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CMN 3105 Lecture #11.docx

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Communication
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CMN3105
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Stuart Chambers

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CMN 3105: Lecture #11 Nov 5th 2013  How we treated polygamists in history▯ to exterminate them▯ is it really that bad to treat the women like  that when we were capable of murdering those who practiced this.  Joesph Smith­ 1830­ doctrine of plural marriage  Morons were monogamous▯ the first time the leader present the idea of polygamy­ they were repulsed and  thought it was repugnant.  It took 10 years of persuasion to convince that the prophet was sane.  Same sex marriage and polygamy have similar histories of prosecution­ we jailed and killed them.  The second they started talking about plural marriage you would be killed▯ the state was obsessed with  monogamy.  People involved in polygamy are equated Female slavery  Theocracy­ polygamy was a religious cult  Christianity started as a death cult in its basis▯ quickly die and go to heaven  These women who were deemed “slaves” were allowed in Utah to vote and to hold office 50 years before  any other women because they were a protected religious body.  Famous case: Treyolds v United States 1879­ in order to gain judicial support for polygamy.  The supreme court held the argument that polygamy as not protected by the first amendment.  Their rhetoric:  1. has always been odious among the Northern and Western nations of Europe and [instead] was almost  exclusively a feature of Asiatic and African people.” The court viewed polygamy as anti­republican  The courts decided to take everything away from the polygamists that they had▯ non entities.  Arbitrary words to argue  If its just plain harmful­ how can harmful 
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