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Do you think the age of LEGAL CONSENT should be raised to 18?

September 9, 2017 by
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Sidney P
Legal consent to what? What is the current age?
Thomas Reuther is online.
A girl has to be at least 18 before someone can be charged with statutory rape for have sex with her.
Back in my day a girl under the age of consent to legally have sex with someone was called "jail bait".
Lewis Neidhardt
That varies from state to state, from 13 to 18.
steve '' #Trumps my Preside
first tell us where in the constitution it gives the authority to say one way or the other,,,
Lewis Neidhardt
The Preamble and the 10th Amendment.
Understand that the Constitution does not, nor should it, be construed as a body of laws. It provides the framework under which laws are crafted. In that framework is the duty to protect the most vulnerable of our society,
steve '' #Trumps my Preside
ahhh ,,, but who determines who is most vulnerable???
Lewis Neidhardt
Our Republican form of government.
steve '' #Trumps my Preside
you mean democrats and republicans,,,

ya know it wasnt that long ago that to get married at 13 was common,,,

well whats next after the government controlling our sex lives???
Lewis Neidhardt
If the laws against sex with minors is adversely affecting your sex life, I can see how you might be upset.
Most state laws have provisions for parental consent for marriage.
steve '' #Trumps my Preside
so you are OK with the government telling you when you can have sex???

and when did I say it was effecting my sex life???

after all we arent just talking about girls,,,or rape,,,

wonder how many people would go to jail if this were law???

80% of the population???

prolly closer to 95%
steve '' #Trumps my Preside
oh,,, and our republican form of government is not a person,,,
Steven Avolio (Covfefe for  is online.
Gregory Kobb
Terry American
 
The opinion that I had when I was 16 differs GREATLY from the one that I hold NOW!
Thomas Reuther is online.
As does most opinions we had at that young age. With age comes experience and wisdom which one does not have until we attain age!
Adam Ray - Troll Blocker
 
This is not gonna stop anything.
Igor D
No, raise it to 21 ! LOL ! Those who advocate 21, those are mentally libtarded.
Larry New
 
21 is a good age to be able to determine a little about how one wants to live their life.16 is cradle robbing.By old geezers and pedophiles.
Gregory Kobb
parents teach your children well

https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=EyU0P6iqyw4
Eliott Weiss
I think this comes under state's rights. Each state makes their own laws concerning this.
Gregory Kobb
Why not get married first, that would solve most of the social issues plaguing America
Herman Nelson is online.
I guess you don't have 3 ex-wives and paying alimony.
Gregory Kobb
I tried my best not to let females manipulate me with sex, lucky never married one
Todd Powley is online.
 
I think you raise a valid point. Shouldn't the age of consent be the same as the age you can legally marry?
Igor D
At 16 for marriage, is abnormal. Still a kid.
W. David Smith
-- raised??? I thought it was already 18. wth???
Larry New
 
Is in Texas and 21 for some things.Where do you live Todd? Arkansas or somewhere in the Appalachians? You can go to jail here for having sex with a 16 year old.Better stay where you are.
Todd Powley is online.
 
It varies by state. It's 16 in Michigan.
Steven Avolio (Covfefe for  is online.
It is all relative to our life span. If you die at 40, 13 is good. 2000 years ago people got married at 13 and up.
Gregory Kobb
I remember when it was called "Making Love" it was about LOVE and Romance, not about self gratification, we need to learn from The Romance Era and be more civil
Wayne Gadow
 
I joined the service at 17 but couldn't legally drink until 21. The age of consent for the current generation X should be around thirtyish!
Larry New
 
You can legally drink in the service at 18,just not some places in the US when you are off base.In Germany you could drink if you could hold the bottle up until 2010.Then it became 16.
Randy Newton
 
In many states the age was 14 at one time. Now some are 16 and 18. What happens when a 17 year old male has sex with his 16 year old girlfriend. Same have been locked up for this.
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