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Even were all tribes divided into two classes only I
don't think the argument would hold good

In brief the argument is this.

1st Mother in Law and Son in Law are connected
by marriage and it would therefore be
polution[sic] for any intercourse to take place

2nd The class laws are unable to guard against
this polution[sic] because the mother in law belongs
to a class from which her son in law might take a wife

3rd It was therefore resolved to promulgate a
social edict prohibiting intercourse of any
kind between mother in law and son in law

Now if this were the reason should there not
also be a social edict against intercourse
between father and daughter or between
uncle and niece or any other pairs that
might marry but for the relationship that
already exists.

1st Father and daughter are related by blood
and it would therefore be polution [sic] for any intercourse
to take place between them.

2nd The class laws are unable to guard against this
polution [sic] because a man's daughter belongs to a
class from which he may lawfully take a wife

3rd Not withstanding this it was not considered
necessary to promulgate a social edict against intercourse
between them.

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