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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.
WarCry - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
For those of you who are throwing out "Why not polygamy??!!??!" like it's some sort of moralistic insult or challenge, I have a question for you: Why NOT polygamy? As long as everyone involved is a legal, consenting adult, why the hell would you care what they're doing? Guess what? There are a LOT of multi-partner relationships going on in this country RIGHT NOW and it's not affecting…
qfingers - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Actually there's no reason for the state to issue a marriage license at all. Read the history of it: http://macquirelatory.com/Marriage%20License%20Tr...

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Projected deficit at $130,000

The chairman of the Adams County Finance Committee Tuesday night gave a brief snapshot of the county's financial situation during the monthly County Board meeting.

John Johnson said since last month's Board meeting, the committee has met three times to shape the new fiscal year budget. The group meets again Monday night.

Johnson said they will work to whittle down what right now is a $130,000 county general fund deficit and he expects to present to the full Board a balanced budget.

At September's meeting when Board members were given a first rough draft of the budget, the County general fund showed revenues of $12.2 million and $13.3 million in expenses for the fiscal year.

Johnson said that cash flow year to date has improved over last year, and the County's general fund balance of about $2.3 million was much greater than one year ago, partly because the state got caught up in some payments early on. Last month, $942,000 in real estate tax payments came through to help boost the general fund's figures.

"We are in a much better financial situation" than last year, Johnson said.

He added he and the other Finance Committee members will continue to meet with department heads to work on the budget.

In other action, the Board approved an updated animal control resolution that brought the current laws closer to mirroring state laws.

The Board tabled a resolution that would have passed an Emergency Management Agency Act because of wording in the language that stated the Board had the power to "levy for EMA purposes a tax." Some Board members were uncomfortable with that power, which would allow the Board to levy a tax "not to exceed five cents per hundred dollars of the assessed value of all taxable property in addition to all other taxes."


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