Obviously! It should carry MMS and strict for 2nd++ offense..
Yah, first fine, then jail, mild jail time.
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.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.
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 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?
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?
Originally Posted by Jerry
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.Do you have proof that these men exist that would rape if they could get away with it?