Jail-time for adultry

@kynni204 (2032)
United States
May 22, 2007 9:38am CST
Do u think that if people were jailed for commiting adultry, it would reduce the amount of infidelity? I think that if people knew that they had a punishment for such behavior they would think twice. Say 30 days in jail on the first offense, 60 days in jail 2nd offense. People are too nauchanlant about being faithful to their spouse because they know that they could get away with it. I believe that families would be more sound and children will have better lives if parents knew that there could be a potential incarceration for adultery. If the relationship is not working instead of cheating they could seek a counseling or divorce. I have watched so many couples go thru ordeals with cheating mates and eventually get a divorce. After years of hurting each other and the kids it is really sickening. People get locked up for stealing or lieing under oath I think there should be some type of community service or some form of prosecution.
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@ESKARENA1 (18304)
22 May 07
to be honest, our prisons aqre full of real crimuinals. Someone not being mature enough to keep to their vows surely should not be jailed aloongside a murderer or a rapist. I honestly dont think jailing them would put any one off as every adulterer believes they will get away undiscovered, as many do blessed be
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@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
The jails are full of theives and liars as I said before u could go to jail for lieing in court as well are these people considered to be "real criminals" I think they should get community service or something to make them think even if no jailtime
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
22 May 07
I think the prisons should be left for the real criminals like Eskarena mentioned and really commiting adultery already has a punishment attached to it...its called divorce...and not to mention if a couple doesnt belong together why force them to stay together with a threat like jail or communtiy service etc....if someone cheats, you divorce him or her and hit them up for alimony!
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@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
Yeah ppl used to get killed and some still do get killed in other countries for adultery so whats wrong with repricussions/punishment. It's not forcing them to stay together it could actually force them to divorce. The thing is they cheat because they know that they will be forgiven. The person is usually a repeat offender. If they feel "forced" They should depart anyhow
@barehugs (8992)
• Canada
22 May 07
Yes what a Good idea!... It was like that in the good old days. Like anyone who stole a loaf of bread, had his hand cut off at the wrist. Our laws are so lenient today! No wonder people do bad things. I think the Muslim countries have a good thing going. Women here have to many freedoms! In Saudia Arabia women are not allowed to drive. Imagine the implications of this! There would be no more traffic jams. The price of gas would come down.... No More Global warming ....... And Yes it takes 2 to do adultery.. In the good old days when the Husband went to war he had a pair of tin pants welded on to his woman. You can bet your boots she didn't do any adultery when he was away. So yes I agree with you on this issue! ON with the Tin Pants!
• United States
22 May 07
When you think about it the people in prison committed acts that they knew were against the law. I don't think it would make any difference if a person was going to chance going to jail or not. They still would do it. Smoking pot is against the law and it still is done. Driving while drinking is against the law has that stopped people from doing it. No, that is not a solution for the problem of adultry. The individual is immature or he/she would not be doing this. The jails are crowded enough with out throwing another thing for the tax payers to pay for.
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@Phlamingho (7834)
• Denmark
22 May 07
LOL I think we can agree that adultry is a horrible thing, but jail? I would never even put myself in the position, could never do that to my gf, but I don't think the goverment / legal system should interfere if I did, it's a personal thing.
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• Portugal
22 May 07
I don't think this would resolve the problem. And just image the quantity of people going to jail because of it. There wouldn't be sufficient jails to all people who commit adultery. The best thing to do is try to pick the right person, or at least a person who can tell you the truth about if the relation is going well or not.
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@whywiki (6070)
• Canada
22 May 07
I don't know if jail is the solution but how about all adulterers have to wear a t shirt that says "I am a lying cheating scumbag and don't deserve to be treated well" or something like that. Maybe they should all have to get a tattoo on their forearms that marks them as cheats so that people can enter into a relationship with this type of person with their eyes open. Cheating is a crime in my eyes for it sure makes the person who was cheated on hurt. I am all in favor of public humiliation of the cheatee.
@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
OO yes something that humiliates them would be good.... Adultery really destroys lives and the children are the biggest "losers"
@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
repeat offenders maybe
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
22 May 07
Not to mention, who would decide officially that one HAS been cheating? would it be up to the spouse? then you are opening a whole new can of worms cause what about the wife or husband who jsut had a bad week and they falsely accuse? Would it be up to the law and set by societies standards? well that wouldnt be fair to ppl such as myself who are in open/poly marriages....
