victimless activities -Reply
ROMBERJO at SHU.EDU
Tue Mar 23 14:34:37 PST 1999
I'm not sure I follow this logic, even accepting the premises. If cohabitation does not cause any marginal harm
(instead merely attracting reprobates who have rejected formalistic family values and are therefore already
inclined to engage in harmful activity), how does cohabitation impose any more harm on innocent third persons
than would be imposed absent cohabitation?
>>> richard duncan <rduncan at UNLINFO.UNL.EDU> 03/23/99 01:05pm >>> wrote:
Whether cohabitation "causes" domestic violence and divorce or is
merely an "institution" that tends to be chosen by people already inclined
to engage in harmful activity is not very important.
My original point was simply that so-called "private" consensual
sexual behavior--cohabitation, anal sodomy, irresponsible sexual
intercourse, etc.--imposes many harms on innocent third persons. <snip>
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