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
    Maybe. So what if he did?
    Just curious if I had that right.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I agree! Then we can tell them what to think, and value. Would be easier for them not to have to think for themselves, right?
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Yeah... ain't freedom a bitch? Societal evolution just blows too.
    Freedoms great... but the way things are heading...having children is going to be more of a business contract...oh that's right it pretty much already is for the vast millions paying childsupport!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    No, all that's required by the state is a piece of paper signed by the husband, wife, witnesses, and the person officiating.
    Witnesses to what? Officiating what?


    No ceremony need be performed.
    On this, for the most part, you would be wrong. There might be a required form, but there's a requirement for a ceremony. See my questions immediately above.

    No vows are EVER necessary.
    I never said they were -- but in most ceremonies, including civil ones, they're usually done.

    Don't need that to get divorced. Just gotta say you want to get divorced.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    I can't believe that our country has the most people imprisoned per capita and we are looking for ways to jail more.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    I'm not a lawyer, so I'm not very confident on this point, but my understanding is that judges quite often hold hearings to determine damages that result from violation of contract. Why would they do this if they are bound to restrict the damage award to what is specified in the contract?
    In the business context, judges can do that because it's simple to calculate damages. In the relationship context, it's literally impossible.

    If I sign a contract to split half of the profits of a sale of widgets with you and then break the contract, you can sue me for half the profits.

    If I sign a contract to be your friend in consideration for you being mine, and then act like a jerk, you can't sue me for half the value of my friendship.

    As for this being contrary to public policy, that a moot point in that this whole question is predicated upon the adoption of this measure being viewed by the public as something that does further the public interest.
    Ok.

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    At least must have failed to see how evolution of a too free slutciety damages and changes our childrens values
    You know what else harms kids? Telling them stupid ****ing conspiracy theories.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by independent_thinker2002 View Post
    I can't believe that our country has the most people imprisoned per capita and we are looking for ways to jail more.
    I agree...it's just the laws are out of ballance

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Just curious if I had that right.
    CA had the first no-fault law (of course), but not sure if it was in Reagan's time or not.
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    Re: Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    If I sign a contract to be your friend in consideration for you being mine, and then act like a jerk, you can't sue me for half the value of my friendship.
    On this fine point I don't disagree, however marriage is more than just companionship. It usually involves the parties making personal and financial sacrifices for the benefit of their union. A wife who abandons her schooling or career in order to move to another location can point to specific sacrifices she made based on the promises made involving their marriage. She can therefore also point to specific damages that resulted from the violation of the marital contract in that she wouldn't have made those sacrifices if she were not married.

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

    Should adultery be a criminal offense punishable by jailtime?
    Half of American couples would be in jail right now. This is the dumbest thing ever.

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