Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Polygamy means getting nailed from the right and the left

Nasty little article on Alternet about the recently busted polygamist compound in Texas. What caught my eye was the opening line:

There is nothing so dangerous for a child as an insular, patriarchal religious organization ...

I just wonder if the writers would similarly support government intervention and the tearing of children away from families if the "insular, patriarchal religious organization" had happened to be an indigenous tribe in the Amazon or the South Pacific. Tolerance is a real bitch when it's white women dressed up liked 18th century pioneers, ain't it?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The polygamist women are living off of welfare and food stamps. FLDS polygamy would not be possible without government subsidies

12:10 PM  
Blogger lonely libertarian said...

Maybe, maybe not, but unless you're talking about ending welfare and food stamps for everyone, I'm not sure what the point is. Polygamy certainly existed before welfare and food stamps.

1:29 PM  

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