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Muddleoftheroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-12-04 04:53 PM
Response to Reply #164
166. Of course a government has the right
The people give it that right.

To provide for the common defense and promote the GENERAL welfare. That means, if we as a society consider polygamy to work against the general welfare, then we can ban it.
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  -What is wrong with polygamy? ringmastery  Feb-11-04 10:47 PM   #0 
  - as long as all are consenting adults...  drdigi420   Feb-11-04 10:49 PM   #1 
  - besides the legal nightmare if things turn south  arewethereyet   Feb-11-04 10:49 PM   #2 
  - but nothing is to stop  ringmastery   Feb-11-04 10:50 PM   #3 
  - Hey, it could work the other way.  shimmergal   Feb-11-04 10:52 PM   #5 
  - And you know this how?  geniph   Feb-12-04 01:53 PM   #130 
  - A man can not serve two masters n/t  hansberrym   Feb-11-04 10:51 PM   #4 
  - She's who must be obeyed? n/t  BrotherBuzz   Feb-11-04 11:15 PM   #14 
  - As with prostitution, I wish the morality police  PROUD DemocRAT   Feb-11-04 10:52 PM   #6 
  - It Happens All The Time In Utah.  K8-EEE   Feb-11-04 10:58 PM   #7 
  - I am shocked!  MI Cherie   Feb-11-04 11:38 PM   #20 
  - I personally don't think polygamy works without religious overtones  bleedingheart   Feb-11-04 11:00 PM   #8 
  - i think you need to read about matriarchal societies  Charlls   Feb-11-04 11:09 PM   #10 
  - I'll take a look at those later...  bleedingheart   Feb-11-04 11:10 PM   #12 
  - plenty of polyamorous relationships do just fine-  Beaker   Feb-11-04 11:45 PM   #25 
     - Sure, I want to legalize that  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-11-04 11:55 PM   #27 
     - 17 parents?  Beaker   Feb-12-04 12:47 AM   #44 
     - That's what you'd be asking for real  cprise   Feb-12-04 12:51 AM   #47 
     - ????  Beaker   Feb-12-04 12:55 AM   #49 
     - It was hyperbole to make a point  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 07:17 AM   #59 
        - Okay, we're talking about polyandry right?  kitkatrose   Feb-12-04 09:26 AM   #77 
           - The same reason stepfathers have claim  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 12:27 PM   #119 
     - In the poly families I know  geniph   Feb-12-04 01:57 PM   #132 
     - Plenty Of Polyamorous Relationships Are Trainwrecks  K8-EEE   Feb-12-04 12:29 AM   #40 
        - And then you have a LEGAL trainwreck  cprise   Feb-12-04 12:40 AM   #43 
        - it doesn't have to be a legal trainwreck  ringmastery   Feb-12-04 01:03 AM   #51 
           - A de-facto surrender of rights!  cprise   Feb-12-04 01:34 AM   #54 
        - So are a lot of supposedly monogomous relationships-  Beaker   Feb-12-04 12:49 AM   #46 
        - Plenty of monogamous relationships are train wrecks  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 09:14 AM   #73 
        - and every monogamous relationship is....  tigerbeat   Feb-12-04 01:07 PM   #125 
  - Based on my monogamous experience,  Old and In the Way   Feb-11-04 11:06 PM   #9 
  - I agree with you...  bleedingheart   Feb-11-04 11:09 PM   #11 
  - The inherent flaw with polygamy -  mac56   Feb-12-04 07:46 AM   #61 
     - Funny stuff  Third Eye   Feb-12-04 10:03 AM   #91 
  - Only if polygamous marriages expect the same "togetherness" as  shimmergal   Feb-12-04 10:55 AM   #106 
  - Get used to this question  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-11-04 11:13 PM   #13 
  - Interracial marriage didn't lead to bestiality  cprise   Feb-11-04 11:34 PM   #19 
     - It doesn't lead to it  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-11-04 11:44 PM   #24 
        - Did we change the definition of voting in the Constitution  cprise   Feb-12-04 12:13 AM   #32 
           - The franchise  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 07:18 AM   #60 
  - I'm for it  Tolania   Feb-11-04 11:17 PM   #15 
  - No Way -- One Is All I Can Handle!  K8-EEE   Feb-12-04 12:24 AM   #37 
     - What about if a person wants to have  Yupster   Feb-12-04 08:35 AM   #69 
  - Getting nagged by multiple wives!  solinvictus   Feb-11-04 11:23 PM   #16 
  - Where Are You Going? Where Are You Going? Where Are You Going?  K8-EEE   Feb-12-04 12:22 AM   #35 
