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Should A Consensual fight Between To Adults Be Illegal ?

boots 2011/09/02 21:56:19
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Okay you are at a bar or club and some asshole starts yapping and getting in your face . Having some sort of problem with you . Pretty much wants to get into a old school fight .

You have had a couple feeling good and are also wanting to engage in a brawl .
As long as you are not hurting anyone else but each other (no property outside of the bar ) also fighting clean (no weapons or head in the back of the head or choking )
Should this be a legal way to settle a beef ?

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  • michael.m.maldonado 2013/02/02 04:45:40 (edited)
    No (why ?)
    michael.m.maldonado
    +1
    If 2 grown men agreed to a fight then it should be legal simply as you're right as a man. Most people that's say it should be illegal either cannot fight or do not have the courage to fight. mostly the people that won't join the military. I join the Marine Corps I've proven my manhood but there are some people that run their mouths so bad they need to be challenged or shut up. If you have the balls to get in someone space and disrespect them verbally and they issue a physical challenge if you don't accept you need to walk away
  • Sydney.nightshade 2012/04/23 16:49:38
    Yes (why ?)
    Sydney.nightshade
    +1
    I accidentally clicked the wrong answer. If anyone knows how to unclick and answer, let me know.

    I believe that it should be legal for consenting adults to do whatever they want. I've always wanted to start my own fight club to help people resolve conflict and relieve anger in a positive and consensual way.
  • La 2011/09/06 15:42:45 (edited)
    Yes (why ?)
    La
    +1
    Ahahaha this is actually a massively controversial issue within the legal profession. "Should a person be able to consent to another person causing them harm?"

    At the moment, it leans towards "no" but with a few exceptions. Mostly this issue comes up around the issue of sexual things (people enjoying getting hurt) and apparently because society doesn't condone that, it shouldn't be legal.

    I personally think if two people want to fight, they should be able to, but note that if one dies, the other will still be up for murder. Also this tends to happen when people are drunk, and impaired judgement is not a good start to consenting to be harmed. What do they think they are consenting to? Do they realise that they might be consenting to quite serious harm (if they lose badly, or fall and hit their head)? I can see how it would be difficult to make a law about it, so it's easier to say "people cannot consent to being harmed".
  • Cptfreakout . 2011/09/03 15:37:51
    No (why ?)
    Cptfreakout .
    +1
    How are you going to prove consensual ? drunk smeghead and his friends swear it was by consent after stomping you , their word against yours , or drunk smeghead thinks with consensual fighting he can use this for any excuse to bully and assault again with-out witnessess your word against his .
  • MCA~AFCL~PWCM 2011/09/03 12:27:03
    Yes (why ?)
    MCA~AFCL~PWCM
    +1
    As described, yes. You can't guarantee that great bodily harm or even death wouldn't occur and you can't guarantee no one else will interfere, especially when alcohol is involved! However, if two people want to beat the crap out of each other, then the only way to make it fair and certain that both are consenting, is to put them in a ring with 8 oz gloves and a ref.
  • justnotsaying (: 2011/09/03 06:42:56
    No (why ?)
    justnotsaying (:
    +1
    Fight away if it's necessary.
  • Teancum79 2011/09/03 05:44:35
    Yes (why ?)
    Teancum79
    +1
    but we might need some system of making sure it is consensual not arm twisted.
  • cheaperthantherapy 2011/09/03 02:16:16
    Yes (why ?)
    cheaperthantherapy
    +1
    Assisted suicide is illegal. Statutory rape is illegal. Just because two people agree to it doesn’t make it legal. If you want to fight at home with your friends, go for it. But you can’t just let people fight in the streets.
  • boots cheaper... 2011/09/03 03:25:48
    boots
    why
  • cheaper... boots 2011/09/03 03:34:49
    cheaperthantherapy
    +1
    Because it’d be Nineveh. People drunkenly fighting in the streets? It’s barbaric and solves nothing...the guy who can throw the best punch is always right? Besides, fights can get easily out of hand and people get seriously hurt or even killed.
  • boots cheaper... 2011/09/03 03:37:54
    boots
    Thats is when a coward pulls a knife or bottle or when people team up on one person a straight one on one fist fight rarely ends up killing anyone . A busted nose never killed anyone .
  • cheaper... boots 2011/09/03 03:41:47
    cheaperthantherapy
    +2
    Yeah…and these things easily get out of hand. One minute you have one guy throwing punches…..and then four drunk guys are all pummeling one. Then, whoops, the guy’s head is smashed on the sidewalk and all there is to say in defense is “Well…he agreed to the fight."
  • La boots 2011/09/06 15:44:57
    La
    One punch to the head, they fall down and hit their head, they're dead. It's happened many times before.
  • michael... La 2013/02/02 04:52:11
  • 001 2011/09/03 00:50:36
    Yes (why ?)
    001
    +1
    As long as neither end up seriously injured, there doesn't seem to be much of a problem with that. Children do it all the time. But there is no way anyone can guarantee that nobody ends up seriously injured. One could seriously hurt or even kill another during a brawl and simply claim they didn't mean to.
  • boots 001 2011/09/03 01:04:15
    boots
    +1
    well when death is involved its another story . It has then turned to man slaughter .
  • Jacob Mahurien 2011/09/02 23:32:05 (edited)
    Yes (why ?)
    Jacob Mahurien
    At least between two friends. And possibly between two random strangers who agreed before hand to fight.

