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

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  • Yes, jailtime.

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

    1 0.91%
  • Hmm.. Perhaps..

    8 7.27%
  • No..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I don't know that I was addressing that claim at all. I don't recall reading it.

    I was, however, addressing this claim:

    ...and it is that claim which the passages I cited counter.
    it counters certain aspects but not all. It shows that a man who is married commits adultery if he has sex with another married woman, or a woman who is divorced. That's all. There is quite a few more instances that this leaves open. Where are those closed?

    Would you like me to address the claim you referred to also?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Hmm, tell my boys and my extended family that my wife's adultery was only a breach of a contract: "Oh, mommy broke a strictly legal contract and has absolutely no effect on you at all, in anyway what-so-ever".

    Never mind the credible research demonstrating that children are worse off in single parent homes. Never mind that statistics showing that they are more likely to be abused sexually, physically and emotionally by mommy’s boyfriends. No no, Tucker says none of this exists, so it must be true because he said so; and Tucker is always right, just ask him, he'll tell you.

    Adultery destroys the family, the destruction of the family harms everyone immediately involved directly and society by proxy and that is why it is wrong.

    It's not my morality; it's not your morality, its objective truth which, yes, does actually exist.

    Your argument is born of gross ignorance and utter denial of documented facts. I can't address it comprehensively as I would have to start with basic sociological concepts which I neither have the time or patents to type nor the casual reader to digest.

    You couldn't be more wrong, Tucker. Adultery is so much more than a simple breach of a contract.

    I don't think anyone is denying how much adultery can adversely affect the entire family. But how is making it illegal going to solve anything? People cheat for a variety of reasons. Very few do it simply because of a lack of legal consequences.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Jerry, do you think your wife should have gone to jail?
    I think that if this issue was logically addressed by laws 200yrs ago instead of assuming it was common sense...our countries morals would not have evolved to this level of deterioration!
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    I think that if this issue was logically addressed by laws 200yrs ago instead of assuming it was common sense...our countries morals would not have evolved to this level of deterioration!

    Yeah. Freedom is a real bitch isn't she?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Yeah. Freedom is a real bitch isn't she?
    This certainly is an example of one of the "tragic flaws" of too much freedom

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

    Until we're willing to put people in jail for crappy parenting (not neglectful or abusive parenting, just regular run-of-the-mill crappy parenting), or for being a single parent, you can't rightly jail someone for the effect their adultery has on their children.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    I think that if this issue was logically addressed by laws 200yrs ago instead of assuming it was common sense...our countries morals would not have evolved to this level of deterioration!
    Do you think that would have prevented Thomas Jefferson from having a slave baby?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    This certainly is an example of one of the "tragic flaws" of too much freedom
    I know. It pisses me off to no end too when people dare to think differently than I do and, even worse, when they say it OUT LOUD.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Until we're willing to put people in jail for crappy parenting (not neglectful or abusive parenting, just regular run-of-the-mill crappy parenting), or for being a single parent, you can't rightly jail someone for the effect their adultery has on their children.
    Funny how most parts of the world sees marriage as more of a legal child rearing bond than the west. Here it is becoming more and more a business transaction and most children are being raised without one of their blood parents

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

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    This certainly is an example of one of the "tragic flaws" of too much freedom
    Only because you believe the law should prosecute actions which are not injurious or destructive or larcenous.
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