Arnold Ahlert over at Political Mavens asks:
Let’s start with polygamy. In an era where individual “rights” are paramount, why should polygamy be outlawed? What’s makes it more “problematic” than gay marriage, for instance? If the courts and some legislatures are willing to re-define two thousand years of traditional marriage for one constituency, why not the other?
Where are the outraged howls at the injustice of the police raiding the Texas compound and infringing on the right of these polygamists? Where are the calls for the courts to overturn the injustice of people who want to be married to several women and girls at once? Is it that they are minors? Well, what about:
No doubt the idea that girls as young as, say 14, could be considered adults offends most Americans, right?
I’m not sure. When it comes to abortion, there are 13 states in the country where a minor can get an abortion without her parents knowing about it. Isn’t the decision to terminate a pregnancy an adult decision?
It is now a FEDERAL crime to block access to an abortion clinic. Will they offer the same protections to Polygamist compounds? After all, isn’t it just another lifestyle choice.
As Mr. Ahlert notes, once you start down the path of moral realativism, where do you stop? There is always some twisted pervert who is one more step ahead. Do they have the right to bugger little boys (NAMBLA) or remove the age of consent all together and just let the pedophiles have at any child they can lay their hands on?