@devilsangel (1821)
• United States
22 May 07
Why? There is no crime in not wanting to stay commited to someone and steping outside that relationship. We have enough issues and real crime to deal with. Why add some pettiness like this to the list of problems that already fill our jails. I don't condone cheating but we are all adults and frankly if they don't want to stay faithful then they are not going to and no amount of whatever is going to keep them with that person. All making it a crime would do is bring a rise in the divorce rate. You can't make people stay together and they will find a way out.
@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
This is not pettiness, It causes alot more crime than u know... People get killed in love triangles, children grow to be half raised making all of the wrong decissions watching their parents foolishness. Who knows the child could fall into a life of crime from such experiences
• United States
23 May 07
Are you freaking kidding me? Yea and a kid from a happy home can grow up and start a mass killing spree. Get real ok, so someone cheated wow the world isn't going to end over it and frankly you are making way way to big of a deal out of nothing. Seems to me like you've been screwed over so now you want to take it out on everyone. If someone cheats sure they are jerks but last I checked being a jerk wasn't a crime and neither is cheating on a bf/gf/husband/wife, its just mean.
@disvachic (10125)
• United States
22 May 07
If something like this was to happen maybe people will take their time getting married and not rush into something that they are not ready for.Some people get married for the wrong reasons and then it doesn't work out for them.
@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
Amen I think people should take their time and decide whether or not they really want to be married. Because what I am seeing is people having their cake and eatting it too. These people truely don't want to be married they still want to date
@swtnss (264)
• United States
22 May 07
me being a christian i say wait on God to bring the husband or the wife to you. We always mess up when we try to do things ourselves. Wait on God.
@twoey68 (13662)
• United States
22 May 07
I agree I think too many ppl cheat and think nothing of it. I think locking them up would be a good idea but then I also think they should bring back public hangings for serious offenses like murder, rape, ect. LIVE IN PEACE
@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
thx
@icequeen (2843)
• Canada
22 May 07
I agree with you. I think people find excuses to cheat on thier mates instead of trying to fix thier relationships. They think it is easier to just turn to someone else. I think that if you are going to cheat then don't be in a relationship...or at least break up with the person your with first. I think that if thier were stricter punishments this may not happen...so frequently...and maybe more people would stay together and keep thier families together and seek counselling....
@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
Yes.. They should simply get out of the relationship instead of hanging around to spread diseases
@charms88 (7546)
• Philippines
22 May 07
I once read in our local newspaper about that issue too. There is a Congressman who is planning to pass a new law about giving punishment for adultery. I think its about time that anyone committing such act should be be put to jail. If my man decide to commit adultery, I would gladly placed him in jail, LOL!
@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
I know... I can remember being a 10 year old witnessing my stepdad constantly cheating on my mom. He literally ripped our lives to pieces. We actually lost our home behind it. I would have put his butt in jail. There should be some repricussions(sp) no spell check
@Akeela (2082)
• Trinidad And Tobago
22 May 07
Yes I truly agree but not maximum back a facility specially for crimes of that state. Diseases such Std's AIDS in women is up to an alarming rate that women are being infected by their spouse and that alone is a brakdown in society they should be sent to maximum.
@kynni204 (2032)
• United States
22 May 07
Yes cheating spouses or spreadind diseases AIDs
• United States
23 May 07
although cheating is morally wrong jail time for adultry would be too extreme. jails are for criminals. who is to say that there would be a change once the adulter goes to jail. and if the adulter continues to cheat lets say 5 more times doe you look them up and throw away the key..what would be the stopping point.
@compumom (738)
• United States
23 May 07
I don't think jail is the answer. People are sent to jail for murder, and they still murder. They're sent to jail for stealing and they still steal. Proverbs 23:7 - For as a man thinketh in his heart so is he. I don't think outside punishiment will change very much. It's what is on the inside of a person that makes them change.
@0Impact0 (69)
• United States
23 May 07
I agree with the other posters that the prisons should be left for real criminals. Also I feel that courts and the justice system in general is much too crowded as it is so there is only a negative effect from unnecessarily adding more traffic to them.
• United States
23 May 07
WHAT A NOSEY CONTROL FREAK. Stay out of our adulterous affairs. MOM!
@Katy238 (1028)
• United States
23 May 07
I think that is a good idea. Will it pass congress? I doubt it. You have made a good point here though. I agree with you!
• United States
22 May 07
No I do not think so. People should be more disciplined when make the commitment to be married
@UDDERONES (888)
• United States
22 May 07
I agree with you. I think if adulters had to serve jail time they would not be doing this so freely and families would be together. I also agree that one should consider counseling or divorce over adultry.