ruled by courts, but I'm not. If you want legitimacy, take the proper route and enact an amendment...
    I'm content to be "ruled" by a government that works on a system of checks and balances and does a pretty good job of it (despite the corruption). I would prefer those judges to a simple majority of the state voters deciding who gets to do what in a state. I prefer not to have my rights decided on by a whim of 51% of those who come out to vote on an issue and who are very easily manipulated.
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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    It's only a matter of time. All it will take is a challenge to one of those states' bans. (Which will likely take a few years to reach the SCOTUS.) When that happens, it is highly likely that those laws will be struck down in a Loving or Lawrence like decision.
    And if they aren't struck down, then you need to be just as satisfied that justice was served.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Since the topic of legalized polygamy has always been hopelessly muddled with the topic of gay marriage, I've never actually seen a clean set of arguments for and against it. To be honest I'd be very happy if this were to be such a thread.



    Polygamy is illegal in the USA

    Anyone involved in this will likely end up in prison.

    Learn more:wikipedia.org/wiki/polygamy_and_bigamy_laws_in_the_U.S.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Polygamy is illegal in the USA

    Anyone involved in this will likely end up in prison.

    Learn more:wikipedia.org/wiki/polygamy_and_bigamy_laws_in_the_U.S.
    It's illegal but they have "workarounds" by only marrying one partner legally and never referring to "sisster-wives" as "wives" in any statement that could be used as evidence. They'd be very happy to argue that they are being discriminated against and prevented from pursuing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness because of bigots wrote marriage laws to keep them from marrying the people that they loved. They're very supportive of this homosexual marriage agenda and are optimistic that the arguments for it will end up striking down what they consider to be the discriminatory laws against polygamy, as well.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    It's illegal but they have "workarounds" by only marrying one partner legally and never referring to "sisster-wives" as "wives" in any statement that could be used as evidence. They'd be very happy to argue that they are being discriminated against and prevented from pursuing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness because of bigots wrote marriage laws to keep them from marrying the people that they loved. They're very supportive of this homosexual marriage agenda and are optimistic that the arguments for it will end up striking down what they consider to be the discriminatory laws against polygamy, as well.



    They will have a very long wait before that ever happens.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    They will have a very long wait before that ever happens.
    True. They have to wait for the homosexuals to win all 50 states first and that's going to take awhile.... then they have to start queuing up their own cases. They're figuring 20 years. Homosexuals are thinking 10.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by Papa bull View Post
    And if they aren't struck down, then you need to be just as satisfied that justice was served.



    I'm satisfied right now.

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    re: What about the polygamists!?! [W:693]

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm satisfied right now.
    Me, too. I felt it was a states' rights issue and the Supreme Court gave the nod to states' rights.
    You can't reason anyone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into in the first place.

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