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Liberal Law

  1. LailaK profile image79
    LailaKposted 5 years ago

    Should age of consent laws be made more liberal?

    1. innersmiff profile image79
      innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Get rid of them.

      1. Eric Newland profile image59
        Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Are you a NAMBLA shill or something?

        1. innersmiff profile image79
          innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          No, I just advocate personal responsibility and liberty.

          1. Eric Newland profile image59
            Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Even for adults who want to **** preschoolers?

            1. innersmiff profile image79
              innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              So you would let your child have sex with an adult if there was no law forbidding it?

              1. Eric Newland profile image59
                Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                No, but by your original post you implied that there ought to be no law against it. I'm trying to clarify.

                1. innersmiff profile image79
                  innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Yes that's right, because it is a law that punishes sexually responsible underagers. Incidentally, the law does nothing to prevent the incredible amount of pedophilia in government and corporate institutions so is in fact useless. There are methods in which we could avoid abhorrent behaviours without punishing the responsible people, who are in the majority.

                  1. innersmiff profile image79
                    innersmiffposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    Getting rid of a law is not the same as advocacy. I think a lot of people on this forum could learn that.

                  2. Eric Newland profile image59
                    Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    I think we might be talking about two different things. Are you talking about ephebophilia or pedophilia? By saying you want to do away with age of consent as a blanket statement you're implying that even pedophilia (i.e. sex with preadolescent children) shouldn't be a crime. I hope you don't think there's such a thing as a sexually responsible eight-year-old.

              2. kerryg profile image85
                kerrygposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                We don't need age of consent laws to define our morals. We need then to offer us legal recourse if some sicko f***s our preschooler. What exactly are you proposing we do instead - just go to the guy's house and shoot him? Tempting as it would be, vigilante justice is not famous for its justness.

            2. Evan G Rogers profile image82
              Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Man, lord knows that the only reason I don't have sex with minors is because it's illegal.

              The SECOND that law gets revoked, I'm gonna have myself a good ol' fashioned ...

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              "I think laws should be relaxed" is NOT the same thing as endorsing such behavior.

              Understand this, young grasshopper, and you will realize much.

              1. Eric Newland profile image59
                Eric Newlandposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Perhaps, but in this case it turned out that innersmiff actually meant flat-out decriminalizing child molestation, so my reaction, while preemptive, turned out to be justified. No one was more disappointed than me.

                The "it doesn't mean I endorse it" rationale might be relevant for things people do to themselves, but not for harming someone else, and especially not a child. If you don't favor punishing an act like that you're basically saying you give child molesters permission to run rampant.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No they shouldn't.
      Because even though some young people are more mature than others, the fact is that age is the only criteria that's universally available and realistic to use as a balance scale.

  2. lifelovemystery profile image87
    lifelovemysteryposted 5 years ago

    I agree with kerryg's statement, "We don't need age of consent laws to define our morals".

    We need age of consent laws to protect minors from predators and from making immature decisions that could harm them in the long run.

 
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