NationStates Jolt Archive

Proposed issue: Is Incest Intrinsically Icky?

09-04-2004, 21:53
Name: Is Incest Intrinsically Icky?
Description:Recently, a police raid in one of @@NAME@@'s shoddier motels caught a brother and sister enegaged in sexual intercourse. This incident has sparked controversy over the morality and legality of such... unconventional behavior.

Validity: Valid for all

[option]"Today's incest laws are the relic of a sexually repressed age," remarks incestuous suspect @@RANDOMNAME@@. "My sibling and I are consenting adults. So what if we're from the same flesh and blood? Our closeness makes us ideal life partners! Sexual intercourse among siblings - I hate the loaded term 'inest'- should be legal!"
[effect]incest with consent is legal
[stats]civil rights go up, nation become less devout, nation becomes more liberal

[option]"Who do they think they're kidding?!?" objects enraged religious leader @@RANDOMNAME@@. "God designed the procreative organs so that man would marry outside his family. The anti-incest laws on the books should be strengthened, so that nobody would dare 'know' their brother or sister!
[effect]incest is pnuishable by life imprisonment or death
[stats]civil rights go down, nation become more devout, law enforcement increases

[option]Über-libertarian @@RANDOMNAME@@, author of the bestselling book "Telecmachus Sneezed," has another opinion. "The religious zealots are right in that incest produces deformed babies, but our persecuted couple is right in that consenting adults should do what they want. Let's avoid both extremes- legalize sexual intercourse among familial members, but force all inbred children to be killed."
[effect]incest is legal but inbred children are aborted
[stats]civil rights go down, nation become less devout, nation becomes more liberal

[option]"You're all wrong!" says schismatic fundamentalist @@RANDOMNAME@@. "All sex is wrong- it is a product of the Devil and a result of original sin. Marriage, too, is a horrid thing- why marry a mortal when you can marry Jesus!?! Outlaw all sex and make celibacy mandantory!"
[effect]all residents of the country must be celibate
[stats]civil rights go way down, nation become more devout (same level as option #2)

I'm opposed, OOCly and IC, to incest. What do you think of the issue?

God bless,

The Republic of Syskeyia
Endless Crimes
10-04-2004, 09:45

Especially since option four so fits this nation ^_^
10-04-2004, 12:17
I love option four! My nation would probably legalise it, though. I hope this one goes through...
10-04-2004, 12:52
Well this is definitely an 'adult' issue, and I think I'd have to check up with the boss before I allowed an issue with such controversial subject material through.
Tuesday Heights
12-04-2004, 05:39
This is a very nicely written and laid out issue. Good luck!
12-04-2004, 06:39
It may be possible to write it in a less--loaded way.
Maybe have brother-sister couples petitioning to marry...
(and the issue effects and such could perhaps use a bit more humor)
Emperor Matthuis
13-04-2004, 11:30
Good Issue, i like option 4 :wink:
Josh Dollins
14-04-2004, 07:27
a good issue. The libertarian stance is :shock: the celibate choice is :shock: Personally I like choice two minus death penalty and not likely they would get life.
14-04-2004, 14:47
i think one of the options should be to legalize it, with mandatory contraceptive use, under penalty of law. maybe a heavy fine, a few years jail time? a couple is a couple, and there'd be alot less bad effects (deformed child) if people had to use condoms, birth control, and so on. any thoughts?