View Poll Results: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

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  • Obviously! It should carry MMS and strict for 2nd++ offense..

    5 4.55%
  • Yes, jailtime.

    4 3.64%
  • Yah, first fine, then jail, mild jail time.

    1 0.91%
  • Hmm.. Perhaps..

    8 7.27%
  • No..

    90 81.82%
  • Something else(explain).

    7 6.36%
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    The problem is determining what the redress should be. Also, there's that little public policy issue.
    That's why we empower judges with discretion. The plaintiff makes a case about damages and asks for remedy. The defense counters and makes their case. A judge decides.

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

    I believe it absolutely should because it tears apart the very fabric of our societies morals. (which by the way america has few when it comes to family values)

    People who get married and then get cheated on are actually completely cheated in life in terms of having shattered dreams for there family foundation.

    If a person has a desire for other people other than their spouse then they should have the descency to formally end the relationship first.

    Because of the impact it has to the cheated on and the children if it was a mistake but still led to destroying a family I believe it should be a very serious crime.

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

    Of course it shouldn't be illegal. WTF?

    And it's hardly "one of the worst things" someone could do to another. It's not even in the top 20.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    How romantic.
    If one partner is cheating on the other, then I think that it's a safe bet that romance is absent in that relationship. However, if you think that courts should be the symbols of romance, then yeah, maybe you're right.

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

    I just saw the poll and it sadly proves most americans are morally bankrupt.!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    It's the violation of the terms of a contract and so there should be punishment just as there is punishment for violations of other contracts.
    Exactly what terms are there in the contract?
    Is it expressly written somewhere regarding fidelity being a breech of said contract?
    does said contract also consider failure to give up the pooty-tang a breech of said contract?
    Why didn't I have to sign any contracts with these types of terms when I got married?
    Did you just make that up?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    I just saw the poll and it sadly proves most americans are morally bankrupt.!
    You failed science in school didn't you?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    I just saw the poll and it sadly proves most americans are morally bankrupt.!
    Nah, just human the thing is people often get married to people then a few years later they are no longer sexually attracted to them.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Exactly what terms are there in the contract?
    Is it expressly written somewhere regarding fidelity being a breech of said contract?
    does said contract also consider failure to give up the pooty-tang a breech of said contract?
    Why didn't I have to sign any contracts with these types of terms when I got married?
    Did you just make that up?
    A contract is a binding agreement which involves the mutual exchange of value -- and the value can be a promise for a promise.

    You took vows. You made each other promises. That's a contract. Whatever you promised are the terms.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    To the people who voted yes, and the people that think it's a breach of some contract:

    Just out of curiosity... where in the signed marriage license does it say "will never have sex with another human being - EVER"?

    I don't recall seeing that in what I and the participants signed when I officiated a marriage.
    Last edited by rivrrat; 02-05-09 at 08:41 PM.

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