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).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Adultery is one of the worst thing one human can do to another, but is not a punishable crime in the west, and normally not around the world either. Adultery is described in the bible as one of the very worst sins, yet we have not practiced this in the west for at least several centuries or even millenniums. Why should it not be illegal? Would you prefer your wife cheated on your or that your car was stolen(then aid back by insurance)?

    In comparison, people who use or carry drugs in the US can get jail time of between 1-25 years for relatively small amounts, even Cannabis.
    It should not be punishable. Just because the bible says it's wrong that doesn't mean we can punish people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    It should not be punishable. Just because the bible says it's wrong that doesn't mean we can punish people.
    Aside from the bible, would you care to state WHY it should not be punishable?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    Aside from the bible, would you care to state WHY it should not be punishable?
    Why should it be punishable? There's no law against it!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pro-bipartisan View Post
    Why should it be punishable? There's no law against it!
    Read the topic.

    "Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?"

    Once again, care to share why it should NOT?

    And by the way see below

    In the United States, laws vary from state to state. In those States where adultery is still on the statute books, even though they are rarely prosecuted, the penalties vary from life sentence (Michigan)[26], or a fine of $10 (Maryland). In the U.S. Military, adultery is a potential court-martial offense.[10] The enforceability of adultery laws in the United States has been / is being questioned following Supreme Court decisions since 1965 relating to privacy and sexual intimacy of consenting adults, in cases such as Lawrence v. Texas.
    Adultery - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    Aside from the bible, would you care to state WHY it should not be punishable?
    Because I can't think of any laws where we punish people for being a jerk?

    Laws don't specify why things should be legal. Its assumed that everything is legal unless legislation makes it illegal.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by scourge99 View Post
    Because I can't think of any laws where we punish people for being a jerk?

    Usually you don't argue why something should be legal. You usually argue why it SHOULD be illegal. Otherwise we get into infinite amount of debates like "why should breathing air or walking on two feet be legal?"
    The point of this forum is to debate. And 99% of the time it will have absolutely no impact on anything other than the members and perspectives.

    I would like to see well written or thought out reasons why adultery should be okay. As it is very easy to get reasoning why it should not.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Adultery is an offense punishable by the Uniform Code of Military Justice for all military personel. An offense that warrents a ruined military career, but perfectly acceptable in accordance to the morality of civilians? A clear chain of command involving a Commander-in-Chief, yet acceptable because he's a civilian member?

    It's a joke how the military is kept to a higher moral standard than others, yet criticized for barbarians and thugs.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by GySgt View Post
    Adultery is an offense punishable by the Uniform Code of Military Justice for all military personel.
    I didn't know that. What are the punishment guidelines?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    The point of this forum is to debate. And 99% of the time it will have absolutely no impact on anything other than the members and perspectives.

    I would like to see well written or thought out reasons why adultery should be okay. As it is very easy to get reasoning why it should not.
    Because there is no compelling state interest to prosecute such cases.

    Because being a jerk isn't a violation of your rights granted by the constitution.

    Because prosecuting the private actions of consenting adults is arguable unconstiutional.

    Its an offense of civil matter, not of criminal matter.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shewter View Post
    I would like to see well written or thought out reasons why adultery should be okay.
    Nobody in their right mind, besides a lush adulterous person, would argue it is ok.

    Smoking cigarettes is not "ok"..... This does not constitute it as being illegal. Eating 5 double cheeseburgers every day is not "ok".... etc...
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