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1885 Polygamy Decision!

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Hot off the press in 1885

Voting rights of polygamists dispute decided.

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I need a translation into language comprehensible to the rabble, please.

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I ran across this in an old newspaper,.

A little known aspect of the Edmunds Act (antiPoygamy) was to take away the voting franchise of polygamists.  This aspect of the law was debated on who was and was not subject to this sanction.  The article is about the court decision on this issue.

The commission administered an oath which influenced whether th individual could vote and the court decision was made on the conditions of that oath, among other things.

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Ironically it was Wyoming and Utah under polygamy that first gave women the vote in the USA.  And it was the anti-polygamy laws that took them away again for a while. Save the polygamist women by disenfranchising them and remove their political power.

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1 hour ago, JLHPROF said:

Ironically it was Wyoming and Utah under polygamy that first gave women the vote in the USA.  And it was the anti-polygamy laws that took them away again for a while. Save the polygamist women by disenfranchising them and remove their political power.

They clearly were being manipulated by the evil LDS church. You know, standard reasons for colonialism and exploiting others. The British could not free the colonies because the idiots there could not self-govern (so we will keep grabbing their raw materials). We cannot free the slaves because it would be to their detriment so we will shoulder the burden of civilizing them and suffer in doing so (and make a ton of money). We cannot give polygamous women the vote because they will vote to their own detriment.

Not saying they are not right. Some voters are idiots but we just have to live with them.

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