Thursday, January 5, 2012

Damn Nanny State

The idea of someone my age or older having sex with 18 year old college students is a bit weird, in my opinion, but it absolutely should not be a felony offense.    Teachers having sex with students isn't professional, and one could make a case against it from a moral standpoint, but I don't think that means it should be illegal when both parties are adults.  Either we start treating 18 year olds like adults or we don't.

"The bill was sparked by concerns from prosecutors who said they were unable to charge teachers who had sex with students after the students turned 18"

Boo hoo!  You mean to tell me you can't charge people with something that's not a crime? You mean you can't charge two consenting adults with a crime for deciding to get it on with one another?  The horror!!

5 comments:

Divemedic said...

The law is poorly written. As written, an emancipated 16 year old is fair game, but an 18 year old is not. Also, you don't have to be a teacher. The way it is written, a 19 year old truck driver who delivers food to the cafeteria and has an 18 year old girlfriend at the school is a felon. Since there is no maximum age, a person having sex with a 30 year old who is attending night school to get a high school diploma is also off limits.

CalmGun said...

More laws = less freedom. Period.

instinct said...

Stupid law designed to keep the schools from having to put a code of conduct in their hiring contract because, you know, the teacher's unions wouldn't like that at all.

DirtCrashr said...

I agree with Instinct, it's a political, Union-shading/shielding thing based on no-professional standards.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Actually, Ohio's had a similar Law for the last few years, and it's been held up in court. Funny thing is, a 25 year old Teacher's Aid can go to Jail for having Sex with an 18 year old Senior in High School, but a 23 year old Grad Assistant at the local State University doesn't face Jail Time when that same 18 year old attends College in the Fall. Yet BOTH Educational Institutions receive State Funding.

But hey, I turned 18 in Boot Camp, and there were sure a lot of Dead 18 year kids in uniform in WW2, so I think it's time to fess up and say "Hey, if your'e 18, you get to wear the Big People's Clothes."

Besides, if 18 year olds can do Porn in this Country.....