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CoolEdge - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Thousands of years of history, with rules developed to make a society function better ... but you have it figured out they were wrong. "zero bearing on my life as I'm neither gay nor a polygamist." yeah right ... giving entitlements to any "marriages" you don't perceive as influencing your life should be allowed. You know the original colonies demanded their residents attend church…
WarCry - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Morality cannot be legislated. Period. When you start making morality laws, then freedom doesn't exist any more. While some might laugh at using the example, look at the movie DEMOLITION MAN. One of the running gags in that movie is when someone says a "bad word", Big-Brother-Is-Always-Listening computer buzzes and issues a fine for a "violation of the verbal moralities code". If that's…
WarCry - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Some monogamists "marry" underage kids, too. But that's breaking the law, same as it would be if polygamy was made legal. You're using deviant cases like Warren Jeffs to paint a picture of a whole host of people, and that's no more justified that calling the entire Catholic church pedophiles or all men serial killers because of John Wayne Gacy. You cannot paint with that broad of a…
Quijote57 - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
The Founding Fathers most likely did not intend for political liberty to include freedom to practice immorality. Liberty is too often confused with license. Yes, some of the Founders had immoral relationships (the supposed relationship between Jefferson and his female slave, for instance), but I don't think they intended for those to be codified as legal in all the states. And I don't think…
Quijote57 - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
You make valid arguments except this: in some instances, the polygamist marries an under-aged teenager who does not or cannot consent.

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Four potential new owners still in the mix for the future

The Quincy Gems remain the property of the Oakley Lindsey Center - for now.

Conversations with parties interested in buying the Quincy gems continue, but Oakley Lindsey Center Executive Director Rob Ebbing says it is unlikely at this point that any one buyer will step in with a purchase offer. 

Ebbing and his staff have begun preparations for the 2014 season. Ebbing said "We said all along we were gonna run the season. There was a point in there where we were kind of waiting to see where the development of the conversations were going to go and how fast they were going to move." 

He said they did not want to rush a new owner into a position where they may not be ready to operate the team.

The four potential owners have been notified that the OLC will go ahead with the season as planned. 

To that end, Ebbing attended the Prospect League Winter Meeting last week.  A couple of teams have changed ownership and a new team from Springfield, Ohio has joined the league and Ebbing says the league has agreed to hire umpires fresh out of umpiring school.

 

He said, "These are individuals who are looking to grow rapidly in the baseball industry and try to get into the minors and the majors."  According to Ebbing,  the program will actually save teams money over previous seasons.

 

The Gems open their season in Hannibal on Thursday, May 29th.


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