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Reply #91: The line is clear. No sex with a 17 year old unless married to him or her. [View All]

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-13-10 12:26 PM
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91. The line is clear. No sex with a 17 year old unless married to him or her.
Edited on Tue Apr-13-10 01:00 PM by No Elephants
If the law said, "no sex with an immature 17 year old,' the law would be open to interpretation. "No sex with someone 17 unless it's your spouse" is not open to interpretation. It's a hard, bright line. Perfectly clear.

And this girl's parents consented only to this clown going away and not coming back. But, he went back anyway.

I find it interesting that no one has a problem with minimum age when it comes to getting married (whether parental consent is necessary or not) selling cigarettes to minors or serving booze to minors, only when it comes to sex.

Are we still operating under the myth hat men can't control themselves without being conscious of it?

This was not something done in the heat of passion. He had to ride 3000 miles in order to break the law.

Or are we going too far to rebel against our Puritannical past? That can't be it, or we'd be arguing about age when it comes to serving booze.

And a poster like Paulsby, who is so law and order that he never seems to have met a law he didn't like, or a shooting or a beating by a cop that wasn't totally justified, is up in arms about the arrest of this lawbreaker.

And the right wing, also law and order, never seems to find a useful rape law these days.

Not sure what accounts for these discrepancies, but observing them is interesting.

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