On Utah’s Polygamy Ruling

Once again I’m disappointed on a ruling seemingly for liberty. A federal judge in Utah ruled two days ago that Utah’s law prohibiting polygamous cohabitation to be unconstitutional. That a federal judge would interfere with a local law is troubling. It’s a display of power by a bigger state over a smaller one. Local laws against polygamous cohabition are unjust, as all statist laws are, but a federal judge’s interference is likewise unjust. I am glad that those engaged in polygamous cohabitation will no longer be hunted down by the individuals calling themselves the State of Utah, but I think the price paid is too high, a price that will be borne by everyone, not just those engaged in polygamous cohabitation. And that’s today’s two cents.


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Founder and editor of Everything-Voluntary.com and UnschoolingDads.com, Skyler is a husband and unschooling father of three beautiful children. His writings include the column series “One Voluntaryist’s Perspective” and “One Improved Unit,” and blog series “Two Cents“. Skyler also wrote the books No Hitting! and Toward a Free Society, and edited the books Everything Voluntary and Unschooling Dads. You can hear Skyler chatting away on his podcasts, Everything Voluntary and Thinking & Doing.