Polygamy is adultry and fornications and illegal.

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    Church leaders have encouraged their flock to take advantage of government assistance in the form of welfare and the WIC (woman-infant-child) programs.[citation needed] Since the government recognizes only one woman as the legal wife of a man, the rest of his wives are considered single mothers and are eligible to receive government assistance. The more wives and children one has, the more welfare checks and food stamps one can receive. By 2003, for example, more than $6 million dollars in public funds were being channeled into the community of Colorado City, AZ. In his book Under the Banner of Heaven (p. 15), Jon Krakauer writes that, "Fundamentalists call defrauding the government 'bleeding the beast' and regard it as a virtuous act." Carolyn Campbell ("Inside Polygamy in the '90s,", 102) adds, "The attitude of some polygamists is 'the government is untrustworthy and corrupt, and I'm above it, but give me those food stamps and free medical care.

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    The Colorado City/Hildale area has the world's highest incidence of fumarase deficiency, an extremely rare genetic condition. Geneticists attribute this to the prevalence of cousin marriage between descendants of two of the town's founders, Joseph Smith Jessop and John Yeates Barlow. It causes encephalopathy, severe mental retardation, unusual facial features, brain malformation, and epileptic seizures.
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    A President doesn't "go after" anyone. What you want to know is will the Justice Department take Federal action against the Fundamentalist groups. And the answer will be yes if they break Federal law. Polygamy is not however a major crime and does not involve the Federal Government, it is a State issue unless the participants cross State lines. Which in some cases they do.

    If one supports gay marriage on the creed that what consenting adults do in the privacy of their home is their business, explain again why anyone should care about Polygamy?

    And the Mormon Church forbade Polygamy in the early 1890's. Anyone that practices it is Ex communicated and removed from the Church.
     
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    Mormon's do not condone multiple marriage anymore....it's been a LONG time. Mitt has ONE wife...so you have no arguement with him on that. Wow...you people are just digging for crap on him and it's driving you crazy. Are you for gay marriage? Like Retired said...why should this bother you?

    I'm against gay marriage...i'm also against polygamy. But Mitt doesn't have that problem...keep looking, you might actually find something real to complain about!
     
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    Don't vote for Mitt cuz there's some inbreds in Arizona?

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    There's plenty of legit reasons not to vote for him, that's not one of them.
     
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    Exactly.
    Polygamy and gay marriage affect no one.
    Why people want to get into the personal lives of others is not unusual these days though. Jerry Springer is very popular.
    Folks need to mind their own damn business and get a life.
     
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    The Romney's fled the US when the anti-polygamy law was passed and stayed there for three generations. Brigham Young wanted a "mission" in Mexico long before that however. SOME of the Romney family returned to the US as a result of the Mexican Revolution. Mittens supports some part of the Mexican Romney's but what is available on line is very confusing and of course, just like his tax returns, Mittens ain't tellin'. Apparently, he still has many cousins there as well as a sister. Some were interviewed on a news program but the sister refused to be interviewed.

    As for polygamy, except that it often involves under-age girls, I really don't care. As it pertains to Mittens, I think its just one more thing he lies about.
     
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    If the Romneys spent three generation is Mexico with the LDS colonies, then, yes, somewhere there is some polygamy.

    Back then.

    Who cares now?
     
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    No, they fled because the mobs burned their house down.
     
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    No one burned down their houses in the 1880s or 1890s.

    Some of the LDS moved to "las colonias" south of Juarez to practice the doctrine of polygamy.
     
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    When, exactly, has Romney ever lied about polygamy?
     

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