Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Persecuting Polygynists. Bigotry's NEW Frontier.

Let's experiment again. First, from the Salt Lake City Tribune;

"Ahead of the first congressional hearing focused on polygamy since the 1950s, (Senate Majority Leader Harry) Reid, a Mormon convert from Nevada, will introduce the Victims of Polygamy Assistance Act. It would set up a collaborative effort between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to combat 'broad patterns' of polygamy-related crimes.

The bill also would create grants for police agencies to probe alleged crimes and provide assistance such as witness relocation, housing, job training and child care for those leaving plural marriages, according to Reid's office."


Now, with the following changes, see if you notice what they are;

"Ahead of the first congressional hearing focused on "Colored People" since the 1950s, (Senate Majority Leader Harry) Reid, a Mormon convert from Nevada, will introduce the Victims of African-Americans Assistance Act. It would set up a collaborative effort between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to combat 'broad patterns' of black-related crimes.

The bill also would create grants for police agencies to probe alleged crimes and provide assistance such as witness relocation, housing, job training and child care for those leaving black communities, according to Reid's office."



OR....


"Ahead of the first congressional hearing focused on homosexuality since the 1950s, (Senate Majority Leader Harry) Reid, a Mormon convert from Nevada, will introduce the Victims of Homosexuals Assistance Act. It would set up a collaborative effort between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies to combat 'broad patterns' of homosexual-related crimes.


The bill also would create grants for police agencies to probe alleged crimes and provide assistance such as witness relocation, housing, job training and child care for those leaving homosexual households, according to Reid's office."



Yes it is a fair comparison. And what IS a "Polygamy Related Crime?" It is in fact a crime that only exists because of the refusal on the part of various governments to allow Polygamy legally. The crime of pedophilia does not exist if a woman goes to a venue where she can marry young and marries a much older man. It only exists if that man is married already. Otherwise the same act can occur between the two people, and it is entirely legal.





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2 comments:

Lucille said...

It is in fact a crime that only exists because of the refusal on the part of various governments to allow Polygamy legally.

Well, yes. A crime is something a government has passed laws against. That doesn't really mean much.

Hugh said...

What it means Lucille, is that the specific acts they say are Polygamy related crimes, are only crimes because they do not allow Polygamy. That's not as obvious as it sounds.

If I divorce my wife I can legally bed a 13 year old girl, provided I marry her. If I was never married, I can do the same, even though I'm 54.

A POLYGYNIST can do precisely the same things, but because he cannot engage in legal marriage, it's against the law. That's all.

Now if you think about that, Government has made an act illegal for one group of people, that is not illegal for another group of people. Age, sex, religion, creed. All of those things could be the same for two people. The difference that one believes in and practices polygyny does not make that person criminal for their POLYGYNY, it makes them criminal because they can't register their marriage to the younger person.