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  • Yes, jailtime.

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  • Yah, first fine, then jail, mild jail time.

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  • Hmm.. Perhaps..

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Really? You can't think of any other thing worse than someone cheating on someone else? Seriously?
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    Re-read my thread, that was NOT what I said at all.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Yes it does actually need protection from such a horrible act, which is now rather a norm than a rarity.
    I don't need protection from cheaters. Even if my wife cheats on me, it doesn't hurt society. It only hurts our relationship. You don't need to worry about my marriage.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    I cant think of any other thing in our society today that is ahead of on a list of things that should be criminalize, than adultery, and I can think a lot of things that is less justifiably illegal than adultery.
    Just because something hurts a person's feelings does not mean we can criminalize it. I don't know how to make it any clearer.

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    You ignored the fact that people don't plan on getting caught. They think the consequences don't apply to them.
    You're responding to sample bias. Idiot criminals who get caught declare that they thought they'd never get caught. The prospective criminals who refrain from criminal action because they are aware of the consequences and the risk of getting caught are outside of your sample.

    Look at what happens with looting during war. The incidence of looting increases during civil disturbance because the some of the folks on the margin, who refrained from theft during normal times now engage in theft because the odds of punishment have changed.

    There are bookkeepers who dream of embezzling but don't because they don't want to get caught. Create a circumstance where the risk of getting caught is diminished and some of those bookkeepers will cross the line and embezzle. There are men who would drug a woman and have sex with her but refrain because they don't want to pay the price if they are caught. Guarantee them that they won't get caught and some fraction of those men will cross over and take advantage of that woman.

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Just because something hurts a person's feelings does not mean we can criminalize it. I don't know how to make it any clearer.
    What about using drugs then? Why should that be illegal? It hurts no one else than yourself.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    What about using drugs then? Why should that be illegal?
    They shouldn't be.

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Re-read my thread, that was NOT what I said at all.
    Sure looks to me like that's what you said.

    I agree that there are things that are currently criminal that should NOT be.

    But I can't see anything being "on the list behind" making adultery criminal. Making lying criminal just because someone's feelings might get hurt? What's next, make it illegal to look at other women/men because your spouse's feelings might get hurt? Make it illegal to break up with someone because their feelings might get hurt? You do realize that people kill themselves over someone breaking up with them, don't you?

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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    You're responding to sample bias. Idiot criminals who get caught declare that they thought they'd never get caught. The prospective criminals who refrain from criminal action because they are aware of the consequences and the risk of getting caught are outside of your sample.

    Look at what happens with looting during war. The incidence of looting increases during civil disturbance because the some of the folks on the margin, who refrained from theft during normal times now engage in theft because the odds of punishment have changed.

    There are bookkeepers who dream of embezzling but don't because they don't want to get caught. Create a circumstance where the risk of getting caught is diminished and some of those bookkeepers will cross the line and embezzle. There are men who would drug a woman and have sex with her but refrain because they don't want to pay the price if they are caught. Guarantee them that they won't get caught and some fraction of those men will cross over and take advantage of that woman.
    I understand your sample bias point. But you ignored Tucker's point that the current outcomes of getting caught are worse than jail.

    Looters may loot out of survival or to insure they have assets in case war causes economic collapse.

    Your bookkeepers point is exactly what I am talking about. They think that they won't get caught.

    Do you have proof that these men exist that would rape if they could get away with it?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
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    GREAT IDEA! Let's make cursing punishable by death, that will certainly cut down on foulness in today's society.
    DAMN right it would!..........OH, ****....
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I understand your sample bias point. But you ignored Tucker's point that the current outcomes of getting caught are worse than jail.
    If I didn't comment on it that doesn't mean that I did, or didn't agree with it, it just means that I'm rationing my time to comment on points that I find interesting. Frankly, I can't even recall what that point was.

    Do you have proof that these men exist that would rape if they could get away with it?
    Look at what happens in war zones. What was the incidence of rape in the Bosnian conflict to the incidence of rape today, now that order has been restored? Look at Darfur, look at Somalia, look at Rwanda.

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