Starting in September, 2011, National Polygamy Advocate, Mark Henkel, released "Season One" of ten "polygamy rights" speeches, previously recorded before live, non-polygamous audiences. Uploading a video of one speech each week to the new YouTube channel, "MarkHenkelPolygamy," that "Season One" was completed after the first ten speeches were all posted by November 10, 2011. The next ten speeches of "Season Two" were subsequently uploaded each week from January 26 to March 29, 2012. A month later, one extra special video was posted on the third-year anniversary of the National Polygamy Advocate's historic political "testimony" speech in 2009. The videos of all of these speeches provide the National Polygamy Rights Movement for Consenting Adults with genuinely powerful tools for promoting their fight for freedom.
Although individually released in a different and individualized order, the videos in "Season Two" can be categorized according to their related purposes: women, Q&A, free speech, and movement.
The first category includes three speeches involving issues about women, providing a personal insight into the actuality of living as a polygamous family. The lesson of "The Power of Attracting Woman's Choice," explains that it is women who choose the man (especially in polygamy), which thereby requires men to smarten up seriously high enough to learn how to actually attract women's choice. "My First & Legal Wife is a Wonderful Woman" is Mark Henkel's very first speech posted online that included content actually involving his own personal family; for that reason, this first speech of its kind from him is about the very first woman in his married life. The third presentation in this category, "Gotta Make Them Happy (Polygamy is NOT Easy for the Guy!)," gives another personal family story in a very entertaining presentation, showing the very real challenge and crisis that a non-polygamous man will otherwise never have to overcome, and thereby humorously - yet clearly - proving the point of the parenthetical portion of the title.
The second category consists of videos of Mark Henkel presenting speeches from a lectern in a press conference format, after which he conducts a Q&A session with the live non-polygamous audience. "We Always Opposed All Criminals" adamantly declares how the National Polygamy Rights Movement for Consenting Adults has also always opposed the criminals which the media have otherwise misreported as supposed "polygamists." "The 'Mathematics of Polygamy' is False" provides the facts to show how the unproven theory - i.e., that allowing polygamy would somehow deprive men of access to women by supposedly distorting the ratio of men to women - is simply untrue and that the real issue to consider is the actual ratio (and under-supply) of men-who-want-to-marry-women to women-who-want-to-marry-men. The third speech, "2 Professors' Opinions NOT Based on Evidence," expressly proves how the biased anti-polygamy opinions of two professors - who had both testified in a constitutionality test-case in British Columbia, Canada - had not been based on any relevant evidence whatsoever.
The third category directly addresses the issue of free speech for polygamists. Whereas the previous "Season One" of videos had included a video that explained how anti-polygamy laws had criminalized free speech, this "Season Two" provided a new legal-argument speech titled, "Supreme Court De-Criminalized Free Speech (on March 2, 2011)." This important presentation details how the precedent-setting arguments used by the U.S. Supreme Court - in the Snyder v. Phelps case of 2011 - had fully overturned the portions of most anti-polygamy laws that otherwise made polygamists' free speech a crime.
The fourth category includes three speeches detailing how the polygamy rights movement succeeds, continues to grow, and moves forward offering benefits to society beyond the movement itself. "The House of Cards of Anti-Polygamy" demonstrates how anti-polygamy thinking in modern society is built upon a "house of cards" of different political constituencies - and this speech also reveals how to "bring it down" by removing the "first floor." The next speech, "Irresistible Force & Immovable Object (Solving the Marriage Control Conundrum)," is certainly one of Henkel's most powerfully persuasive presentations, as he respectively shows both sides of the marriage debate how their own individual values actually compel them to embrace the Polygamy Rights Win-Win Solution to end the marriage debate. The final speech, "History & Importance of Love-Not-Force," shows how the new paradigm of love-not-force first began as a standard for the new movement of Christian Polygamy, how it then grew from there to be the standard for the larger overall National Polygamy Rights Movement for Consenting Adults, and how it has since grown beyond the movement to now become a standard for living that anyone can embrace, whether or not one is a Christian, and whether or not one supports polygamy. Ultimately, this third speech shows how, even beyond polygamy, love-not-force has changed - and is still changing - the course of history.
Finally, one month after the ten videos of "Season Two" were all uploaded, one extra video was also added, "Mark Henkel Polygamy Testimony at Hearing for Same Sex Marriage 4-22-09 Maine." Unlike the other posted speeches, this was the historic speech where the National Polygamy Advocate famously proposed his Polygamy Rights Win-Win Solution to end the marriage debate at a political Public Hearing of over 4,000 people. Celebrating that historic moment, the video was uploaded on the third-year anniversary, April 22, 2012.
Now, the "Season Two" has concluded, along with an extra video of a historic political-activism speech. These new videos provide polygamy rights activists and supporters with even more tools to successfully promote the fight for polygamists' freedom. At the same time, these are also necessary resources for media requesting interviews, for meeting planners seeking to book speaking engagements with the National Polygamy Advocate, Mark Henkel, and for anyone else who is either researching or just trying to learn more about polygamy rights for consenting adults.
But that is not the end of the story. These videos have already led to some powerful new opportunity and success, still yet to be reported. With these persuasive tools and resulting successes, the polygamists' fight for freedom unceasingly advances.
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