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August 19

2010

August 19, 2010, is the TENTH   Polygamy Day ® - a decade of celebrations!

Significant events have occurred over the previous year, all leading up to this year's celebration of "Polygamy Day ® 10."

On November 3, 2009, marriage controllers managed to persuade a majority of Maine voters to approve a "People's Veto" to overturn their State's same sex marriage law (previously passed in 2009). However, on July 8, 2010, a federal Judge in Massachusetts overturned the federal "Defense of Marriage of Act" (DOMA) with two different court decisions, using the Fifth and Tenth Amendment positions respectively. A few weeks later, on August 4, 2010, a federal Judge in California overturned the marriage control referendum, "Proposition 8" (previously passed in 2008), using the Fourteenth Amendment position and asserting that no majority is allowed to over-ride the right of the Individuals of the "fundamental right" to marriage. Making 5th, 10th, and 14th Amendment challenges to marriage control laws, all three decisions are heading to the Supreme Court. Consenting adult pro-polygamists will be watching to see what happens throughout that process.

On June 9, 2010, an Arizona judge dismissed the charges in Arizona against Warren Jeffs, the leader of the rogue Mormon sect, the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints (FLDS). On July 27, 2010, the Utah Supreme Court unanimously reversed the two convictions of Warren Jeffs in that State and ordered a re-trial. Extradition papers have been approved in Utah whereby Jeffs may be transferred to face yet another trial for charges against him in Texas. Normal consenting-adult pro-polygamists have never supported Warren Jeffs or the crimes of underaged marriages. If Jeffs manages to overcome all legal charges, he will still be no martyr and no "role model" example for polygamists around the country. Jeffs is fully opposed by the National Polygamy Rights Movement for Consenting Adults.

On February 17, 2010, political conservatives organized around a formal statement of principles, called "The Mount Vernon Statement." They called for limiting government based on the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution; if something is not in the Constitution, the federal government is prohibited from being involved in the issue. The conservative founder of the Media Research Center, in referring to the Tenth Amendment principle regarding the Mount Vernon Statement, even asked, "'Where in the Constitution is health care a mandate? The answer is nowhere it's nowhere in the Constitution [that] is health care a right,'" On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed his new Health Care Law, mandating that every citizen "must" purchase health insurance. Conservatives decried that mandate as unconstitutional based on the Tenth Amendment. On August 3, 2010, the Missouri Legislature passed "Proposition C" to refuse that federal mandate based on the Tenth Amendment. This shows that conservatives are finally remembering the Tenth Amendment. For years, pro-polygamists have consistently reminded conservatives that the 10th Amendment Prohibits Government Controlled Marriage. Hence, it is extremely good news that conservatives are finally returning to their Tenth Amendment position indeed. Marriage control is also nowhere in the Constitution!

As the new decade (semantically) began in January 2010, a national publicist was fully engaged in getting positive media attention - a historic first for the movement of consenting adult polygamy, with National Polygamy Advocate, Mark Henkel, doing even more interviews. Appearing on FOX Business Network, Mark Henkel, even spontaneously created a new, repeatable, and quite humorous sound-bite that fully flattens the "slippery slope" argument. The sound-bite has become a powerfully important rhetorical tool whenever someone mentions the silliness of "marrying non-humans."

With so much going on, polygamy supporters had much to consider as well as to celebrate on August 19, 2010, "Polygamy Day ® 10."


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     POLYGAMY is NOT "bad for women"
Dr. Joyce Brothers: "Polygamy is not as bad as people think. I would rather be third in line of a good man than the only wife of a jerk."
[Live, as Guest: Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect", Comedy Channel, Dec. 22, 1994]


     POLYGAMY is NOT "Immoral"
Dr. Laura Schlessinger: "In the polygamous society of the Bible, adultery is defined as sexual intercourse between a man (whether married or unmarried) and a woman married to someone else. In biblical times, most societies allowed men to marry more than one woman."
["The Ten Commandments", Pg. 218, © 1998 Dr. Laura Schlessinger]



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