Undecided but open to either side.
I couldn't care less either way.
But ****ing the babysitter or your secretary? Having children out of wedlock, or divorcing and remarrying and "raising" your children through Christmas cards? That's all A-OK and if you say otherwise, you're a totalitarian and a prude and even social conservatives will try to tell you to mind your own business.
How is all of this moral degeneracy more acceptable than gays and Muslims having the number and type of spouses allowed to them by their faiths? It is sickening.
In my view, the law should not be changed in any way- legalization, criminalization, etc.- unless there is a reason why doing so would be beneficial on the whole.
In your view, which is the libertarian view, the current legal code is of no importance, and all that matters is that everything that does not directly violate the rights of others is legal.
I don't think we can ever come to an agreement here because our assumptions of what laws are don't match. I'm not even sure either of us is wrong or right, we just have different perspectives.
So I don't see a need for the government to recognize polygamy in the same way I don't see a need for the government to recognize marriage. Which I suppose puts polygamy on the same level as marriage. I have to admit, there is a certain appeal to a polygamous relationship. I've been single most of my life, by choice. Because on the few incidents I haven't been single I've found that women are far too needy and time consuming. I'm not willing to give all my time to someone else. But if I only had to dedicate myself 25% of the time that would be easier to do.
There was also societal support for marriage. It was indeed seen as a sacred institution, and those who became known for violating that institution were ostracised. If your hubby is a no-good drunk who comes home and beats you all the time...you call your three brothers, and THEY meet him at the door one night and beat the living crap out of HIM...and tell him if he doesn't straighten up, they'll be back as often as needed.
This doesn't generally happen anymore.
All my life I've heard preachers railing against adultery and divorce...while at the same time I've seen adultery and divorce normalized and glorified in the mass media and becoming ever more commonplace among the people.
Do away with no-fault divorce? Return to censoring TV for "moral wholesomness"? Back to "Father knows best" and "Leave it to Beaver"?
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"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
wel in theory if a threesome of people wanna get married and be together im fine with that.However historically polygamy has just been shown as a way of men in small out of society groups taking advantage of vulnerable women.
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Last edited by EpicDude86; 11-15-09 at 08:10 PM.