At 8/21/12 09:22 PM, Protagonist wrote:
Sometimes the law is right, in this case in my opinion, it is very right. Sometimes it's best TO just follow the law. I'd rather not "use my brain" then spend half my life behind bars. It really depends on what laws you're talking about to be honest. You're being very black and white about it, and for l know could be referring to any law. I could argue that you think murderers should be able to get away with murder because they don't "understand the justifications behind the legislation."
I'm not arguing that you should not follow the law. And the fact that you even include the boring fact that you can get in jail for not respecting the law is annoying to me. We don't care about this. We are having a debate on ideas, not on boring facts. I know I can get in jail, thanks.
Yes. I am referring to any and all law. My original post was against those who argue based on the what the law says. Well, that's not how you argue. It's not interresting in any way. The original poster's question was "how young is too young? to which you can answer with countless different points of view, opinions and arguments. The law is based on a political ideology, and isn't an argument in itself. It can be a reason why you wouldn't fuck a 13 years old, but it's not argument when it comes to explaining how a 13 years old is too young to have sex.
I never said these legislations were not correct, I was just asking these kids to use their brain.
Why do you think that the law regarding the age of consent isn't justified?
I don't think it is. Generally speaking, I think we need to protect youngsters with such legislations because they can be very easily influenced by others. Adults have more experiences and sometimes an authority on the teenagers based on a hierarchical relationship or even a biaised perception of adults these kids may have. This is why I think we need these legislations. You could argue that some people will remain easily influenced people for their whole life, but at some point... it's kind of hard to legitimately try to interfere on a very individual basis in the personnal life of any and all citizens.