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The legalization and social acceptance of polygamy (or 'polyamory').

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Started: 12/16/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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bsergent

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Polygamy is illegal only because it is a threat to primarily negative aspects of government, religion, and commerce.

The idea that love is given to a person in unlimited amount for family, country, children, and ideals, but in extremely finite supply for lovers and potential mates, is sold to the American and, any other susceptible public, for reasons of profit, and control.

Monogamy is the tool of choice for dividing a population into its smallest productive parts while keeping them from really knowing each other and thus at each other's throats. Monogamy is the wall built around the human intimacy which allows one to see their fellow humans and citizens as "them" and not "us". It is used to keep us distracted, complacent, and sad, such that we will be less resistant and more agreeable.

Virtually all American social evils can be attributed at least in part, directly or indirectly, to the practice of restricting one's choice of mate to a single individual, from such personal horrors as domestic abuse for both spouses and children, to vague social issues such as general political apathy and obesity.

Every aspect of society that would benefit from increased intimacy among the population (true intimacy, closeness, and empathy, not excluding, but not limited to, sexual intimacy) would be served by groups of socially tolerated polygamists better than disparate binary monogamous units. Groups of people connected and united by polygamous families would serve as a much needed social counterpoint to corporations, churches, and government agencies, which currently amount for nearly all tasked human groups.
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