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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.

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  • Hmm.. Perhaps..

    8 7.27%
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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 physically injurious or destructive or larcenous.
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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.
    Sorry that happened to you, but it doesn't make it a crime.

    It's a civil matter, for civil courts.

    It's been that way and will continue to be that way for a reason. Adultery isn't a crime.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    You are right.. I had that in mind the whole time.. Less unserious and rushed into marriages, more serious and deeply considered marriages. Less divorces.. Marriage is a religious ceremony, not a state ceremony btw. Thus its fair to place adultery in the contract as being illegal, if the state provided the legal framework for it.
    No, marriage is not a religious ceremony. It's a license and contract issued by the state. There is no ceremony required, and most CERTAINLY not a religious one.

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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?
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What do you mean "should"?
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    25-4-2. Grounds for divorce. Divorces may be granted for any of the following causes:

    (1) Adultery;
    (2) Extreme cruelty;
    (3) Willful desertion;
    (4) Willful neglect;
    (5) Habitual intemperance;
    (6) Conviction of felony;
    (7) Irreconcilable differences.

    Source: SDC 1939, § 14.0703 (1) to (6); SL 1985, ch 207, § 3.
    I don't see any reason to jail the adulterer.
    How does your question have anything to do with the post you were responding to?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Only because you believe the law should prosecute actions which are not physically injurious or destructive or larcenous.
    To expand: what compelling interest does the state have to get involved with such? And how would punishment in the form of jail or fines fix correct the behavior or the consequences of it?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Only because you believe the law should prosecute actions which are not physically injurious or destructive or larcenous.
    The mental stress and damage this causes to many people is in direct relation to many, many crimes and murders....got clue?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    How does your question have anything to do with the post you were responding to?
    Sorry, I forgot your earlier post.

    I was just curious.

    Adultary is a symptom of some other relationship issue.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Obvious View Post
    Sorry that happened to you, but it doesn't make it a crime.

    It's a civil matter, for civil courts.

    It's been that way and will continue to be that way for a reason. Adultery isn't a crime.
    It is a civil crime, as I sourced.

    Kindly accept correction.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    Sorry, I forgot your earlier post.

    I was just curious.

    Adultary is a symptom of some other relationship issue.
    According to my avatar, financial troubles are the leading cause of divorce.

    My personal experiences certainly support that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    The mental stress and damage this causes to many people is in direct relation to many, many crimes and murders....got clue?
    The courts don't punish murderers for the mental anguish caused to their loved ones, that is for civil court.

    I've got no qualms with people suing their cheating spouses in civil court for lost job income or other compensation due to mental anguish.

    Point refuted. Anything else?

    Edit: if we open pandoras box and punish people for causing mental anguish to others then where do we draw the line? If I'm upset because you didn't invite me over can I put you in jail? If a girl won't date me anymore can I put her in jail? Gets a bit absurd don't you think?
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