One Might As Well Be Hanged For A Sheep As For A Lamb

This morning, while driving home from work, the talk radio host was talking about the proposed increases in fines for speeding and other traffic infractions here in Florida. It's going to become even more expensive to break the law, but as one person noted, if it's going to be that expensive, you might as well go all out. No sense in getting nailed for a piddly 10 or 15 miles per hour over the limit. If you're going to be handing over your bank account to the county for a traffic infraction, you might as well get your money's worth.

I was reminded of that when I read about this story in the morning newspaper:
2 leaders of polygamist group arrested in Canada

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Two top leaders of a polygamous community in western Canada have been arrested and charged with practicing polygamy, British Columbia's attorney general said Wednesday.

Attorney General Wally Oppal said Winston Blackmore is charged with marrying 20 women, while James Oler is accused of marrying two women. Oppal, who said the charges carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison, said the case will be the first test of Canada's polygamy laws.

Again, if you're going to be a polygamist, you might as well go all out. With 20 wives, Mr. Blackmore can sleep with a different woman every night for almost three weeks. But Mr. Oler? How can he call himself a polygamist with only two wives? He's a bigamist! It's like he's hardly even trying!

And with 20 wives, I'd say that Mr. Blackmore is not just practicing polygamy; I'd say he's perfected it!