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Pro-Polygamists Celebrate 8th Annual Polygamy Day ®

Date: Aug 19, 2008
Word Count: 750 words
Cross-Reference: Polygamy Day ®, pro-polygamists, polygamy rights WIN-WIN solution


On August 19, 2008, consenting-adult pro-polygamists throughout America are celebrating "Polygamy Day 8."

August   19th   is   the   official   date   of   Polygamy   Day   ®,   a   U.S.   registered   trademark   of   the   non-profit   Polygamy   Day,   Inc.     The   first   Polygamy   Day   ®   occurred   on   August   19,   2001.     Every   year   since   then,   committed   activists   of   polygamy   rights   for   consenting-adults   have   celebrated   this   special   annual   date.     As   the   original   celebration   occurred   in   “Year   1”   of   the   new   millennium,   it   was   identified   as   "Polygamy   Day   1."     Going   forward,   each   subsequent   "Polygamy   Day"   was   then   identified   in   the   same   numerical   manner,   right   on   up   to   the   current   "Polygamy   Day   8"   on   August   19,   2008. 
 
Polygamy   Day   ®   emerged   from   a   motivational   get-together   in   Old   Orchard   Beach,   Maine,   among   consenting-adult   polygamy   rights   activists   from   around   the   country.     Those   original   activists   had   no   connection   with   any   derivative   of   Mormon   polygamy   whatsoever.     With   each   subsequent   year,   the   special   anniversary   eventually   blossomed   into   a   nationwide   religiously-neutral   celebration   by   individuals   all   around   the   country,   for   all   forms   of   consenting-adult   pro-polygamists. 
 
Christian   polygamists,   secular   polygamists,   Jewish   polygamists,   Muslim   polygamists,   and   even   any   Mormon   polygamists   who   oppose   underage   marriage,   all   can   celebrate   this   one   specific   day   each   year   wherever   they   live.      
 
In   the   year   leading   up   to   "Polygamy   Day   8,"   many   news   events   had   significant   impact. 
 
Criminalities   from   one   rogue,   isolated   Mormon   polygamy   sect   -   the   FLDS   -   dominated   the   year's   news.     In   September,   2007,   the   FLDS'   criminal   leader,   Warren   Jeffs,   was   convicted   for   arranging   the   non-polygamous   marriage   of   a   14   year   old   girl   with   her   19   year   old   cousin.     In   April,   2008,   the   State   of   Texas   raided   an   FLDS   community   on   more   allegations   of   underage   marriage.     In   July,   Senator   Harry   Reid   -   a   "mainstream"   Mormon   himself   -   conducted   a   Congressional   "hearing"   exclusively   about   the   Mormon-based   FLDS   as   "organized   crime."   Parroting   "mainstream"   Mormonism's   cult   mind   control   tactic   that   "no   Mormon   polygamists   are   Mormon,"   Reid’s   FLDS-only   "hearing"   dropped   the   word   "Mormon"   to   indiscriminately   target   all   "polygamists"   everywhere.     Nationwide,   though,   most   consenting-adult   pro-polygamists   are   neither   Mormon   polygamists   nor   live   in   isolated   sect   communities.     Moreover,   even   some   consenting-adult   Mormon   polygamists   oppose   the   FLDS   too. 
 
Throughout   all   this   news,   the   National   Polygamy   Advocate,   Mark   Henkel,   was   out   explaining   the   real   facts   to   the   media.     His   organization,   TruthBearer.org,   spent   thousands   of   dollars   -   including   issuing   press   releases   with   massive   distribution.     Henkel   appeared   many   times   on   CourtTV   (now   called   TruTV),   was   reported   by   the   Associated   Press,   and   was   extensively   featured   in   a   John   Stossel   special   report   about   consenting-adult   non-Mormon   polygamy   on   ABC-TV's   "20/20."     Henkel   routinely   explained:   Jeffs'   case   did   not   involve   polygamy,   and   the   national   polygamy   rights   movement   for   consenting   adults   always   opposed   Jeffs,   the   FLDS,   and   underage   marriage. 
 
