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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    So, you're okay with a system that reduces women to chattel and maximizes poverty for children? Really?
    No. But I am okay with a woman who conciously decides to be a "sister wife".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadhead View Post
    And living in a free society I believe you should have the right to do that
    OK but do you disagree with this:
    ...these polygamous men are eligible to receive extra welfare benefits...and a Scottish court once permitted a Muslim who had been cited for speeding to retain his driver’s license because he had to commute between his wives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Generation Why? View Post
    No. But I am okay with a woman who conciously decides to be a "sister wife".
    Would you be okay with letting your daughter make that decision?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Would you be okay with letting your daughter make that decision?
    Puts a whole new shine on the concept when it's your kids making that choice doesn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Would you be okay with letting your daughter make that decision?
    My dad taught me a great thing after high school. Regardless of any decision I made his answer was "You're an adult, you can do what you want." He doesn't always agree with my decisions but he supports me in whatever I do. If my daughter decided that is what she wanted, then so be it. All I would hope is her husband was caring and didn't hit her. When I have childre, I will only have control of what they do until they leave the house. What they decide to do afterwards is on them. Personally, I would not want her to do it. I believe in monogamy. But if she did, then I would just hope for the best.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    OK but do you disagree with this:
    Of course I don't agree with that, but I realize that there will always be people who will find a way to exploit the system. For example, at Wal Mart tonight I saw a woman pay with an EBT card even though I happened to spot no less than three hundred dollar bills in her wallet. That doesn't mean however that I'm opposed to the idea of food stamps altogether. Like I said, polygamy would require alot of logistics to hammer out and the means of exploitation is, I'll give you, much easier. But like I said, just because some would exploit the system doesn't mean I should be opposed to it altogether.

    Hope that makes sense, even if you disagree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadhead View Post
    It's just my opinion, but why the hell not? It's a victimless crime. Marriage has already been ruined by pop and celebrity culture, so I don't see the harm in polygamy.

    But then again, that's just me

    If marriage has been ruined, then the answer is NOT to further degrade society - the answer is to restore marriage.

    Marriage has been a KEY to civilized society - which is PRECISELY why liberals have been attacking it for so long.
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