  - -- and don't forget multiple mother in laws!  fortyfeetunder   Feb-12-04 01:19 AM   #52 
     - Hey, 40' -  mac56   Feb-12-04 07:56 AM   #62 
  - Crowded bathroom  randr   Feb-11-04 11:25 PM   #17 
  - Polygamy is about dominating relatively powerless people  cprise   Feb-11-04 11:28 PM   #18 
  - Excellent distinction: polygamy vs polyamory  lapislzi   Feb-12-04 12:32 PM   #121 
     - Protect polygamists AGAINST THE LAW??? Hello?  cprise   Feb-13-04 01:51 AM   #177 
        - Eh?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-13-04 11:22 AM   #187 
  - If a woman...  Snappy   Feb-11-04 11:40 PM   #21 
  - There are plenty of people with polyamorous relationships-  Beaker   Feb-11-04 11:41 PM   #22 
  - Polyamory is not polygamy  cprise   Feb-11-04 11:52 PM   #26 
     - The case against "alternative" marriages.  Third Eye   Feb-12-04 10:07 AM   #92 
        - It's consistent  cprise   Feb-13-04 02:09 AM   #180 
  - the question here is not about if you would "do it"  Charlls   Feb-11-04 11:42 PM   #23 
  - Polygamy is regressive  cprise   Feb-11-04 11:56 PM   #28 
     - And here I thought this was the Land of the FREE  opihimoimoi   Feb-12-04 12:00 AM   #29 
     - Well There Ya Go -- An Actual Freeper Argument Comes To Life!  K8-EEE   Feb-12-04 12:21 AM   #34 
     - excuse me, what has to do child molestation  Charlls   Feb-12-04 12:23 AM   #36 
        - I'm Just Saying, That Is One Of The Arguments  K8-EEE   Feb-12-04 12:26 AM   #38 
           - incest & child brides are not about CONSENTING Adults-  Beaker   Feb-12-04 12:52 AM   #48 
              - Maybe not child brides...  Llewlladdwr   Feb-12-04 02:26 AM   #56 
                 - The concept of pregnancy  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 01:36 PM   #127 
                    - You need to do better than that.  Llewlladdwr   Feb-13-04 01:52 AM   #178 
     - It most certainly is  cprise   Feb-12-04 12:34 AM   #41 
     - i think you have to argue that a little better  Charlls   Feb-12-04 12:09 AM   #31 
     - This sounds like Dr. Laura  cprise   Feb-12-04 12:27 AM   #39 
        - so for you family equates opression?  Charlls   Feb-12-04 12:34 AM   #42 
           - For me, family includes individualism  cprise   Feb-12-04 12:49 AM   #45 
              - i think you have to understand how does it work  Charlls   Feb-12-04 12:59 AM   #50 
     - If Nothing Else...A Legal Nightmare  K8-EEE   Feb-12-04 12:19 AM   #33 
  - Well since there are more women than  burrowowl   Feb-12-04 12:02 AM   # 
  - i think you are getting your root words confused  veganwitch   Feb-12-04 08:35 AM   #68 
  - ## Support Democratic Underground! ##  DU GrovelBot   Feb-12-04 12:02 AM   #30 
  - A better question...  onebigbadwulf   Feb-12-04 01:21 AM   #53 
  - it's not economically viable  Hamlette   Feb-12-04 01:51 AM   #55 
  - If the same benefits were conferred, everyone would get married...  DjTj   Feb-12-04 02:30 AM   #57 
  - Of course it should be legal  Gadave   Feb-12-04 02:32 AM   #58 
  - one of many reasons why I believe it is wrong morally  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 08:00 AM   #63 
  - Profound  OKNancy   Feb-12-04 08:29 AM   #65 
  - thanks  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 08:34 AM   #67 
  - Bah.  Llewlladdwr   Feb-13-04 01:57 AM   #179 
  - It's easy to argue this: marriage equals conservative values  OKNancy   Feb-12-04 08:24 AM   #64 
  - good issue for a federalist approach  Jane Roe   Feb-12-04 08:30 AM   #66 
  - My four husbands think it's great.  Ilsa   Feb-12-04 08:46 AM   #70 
  - But are you Happy?  grisvador   Feb-12-04 10:55 AM   #105 
  - Is polygamy a sexual orientation?  WhoCountsTheVotes   Feb-12-04 09:06 AM   #71 
  - polyamory v. polygamy  veganwitch   Feb-12-04 09:19 AM   #75 
     - do you think people choose to be polyamorous?  WhoCountsTheVotes   Feb-12-04 09:23 AM   #76 
     - i believe that all people have the ability to love...  veganwitch   Feb-12-04 09:54 AM   #89 
        - currently in a polyamorous relationship....  tigerbeat   Feb-12-04 01:24 PM   #126 
           - I'm glad to see my husband and I aren't the only ones  geniph   Feb-12-04 02:08 PM   #134 
     - Polygyny is a man having more than one wife  geniph   Feb-12-04 02:06 PM   #133 
  - If ALL the parties involved consent to it  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 09:12 AM   #72 