In   other   news,   big   government   marriage   controllers   were   blind-sided   in   May,   2008,   by   a   California   State   Supreme   Court   where   six   of   the   seven   justices   were   Republicans.     The   Court   determined   that   the   right   to   marry   is   an   individual   right.     While   legalizing   the   biological   impossibility   of   “same   sex   marriage,”   the   Decision   claimed   it   would   not   affect   anti-polygamy   laws.     But   it   clearly   will   have   such   an   impact   one   day   -   precisely   because   the   right   for   consenting-adults   to   marry   is   an   individual   right.    
 
Marriage   controllers   still   self-combustively   react   as   "democrats,"   promoting   anti-republican   referendum   "democracy"   in   order   to   infringe   individual   rights.     But   they   are   finding   that   that   very   same   use   of   majoritarian   "democracy"   can   and   will   backfire   against   them.     Mobocratic   majorities   can   just   as   easily   vote   against   current   big   government   marriage   definitions. 
 
Worse   -   as   happened   in   Maine   in   June,   2008   -   marriage   controllers   trying   to   get   an   anti-homosexual   referendum   on   the   ballot   are   even   having   to   give   up.     They   could   not   even   get   enough   signatures   to   get   the   proposal   onto   the   ballot.     That   battle   is   being   lost. 
 
Herewith,   the   polygamy   rights   WIN-WIN   solution   obtained   momentum   to   end   all   marriage   politics   for   all   sides.     By   prohibiting   big   government   from   defining   marriage   either   way   or   another,   neither   side’s   "democrat"   majority   can   ever   again   infringe   consenting-adults'   individual   right   to   marry. 
 
Yes,   the   false   association   of   the   FLDS   -   with   alleged   underage   crimes   -   posed   very   real   set-backs   for   consenting-adult   polygamists   this   year.     However,   the   successes   of   the   National   Polygamy   Advocate   to   get   the   truth   out   about   normal   pro-polygamists,   and   the   increasing   political   losses   of   the   big   government   marriage   control   "democrats,"   both   show   that   the   WIN-WIN   solution   of   the   national   polygamy   rights   movement   for   consenting   adults   -   to   end   all   marriage   politics   -   can   overcome   such   setbacks   and   eventually   obtain   true   freedom   for   all. 
 
With   such   reason   for   hope   of   genuine   freedom   one   day,   consenting-adult   pro-polygamists   throughout   America   definitely   have   great   cause   to   celebrate   on   this   August   19,   2008   -     "Polygamy   Day   8."    


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Bibliographic URLs:

Polygamy Day, Inc. 
http://www.PolygamyDay.com 
 
 
Warren Jeffs / FLDS news - Opposed by National Polygamy Rights Movement 
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/9/prweb552208.htm 
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/04/prweb874544.htm 
 
 
Sen. Harry Reid’s FLDS-only “hearing” about “all polygamists” 
http://judiciary.senate.gov/hearing.cfm?id=3489 
http://gosanangelo.com/news/2008/jul/24/live-from-the-senate-flds-coverage/ 
 
 
National Polygamy Advocate, Mark Henkel 
http://www.nationalpolygamyadvocate.com 
http://www.truthbearer.org/media/mark-henkel-interview-example/ 
 
 
CourtTV – with National Polygamy Advocate 
http://www.truthbearer.org/media/court-tv/ 
http://www.courttv.com/chat/transcripts/2007/0924jeffs-henkel.html 
 
 
Associated Press – with National Polygamy Advocate 
http://www.truthbearer.org/media/ap/2007-11-21-polygamists-glad-warren-jeffs-going-to-prison/ 
http://www.cnn.com/2007/US/law/11/21/child.bride.ap/ 
 
 
ABC-TV “20/20” John Stossel – with National Polygamy Advocate 
http://www.truthbearer.org/media/abc-20-20/ 
http://abcnews.go.com/2020/Stossel/story?id=5396768&page=1 
 
 
California Supreme Court Decision, May 2008 
http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/opinions/documents/S147999.PDF 
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/05/15/BA3G10N325.DTL 
 
 
Big Government Marriage Control “democrats” 
http://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=PR08E02 
http://www.protectmarriage.com/article//jerry-brown-s-meddling 
http://www.washingtonblade.com/2008/8-15/news/national/13101.cfm 
 
 
Big Government Marriage Controllers losing battle 
http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=195007 
 
 
The Polygamy Rights WIN-WIN Solution 
http://www.pro-polygamy.com/articles.php?news=0057 
http://www.pro-polygamy.com/articles.php?news=0042 



 
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