by Peter Fritz Walter
Peter Fritz Walter
Love or Laws is a study on so-called age of consent laws. The study takes a critical point of departure and attempts to demonstrate that ages of consent are rather voluntary and ineffective legal instruments for child protection.
I first inquire in this essay what these laws are doing and in which ways they are applied in various state jurisdictions of the United States of America, such as Arkansas, Arizona or Georgia, and to which results their application leads in real life. After a short review of attempts to reform age of consent laws in the Netherlands, Denmark, France, Switzerland and other countries, I propose an altogether different solution: a love reform instead of a law reform, which means a different way of looking at the problem.
Albert Einstein said that a problem can never be solved on the same level it was created, and so it is with sex laws. They were created during times of irrational law making, by our Church fathers, as a result of religious and legislative perversion, and have been taken over from Canon Law by the modern law maker without having reflected upon their law policy or rationale. They are outdated, irrational, anti-life, unconstitutional and violate basic human rights. With one word, they are illegal as they by and large violate the constitutional principle of nulla poena sine lege (due process).
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