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Beck, Marriage and The State of The Union

NewJAl Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:20 PM
The greatest cruelty, if a boy is raised by a father with several wives, is that that boy must break free of all that seems normal to him, as our men are not outnumbered by women as once was the case. Hand to hand combat made many, many widows, and the kind thing to do was to take them into a house as a wife, children included. That was then. Polygamy is a cultural relic, like slavery. By and large both remain in some Muslim States. Have yet to see Muslims criticized for their treatment of women or the slaves they still keep. And some of these speak boldly at the UN about how bad the USA is.

My buddy, Glenn Beck, has made a great contribution to the TEA party movement and to a renewal of popular interest in our Founding Fathers and their ideals. For all that he deserves praise.

But, I believe, he is making a serious error in abandoning the civil right of marriage. The Republican Party was founded in opposition to two historic wrongs. The party’s first platform in 1856 denounced “slavery and polygamy—the twin relics of barbarism.” Slavery was finally put down with a terrible toll—630,000 Americans dead in the Civil War. The new movie, Lincoln, tells the dramatic story of the...