Thursday, April 05, 2012

National Review Makes The Case For Polygamy

Writing at, Kevindy Williamson delivers an impassioned demand for equal rights for polygamists:
[Lawrence] O’Donnell denounced Romney as a guy who belongs to a church that
was created by a guy in upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it. Forty-eight wives later, Joseph Smith’s lifestyle was completely sanctified in the religion he invented to go with it, which Mitt Romney says he believes.
Thanks for the Muppet News Flash, Larry. The exact nature of Smith’s polygamy is contested  (his only children were from his first wife, leading some to believe that his polygamy was of a non-sexual nature), but, yes, he was a polygamist. So was Solomon. So was Abraham. And, oddly enough, Lawrence O’Donnell plays a polygamist’s attorney on television — there’s nothing quite so satisfying as profiting from the prurient interest in a subject you denounce. Charlemagne was a polygamist.
I agree completely, Kev. If polygamy is good enough for Abraham, Charlemange and the fictional client of a fictional character played by Lawrence O'Donnell on HBO, it's good enough for America.
Kev, it's not only your right but your responsibility to make things legal between yourself and Maggie Gallagher and her hubby.