We don't force our views on the amish. I live near lots of them. What is your point? THey don't go to school past the 8th grade, they self educate, they don't pay most motor or fuel takes, they have proprietary rights that enable them to enslave all sorts of animals via puppy mills and they undercut a lot of taxed labor. You want to be like the Amish? Okay. But you have to establish your views (consistently) for hundreds of years like they have. I don't think that divorce, regardless of excuses, really fits their bill. Don't drag their fine way of life into your argument. THey would shun you.
Same sex marriage has been practiced in the past as well. It wasn't always 1 man 1 woman. Not even close.
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Even if being gay was a choice....so what? What does that matter to you? I don't care that you are divorced and in a blended family. I don't care that my friend is a single mom. I don't care if you want an open relationship in your marriage. It doesn't matter to me. I don't care about polygamous families (Unless underaged/forced)...but I do realize that that can change tax benefits etc..... How you choose to live your life and raise your family is just that...your choice. I can't worry that maybe your kids (general your) might be resentful of the life they had. Many kids raised by a 2 parent traditional family as you call it..resent their parents and the life they grew up in...do we worry about them? The choices their parents made?
I'm okay with that.
Again, I know that that brings into taxes, benefits etc. I do think that tax wise we need to only allow 1 benefit for 1 spouse but each spouse should get legal recognition for hospital visits, right to children etc.
Same here. I personally don't see any appeal in polygamy, and I do think that the legality of everything gets more complicated when you involve more people. I also think that from a practical standpoint we need to do a MUCH better job of protecting underage children and women in polygamist communities. But philosophically I don't think it's the government's job to legislate the love lives of consenting adults. If consenting adults want to enter into a polygamist marriage, I can't think of a good reason why the government should stop them.
Our tax code is super complicated as it is, I am sure that we could come up with a tax law that would be acceptable for families that wanted to live in a polygamous lifestyle.