The appeals court ruling reversed a 2013 U.S. district court decision that determined the state violated polygamists’ right to privacy and religious freedom. While polygamy has essentially been decriminalized since that decision, this new ruling brings back a law prohibiting married people from living with additional partners even if they are not legally married to the other “spouses.”Note that the WaPo demon uses quotes around multiple "spouses" in the same way that fact-loving people use quotes around the NY same-sex "spouses". = = = = = **Footnote: Just realized.... the only reference to Natural Law in the founding documents states that the "laws of Nature" require the North American colonies to split from the British government. This is a dubious claim. The controlled experiment proved that the split was an unnecessary waste of lives. The document doesn't use Natural Law as the basis of anything but independence. Needless to say, Madman Lincoln smashed the basis when Dixie tried to re-use it. So even this limited reference is no longer valid.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.