The Radicals’ Approach to Social Engineering
… The British Columbia Supreme Court will consider the legality of the province’s laws after two members of a Mormon community in Bountiful, British Columbia, were charged with polygamy. The case will center primarily on religious freedom, but it may provide an opportunity to rethink the justification for banning polygamy.
“The problem,” says Queen’s University law professor Beverley Baines, “is that Canadian culture has changed significantly and there are many people living secretly in polygamous relationships. There is an assumption that polygamy is bad for women and children–but as long as it’s a crime, no one is going to belly up and say they’re living in the relationship. Until they decriminalize it we can’t know if it’s harmful in Canada.”
The first thought to mind is Nancy Pelosi’s admonition that Congress had to pass ObamaCare to see what it contained, but it hadn’t previously occurred to me how apt a summary of the radical, or progressive, approach to social change that statement really was. It’s all a grand experiment to them, no matter how many lives are damaged by the cultural underpinnings that they’re so eager to sweep away.
Of course, to the extent that they are willing to consider evidence at all, progressives are likely aware that so many factors come into play, in the social arena, that no instance of cause and effect is ever free of the opportunity to dissemble and make excuses.