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 Harshaw View Post
    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.
    No vows are necessary for marriage. No promises. Just a signature.

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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?
    Google up a random marriage vow. They usually have pledges of fidelity. Now, I'll grant you, that if a couple is entering into an open marriage and their vows make note of the fact that they reserve for themselves the right to have sex with people other than their spouse, then there is no violation of contract taking place.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You failed science in school didn't you?
    Far from........guess my statements are well over your head

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    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.
    Everyone's vows are different. Verbal contracts aren't even worth the paper they are written on. How could we possibly decide to create laws regarding this?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    No vows are necessary for marriage. No promises. Just a signature.
    Nonetheless, promises are made. And breaching the traditional marriage vows are legal grounds for divorce.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Nonetheless, promises are made. And breaching the traditional marriage vows are legal grounds for divorce.
    Don't even need a "breach of a vow" to get divorced. All you need is a desire to get divorced. So, your point is...?

    And no, promises aren't always made. All that's required is a signature.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Far from........guess my statements are well over your head
    Your claims that an unscientific poll conducted on a political debate website with a exceedingly small sample of self-selected participants proves that America is morally bankrupt went over my head?

    Obviously not, I already said you must have failed at science in school.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Everyone's vows are different.
    Yup, and I said "whatever you promised."

    Verbal contracts aren't even worth the paper they are written on.
    Ooooh, that's one of those layman's legal myths, like "finders keepers."


    How could we possibly decide to create laws regarding this?
    We already do -- as I said, breach of the marital vows is grounds for divorce. And there are countries which do impose legal penalties.

    I'm not advocating anything here, just providing the legal framework upon which it could be done.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    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 signed and the participants when I officiated a marriage.
    Yea i dont think we need the state involved in this kind of think the free market makes a woman look like a bitch or a guy look like an asshole.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    I voted yes with jail time.
    Currently the government decides who should be married and who should not be married. Adultery is grounds for dissolution of government marriage. So from that aspect I believe it should be criminal.

    However that is just in the current system.

    I believe that the government shouldn't be involved in marriage at all. They shouldn't be condoning homo, hetro, multiple, or any other type or kind of marriage or domestic partnerships. This would remove the authority of the government in the matter. If they don't recognize marriage, they also can't decide what the provisions regarding it are. That is the way it should be.
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