The supreme case for adding wives..

Have you ever watched ‘Sister Wives,’ the show about plural marriage? To be honest, I’m a bit conflicted. There’s a freedom loving libertarian deep in my soul who is totally cool with people living their lives exactly as they choose..as long as no one gets hurt in the process.

But..

There is something that gnaws at me when I think about a man packing an additional wife into his household whenever the mood strikes him.  Marriage in America is an exclusive commitment to, and contract with, one other human being. The idea that a man thinks he has the right to randomly add more (and ever younger) wives to fulfill his needs and realize his dreams is nothing less than a self-serving perversion of the entire concept of marriage. 

Remember Warren Jeffs? He is the polygamist who allegedly married 80 women, subsequently fathering 250 children with them. I know- that’s nuts..but if adding extra wives is suddenly deemed acceptable, how can the addition of three or seven be right but ten or even eighty be wrong? Where do we draw the line and who is going to draw it?  If the photo above from the show ‘Sister Wives’ doesn’t make us uncomfortable, but the one below does, we also need to recognize that our own personal biases will lead to complex inconsistencies. You can’t support adding extra wives for one group and be against it for another.

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Which brings me to the idea (recently floated) of adding additional justices to the Supreme Court.

Like plural marriage, once the door is opened to randomly adding more judges to fulfill politicians’ needs and realize their dreams, we will have self-servingly perverted one of the three branches of government.  And if adding extra judges is suddenly deemed acceptable, how can the addition of three or seven be right , but ten or even eighty be wrong? Where do we draw the line and who is going to draw it?

And again, you can’t support adding extra  judges for one party but be against it for another.

All of us, regardless of our personal political persuasion, need to pay close attention to our representatives when they discuss, or refuse to discuss, re-engineering the very columns upon which our nation stands. It’s bad enough to have a country that is torn apart politically, once we start tearing down the framework and/or defunding institutions that support this entire experiment called the United States of America.. we may be sadly writing the beginning of our final chapter.

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Future Supreme Court?

12 Comments Add yours

  1. LA says:

    Ok…you didn’t ask, but I’m telling you. I hate when people refer to America as a democracy. I mean…you should at least have some idea that we are a republic

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    1. Cindy says:

      My husband’s biggest pet peeve. 😂

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      1. LA says:

        I’m mentioning that tomorrow in my post

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      2. Cindy says:

        These days you can’t help get the feeling that it matters less and less. You have city councils with extra ordinary power completely mowed over by the mob. Best example of all was the council member in Seattle who literally unlocked the door to the city building allowing demonstrators to take over the place..she’s the same person who led groups to the mayor’s home a few weeks later to bang pots and pans, shine strobe lights and scream profanities.

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      3. LA says:

        Don’t get me started on this path….I’m going to do my own little snarky take about how easy it is to be led by someone with charm and literally nothing else…what’s the term? Sheeple?

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      4. Cindy says:

        Useful idiots..? Although wow- speaking of the West, seems like the UBER liberal mayor of Portlandia is in the fight of his political life from a challenger who is even FURTHER to the left than he is. I actually feel for the man..he tried to appease those who have laid siege to the city, had to move because they found out where he lived and set fires at his condo..and yet still..he couldn’t donate enough blood to the cause I guess. One resident voting for the “I am Antifa” candidate said he felt the mayor had been too “pro-business” during this summer’s window smashing mayhem.. I’m assuming this dude doesn’t buy bread and milk and toilet paper at local “businesses” like the rest of us mere mortals.

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      5. LA says:

        I can’t even….I blame parenting….

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      6. Cindy says:

        ..and college professors. 🙄

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  2. I have to confess, I do not understand your political system down there. (Canadian here) Ours is based on the parliamentary system in the U.K. I never really had much interest in American politics before Trump, now I am watching more closely and learning as I go. I have to admit, it still confuses me – elected judges? But I get it is how the republic was formed and history teaches us that the U.S.A. wanted nothing to do with a British-style governing system.

    Sister wives – hmmm – guess the patriarchy-loving individuals would endorse it, maybe? I’m with you on that. I like to think I am open-minded, live and let live and all that, but, like you I am conflicted. I’ve never seen sister wives. I’m not sure I want to. LOL

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    1. Cindy says:

      What’s weird about the sister wives on this show is that they are “normal” type women..they have jobs, wear make-up, get ticked off about homework etc.. you have to remind yourself of the reality of the way they live. He is just gross though..ugh..and the whole set up is icky..when you think about it, it’s just 🤢..and again..his ego..yowza..but I can look at them and almost think “live and let live”… well, almost…not quite..and where does it stop..same with supreme court packing..the idea that politicians could add more and more judges at will is completely alarming..kinda like defunding the police..waay to extreme..would spell the beginning of the end for our system of government..and clearly there are those who would like to see that.

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      1. Hopefully it won’t come to fruition. Cannot comment on sister wives as I’ve never seen it – doubt I’d want to.

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