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THE STATE OF UTAH WAS FORCED to outlaw polygamy in order to be accepted into the Union.  Notwithstanding that, polygamy still thrives in the state to this day.  There are pockets of it all over the state, and isolated instances of men with multiple wives with, as you might guess, multiple children as well.  No one in authority does anything about it.  In the southern part of the state, near where I lived for fourteen years, there is an entire town (Hildale, Utah) that is polygamous, including all its officials (along with its companion town, Colorado City, Ariz.)  I drove through there many times on the way to St. George, Utah.  The women, sometimes called sister-wives, were immediately recognizable, since their prescribed attire is an overwhelming tent-like dress, and even their hairdo, an ugly mop that vaguely resembles a swollen beehive (the state’s symbol), is mandated by the fundamentalist leaders of the cultish religion.  I don’t imagine that the U.S. government will be moving to take away Utah’s statehood any time soon because of their continued acquiescence to polygamy, and Utah, which is 67.7% Mormon, would have to prosecute their own fundamentalist sect if they took any action against polygamy.  The defense, if you can call it that, is that the men are not formally marrying but one of the wives, yet this seems to indicate that the rest are at least what is known as ‘common law’ wives.  As for me, I’m satisfied with just one, and I have problems enough handling that responsibility.  

 

Not for me. I don’t like to share and I don’t expect the other half to share either. 

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What can I say Henry, you certainly cover a lot of interesting topics don't you? You really are on a roll this week and it's not even half over! Keep up the good work! And that goes for your co-contributer, English (Wordsmith) Bill.😉
 

Hello HenryM. 

Thanks for another thought-provoking subject, which I must admit to not really having any interest in prior to your post.  However, having just begun a new book on 'alternative perspectives', I could not pass up the opportunity of addressing this issue in my usual way. 

Best wishes

Bill

ALTERNATIVE PERSPECTIVES. (POLYGAMY).

In contemplation of this thing
I must admit that what I bring 
is a perspective biased by
an instant urge to question why.

It should be said that all my life 
I would not want more than one wife,
so who am I to judge the ones
who feel that they need more than one?

My bias, having been exposed,
I like to think my mind’s not closed,
so, I will share my contemplation
of this polygamous situation. 

Firstly, it seems it is the ‘men’ 
who have more wives within ‘his’ den.
Is this because they’re prominent 
or more because they’re dominant?

Quite often, the way men behave
they treat their women like a slave
so, if they want to ‘own’ a lot,
is this slavery that they’ve got?

From another point of view 
our society seems askew,
for in one life, it may seem strange 
that by divorce a spouse may change. 

Societies’ promoting greed
should not be shocked when perceived need
is to want to stockpile stuff,
when what folk have is not enough.

Collecting wives seems much the same
as other greed and selfish games. 
So, I for one, am not surprised 
when, of polygamy I’m apprised.

                                    B. Withers  2022

 

Hi guys we,ve been married almost 48yrs. and i,ve always said one is more than enough.

 

A certain amount of hypocricy creeps into an honest answer to this question. Everyone knows that a whole lot of married men frequent singles bars, in NYC at least. I read about a girl who complained that most of the men who try to date her are married. There are countries, advanced ones at that where nearly everyone with deep pockets has a mistress, more than one in some cases. I had a hard time living amicably with one, that happened twice though not at the same time so I am a poor judge.

 


bowsprit wrote:

A certain amount of hypocricy creeps into an honest answer to this question. Everyone knows that a whole lot of married men frequent singles bars, in NYC at least. I read about a girl who complaine...

Then there are the serial monogamists who marry, divorce, marry, divorce, etal.   

 

I thought 🤔 you were going to break into the song divorce beheaded and died for a minute there Henry lol 😂 XX 

 


Caz67 wrote:

I thought 🤔 you were going to break into the song divorce beheaded and died for a minute there Henry lol 😂 XX 

Not something that I'm familiar with, Caz.

 


HenryM wrote:

Not something that I'm familiar with, Caz.

😂 🤣 

 


J🙂 wrote:

😂 🤣 

Spot on Jo xx

 

Do you think they figure out who the next wife will be by trying out many and then eliminating them one by one with a rose ceremony?

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