Age of ConsentSubmitted by lpviper on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 03:44
Why is it that so many people in this country are so fired up to get as many Americans as possible signed up for the sex offender lists?
What warped logic dictates to people that an arbitrary number like 16 or 18 can be assigned as the age at which young people are 'allowed' to have sex with other people?
When looking at cases of consensual sex between a person aged 15 and a person aged 30, why can we not leave these people alone if this is what they want, or at the most ostracize them for being 'gross', if that's what you think of it.
The real travesty of these laws is a guy who has a 15 year old girlfriend and has been having sex with her for awhile while he is 17, but on his 18th birthday he is a criminal! This is an excellent demonstration of the absurdity of government control, because one size NEVER fits all.
Even if you disagree with young people having sex with people that are older than they are, how can you justify locking these people into cages and destroying their entire lives over it?
This bugs me at least as much as the immigration thing.
I'd appreciate the opinions of DPers, and would like to hear a logical justification for such thuggery, if one exists.