  - well  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 09:18 AM   #74 
  - We have that already  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 09:29 AM   #78 
  - no  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 09:33 AM   #81 
     - Since when  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 09:38 AM   #82 
     - not silly  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 09:43 AM   #83 
        - I guess you're for prohibition then  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 09:52 AM   #87 
           - im for responsible drinking  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 09:59 AM   #90 
              - so this sounds like a jealousy issue  veganwitch   Feb-12-04 10:08 AM   #93 
              - no  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 10:10 AM   #94 
                 - I doubt it's the government's place to guarantee my or your dating pool  DemLikr   Feb-12-04 10:22 AM   #95 
                    - I am not arguing  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 10:27 AM   #96 
                       - I am one of those "left behind" that you speak of  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 10:29 AM   #97 
                       - blech  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 10:36 AM   #100 
                          - Then leave  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 10:37 AM   # 
                             - yeah, a society that allows polygamy  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 10:40 AM   #103 
                                - Well you're just SO MUCH better than me  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 10:51 AM   #104 
                                   - say what you want  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 11:24 AM   #111 
                       - My right hand has been a very stable, loving, fulfilling partner  DemLikr   Feb-12-04 10:37 AM   #101 
                       - this is just wrong  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 10:39 AM   #102 
                       - You are morally opposed to hand-human sex?  DemLikr   Feb-12-04 12:01 PM   #117 
                          - ok, that was funny  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 12:09 PM   #118 
                       - But if you use the other hand  grisvador   Feb-12-04 11:06 AM   #108 
                          - No, in fact we often engage in a Menag a trois...  DemLikr   Feb-12-04 12:00 PM   #116 
                       - about size  veganwitch   Feb-12-04 12:42 PM   #123 
                          - well  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 12:48 PM   #124 
                             - what dont you agree with  veganwitch   Feb-12-04 01:53 PM   #129 
                                - i don't doubt either of those claims  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 02:26 PM   #144 
              - What makes you think  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 10:31 AM   #98 
              - where you at??  veganwitch   Feb-12-04 02:19 PM   #137 
                 - Far away  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 04:43 PM   #161 
              - This'll sound like I'm a religious conservative...  John BigBootay   Feb-12-04 03:39 PM   #155 
     - But what about  grisvador   Feb-12-04 11:02 AM   #107 
        - you are right  OhioStateProgressive   Feb-12-04 11:25 AM   #112 
        - Okay, let's take that example a bit further  geniph   Feb-12-04 02:16 PM   #135 
           - Exactly!  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 04:45 PM   #163 
  - This already happens.  shimmergal   Feb-12-04 11:23 AM   #110 
  - usually invloves young women not quite old enough  Must_B_Free   Feb-12-04 09:30 AM   #79 
     - Please actually read my post  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 09:31 AM   #80 
  - I'll tell you what's wrong with it  9215   Feb-12-04 09:46 AM   #84 
  - Again, you're confusing polygamy with polygyny  geniph   Feb-12-04 02:18 PM   #136 
  - What's wrong is that I am skeptical that most polygamy relationships...  Selwynn   Feb-12-04 09:47 AM   #85 
  - What about  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 09:53 AM   #88 
