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Thread: Polygamy: Why not?

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    I see what you're saying, but it doesn't mean their society is wrong and certainly doesn't justify it being illegal here.

    Like is said earlier, if someone can support their many wives and children, what's a good reason to stop them?
    I already gave a reason, which is the problem with an equal male:female ratio.

    You could also make the moral argument that polygamy is rarely love-based and that marriage should be seen as something that is done out of love.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    I already gave a reason, which is the problem with an equal male:female ratio.

    You could also make the moral argument that polygamy is rarely love-based and that marriage should be seen as something that is done out of love.
    That reason makes no sense to me. We're not guaranteed a mate, and we most certainly aren't guaranteed a marriage. And we are nowhere near guaranteed a marriage that will work.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I would be concerned with the ramifications of polygamy being socially accepted without being legally recognized.
    If it were socially acceptable, it would likely be legal, no?

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    If it were socially acceptable, it would likely be legal, no?
    You'd think that, but then the government would break into your house and steal you away in the middle of the night...


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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakryte View Post
    Incest should be legal if gay marriage and polygamy are ever to be legal. Why not?
    Because incestuous relationships are inherently unhealthy. On the other hand, I do think that multiple members of one family should be able to marry one or more members of a separate family-- which given my ideal on how polygamy should legally function would technically be a form of incest.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    You could also make the moral argument that polygamy is rarely love-based and that marriage should be seen as something that is done out of love.
    Could, but I'd say those arguments are zero-for-two. There's no reason to make the assumption that non-arranged polygamous marriages are not made for love, and once you get outside of FLDS, this is a surprisingly common arrangement.

    And then... I think people have a moral obligation to love their spouses. I don't think people should marry for love. The idea of marrying for love is that love is something you experience, something outside of your control, and that your marriage would thus be conditional upon it. I would argue that the feeling of love is something that grows organically out of the habit of behaving lovingly, which is the first and most essential obligation of all family relationships.

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    If it were socially acceptable, it would likely be legal, no?
    Cannabis laws and copyrights would suggest otherwise.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Cannabis laws and copyrights would suggest otherwise.
    Cannabis legalization has yet to gain the support of the majority of the public (though it's getting close), and while nobody follows certain copyright laws, there hasn't really been any kind of workable solution presented.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Cannabis legalization has yet to gain the support of the majority of the public (though it's getting close), and while nobody follows certain copyright laws, there hasn't really been any kind of workable solution presented.
    There is a "workable" solution, and that is charge outrageous fines to copyright violators. lol.

    as for Cannabis, if it hadn't been for years of negative (slanderous) campaigning by the moral minority and gov't lackeys (much like vilification of alcohol during prohibition) cannabis would be perceived the same, if not better, as cigarettes.

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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Pot, tobacco, alchol, drugs, polygamy, promiscuity, etc....are all potentially harmful.
    If a person wants to engage in practices that MAY make others financially liable, then the person should get a license that allows him/her to participate in those practices but ON HIS OWN DIME. The licenses would clearly spell out certain restrictions. You would not be able to buy harmful substances without an ID/punchcard, so they can keep track of how much you abuse yourself.
    Polygamous families would be restricted as to receiving social services.
    Drinkers, smokers, druggies, the promiscuous, etc. would have give up the "right" to medical care for diseases related to their lifestyle.
    Now, all we need is a new governmental agency to enforce all that...
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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Pot, tobacco, alchol, drugs, polygamy, promiscuity, etc....are all potentially harmful.
    If a person wants to engage in practices that MAY make others financially liable, then the person should get a license that allows him/her to participate in those practices but ON HIS OWN DIME. The licenses would clearly spell out certain restrictions. You would not be able to buy harmful substances without an ID/punchcard, so they can keep track of how much you abuse yourself.
    Polygamous families would be restricted as to receiving social services.
    Drinkers, smokers, druggies, the promiscuous, etc. would have give up the "right" to medical care for diseases related to their lifestyle.
    Now, all we need is a new governmental agency to enforce all that...
    BWAHAHAHA! Are you suggesting Common Sense??? In America??

    OH GOD! You're delusional.



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    Re: Polygamy: Why not?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    BWAHAHAHA! Are you suggesting Common Sense??? In America??

    OH GOD! You're delusional.


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