Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Does Obama Approve of Polygamy? reports on the appointment by President Obama of Chai R. Feldblum as commissioner of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

We thought our nation had settled the polygamy issue a century and a half ago, but this nomination makes it a 21st century controversy. Obama's nominee for the EEOC, a lesbian law-school professor named Chai R. Feldblum, signed a 2006 manifesto endorsing polygamous households (i.e., "in which there is more than one conjugal partner").

This document, titled "Beyond Same-Sex Marriage: A New Strategic Vision for All Our Families & Relationships," argues that traditional marriage "should not be legally and economically privileged above all others." The American people obviously think otherwise, and current laws reflect our wishes.

The article goes on to mention that Obama's regulatory czar, Cass Sunstein, wrote a book in 2008 called "Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth and Happiness," in which he urged that "the word marriage would no longer appear in any laws, and marriage licenses would no longer be offered or recognized by any level of government."

Sunstein argues that traditional marriage discriminates against single people by imposing "serious economic and material disadvantages." He asks, "Why not leave people's relationships to their own choices, subject to the judgments of private organizations, religious and otherwise?"

We like Mr. Sunstein very much around here. Who can forget that wonderfully informative hour-long video of his on the 2nd Amendment. After that, I tend to like anything he says.

What's your opinion? Is the Obama administration truly leaning towards supporting polygamy and other alternative lifestyles? Would that be good or bad for the country? Do you think such a leaning on the part of the government would increase the terrible divisiveness that has marked the last few years in American history?

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Yes it would exacerbate the divisiveness in the nation to support polygamy and gay marriage.

    Actually, polygamy might be a deal breaker for the gay marriage folks. Even the feminists might rise up in protest to a system where religion is used to make women put up with being wife no. 1 with 3 or more younger wives in the family. They'll smell a religious rat, for sure!