  - Polygamy MUST BE UNDERSTOOD  Charlls   Feb-12-04 11:32 AM   #113 
  - My guess is that divorce lawyers would HATE it!  kcwayne   Feb-12-04 09:51 AM   #86 
  - if you want to end family insurance coverage by all means...  amazona   Feb-12-04 10:34 AM   #99 
  - I agree. Polygamy doesn't fit well with our culture.  shimmergal   Feb-12-04 11:38 AM   #114 
     - that is like to say that our culture  Charlls   Feb-12-04 11:43 AM   #115 
        - Or that we set reasonable limits on some things  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 01:41 PM   #128 
           - reasonable limits according to whose moral?  Charlls   Feb-12-04 02:45 PM   #147 
              - Society  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 03:04 PM   #149 
                 - so you accept to live in a society that excludes other cultures?  Charlls   Feb-12-04 03:17 PM   #152 
                    - In a word  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 04:51 PM   #165 
                       - you still fail to argue how polygamy can be compared to genital mutilation  Charlls   Feb-13-04 12:03 AM   #172 
  - Polygamy vs. Polyamory  Greyskye   Feb-12-04 11:15 AM   #109 
  - Thank you, Greyskye  geniph   Feb-12-04 02:19 PM   #139 
     - True. The "polygamists" here don't know what they're talking about.  cprise   Feb-13-04 12:00 AM   #171 
        - i dont have to be a polygamist  Charlls   Feb-13-04 12:06 AM   #173 
           - There is no inherent difference or right involved  cprise   Feb-13-04 01:17 AM   #176 
  - Nothing  Mattforclark   Feb-12-04 12:30 PM   #120 
  - so you'd be all for your teenage daughter being the fifth wife  Skittles   Feb-12-04 02:19 PM   #138 
     - Apples to oranges  Xithras   Feb-12-04 02:30 PM   #145 
        - Thanks  Mattforclark   Feb-12-04 03:05 PM   #150 
        - Fortunately, I only consider myself a radical moderate  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 03:18 PM   #153 
        - What issues?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 04:50 PM   #164 
           - Of course a government has the right  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 04:53 PM   #166 
              - Our government  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-12-04 05:03 PM   #167 
                 - Our leaders  Muddleoftheroad   Feb-12-04 05:42 PM   #168 
                 - it dont acceot that premise  Charlls   Feb-13-04 12:13 AM   #174 
                    - Is there a difference?  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-13-04 11:20 AM   #186 
        - UGH  Skittles   Feb-12-04 04:23 PM   #156 
           - So if those people are scared to death,  Mattforclark   Feb-12-04 04:39 PM   #160 
  - Children. Period.  sirjwtheblack   Feb-12-04 12:37 PM   #122 
  - that may be debatable  veganwitch   Feb-12-04 02:22 PM   #140 
  - Deleted  Xithras   Feb-12-04 02:22 PM   #141 
  - I didn't consent to my father bailing when I was six weeks old  geniph   Feb-12-04 02:26 PM   #143 
  - Actually, there are.  sirjwtheblack   Feb-13-04 10:22 AM   #181 
     - Yeah, and they're so well enforced, too  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Feb-13-04 11:18 AM   #184 
  - if its "easily argued"  Charlls   Feb-12-04 02:39 PM   #146 
  - It likens women to cattle IMHO (nt)  EV1Ltimm   Feb-12-04 01:55 PM   #131 
  - I can't believe the hipocrisy of the supposed LIBERALS in this thread  Xithras   Feb-12-04 02:24 PM   #142 
  - No kidding!  Greyskye   Feb-12-04 02:53 PM   #148 
  - It is a choice?  WhoCountsTheVotes   Feb-12-04 03:08 PM   #151 
     - Does it matter?  Mattforclark   Feb-12-04 03:20 PM   #154 
     - YES IT F***ING MATTERS  Skittles   Feb-12-04 04:27 PM   #157 
        - Do you think  Mattforclark   Feb-12-04 04:37 PM   #159 
        - i believe the question of choice  veganwitch   Feb-12-04 04:44 PM   #162 
     - Not a simple answer  Greyskye   Feb-12-04 10:54 PM   #170 
        - Hardly any  cprise   Feb-13-04 01:06 AM   #175 
  - No! No no no no no NO!  sirjwtheblack   Feb-13-04 10:28 AM   #182 
  - Absolutely nothing.  Darranar   Feb-12-04 04:37 PM   #158 
  - read "under the banner of heaven"  redwitch   Feb-12-04 05:44 PM   #169 
  - Bingo!  bicentennial_baby   Feb-13-04 11:19 AM   #185 
  - nothing  varun   Feb-13-04 10:32 AM   #183 
 

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