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The Tide Turns - The Dish | By Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Beast
One small note. Above, Romney says that we should not discard 3,000 years of history of one-man-one-woman marriage. Ahem. His own family were ardent polygamists only a century ago - and went to Mexican colonies to escape US federal oppression of their version of marriage (which also goes back a long, long way and still exists across the world). Romney's great-grandparents were polygamists; one of his his great-great-grandfathers had twelve wives and was murdered by the husband of the twelfth.


Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu May 10th, 2012 at 02:06:36 PM EST
was murdered by the husband of the twelfth

That sounds either like the Mormons practiced polyandry, or a is very creative way to describe suicide. It should be "the former husband of the twelth"....

by gk (gk) on Thu May 10th, 2012 at 02:11:49 PM EST
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Despite all propaganda to the contrary, it is not at all unusual in Utah to see a van driving around with multiple wives and children with one husband/father. Not so much in the cities, but it's all over the place in the countryside...
by asdf on Thu May 10th, 2012 at 02:23:25 PM EST
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Above, Romney says that we should not discard 3,000 years of history of one-man-one-woman marriage

What happened in the first 2,773 years of history?

by gk (gk) on Thu May 10th, 2012 at 02:38:28 PM EST
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There was that Olde Tyme Religion.

Skepticism is the first step on the road to truth. -- Denis Diderot
by ATinNM on Thu May 10th, 2012 at 04:05:03 PM EST
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