    Damn wrong option.
  • boots Jacob M... 2011/09/03 00:40:11
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2011/09/02 23:22:40 (edited)
    Yes (why ?)
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +1
    And suing the other person for personal injury AFTER a consensual fight should be ILLEGAL. It's like agreeing to have sex with someone then suing because it wasn't good for you. You agreed to fight. You KNEW you would get hurt. Take responsibillity for your own choices. EDIT
    I just realized that your question read "Should it be iLLEGAL. But I think a consensual fight between adults should be legal.
  • boots ☠ Live ... 2011/09/02 23:31:27
  • C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2011/09/02 23:07:50
    Yes (why ?)
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +2
    Yes, settle it straight up mano y mano! best man wins and leave it all out on in the ring (or parking lot or wherever), lol
  • MichaelJ 2011/09/02 22:14:12
    No (why ?)
    MichaelJ
    +1
    No. In the first place the people involved aren't in a rational state and incapable of making a reasoned decision. I can also visualize some animal who loves to fight shaming some guy into something he doesn't want to do because he is front of a girl or friends. The fact is that if somebody truly wants to fight they will find a place and time to do it.
  • Chase Martin 2011/09/02 22:10:15
    Yes (why ?)
    Chase Martin
    +1
    I don't see why not . . .
  • Sean 2011/09/02 22:09:46 (edited)
    No (why ?)
    Sean
    First of all, there is absolutely no sense in that kind of behavior especially when one considers that most of the time guys are fighting over a girl, and no woman is worth that, plus it gives women too much power over men when men fight over a girl, and women have too damn much power this world as it is, and they don't respect men because of it.

    I do not believe in legal systems, and the monetary system, and am very outspoke without any reservation about those 2 things, the sooner we shut down the monetary system, and legal system!! The sooner we will have the right to call ourselves civilization on this planet. Point being, while I don't want to see guys engage in that kind of behavior, having the cancerous entity called the legal system involved does not help that matter, that's why I say no it should not be "illegal" because there should be nothing "illegal" . Legal systems should absolutely not exist, and should never have been allowed to come into existence. The answer is not to get the cancerous entity called the legal system involved and lock 2 guys up in concentration camps for getting into a brawl over a girl, or whatever it might be they're brawling about, the answer is a change in the culture, economic system from the monetary system to a technological egalitaria...

    First of all, there is absolutely no sense in that kind of behavior especially when one considers that most of the time guys are fighting over a girl, and no woman is worth that, plus it gives women too much power over men when men fight over a girl, and women have too damn much power this world as it is, and they don't respect men because of it.

    I do not believe in legal systems, and the monetary system, and am very outspoke without any reservation about those 2 things, the sooner we shut down the monetary system, and legal system!! The sooner we will have the right to call ourselves civilization on this planet. Point being, while I don't want to see guys engage in that kind of behavior, having the cancerous entity called the legal system involved does not help that matter, that's why I say no it should not be "illegal" because there should be nothing "illegal" . Legal systems should absolutely not exist, and should never have been allowed to come into existence. The answer is not to get the cancerous entity called the legal system involved and lock 2 guys up in concentration camps for getting into a brawl over a girl, or whatever it might be they're brawling about, the answer is a change in the culture, economic system from the monetary system to a technological egalitarian system where nobody would need to compete for anything including sex.

    Until we get there, one thing we can do for right now is STOP GIVING WOMEN POWER OVER MEN! And one way we give women power over men is by doing dumb damn things like getting into fist fights, and what over them! Stop doing that men! They're not worth it!
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  • boots Sean 2011/09/02 22:12:22
    boots
    +1
    what if its a man fighting a woman ..lmfao
  • Sean boots 2011/09/02 22:18:14
    Sean
    So what?
  • boots Sean 2011/09/02 22:23:41
    boots
    +2
    well then it would be because of a woman .
  • Sean boots 2011/09/02 23:03:56
    Sean
    Your response is like something a stand up comedian say, good one.
  • boots Sean 2011/09/02 22:13:35
    boots
    its my falt i put the wrong pictures next to the wrong answers
  • randy 2011/09/02 22:05:48
    No (why ?)
    randy
    +1
    If they were consensual, they would be agreeing, not fighting. Real issue would be medical costs.
  • boots randy 2011/09/02 22:06:53
    boots
    +1
    seems to be every ones concern is medical costs .
  • Chase M... randy 2011/09/02 22:13:47
    Chase Martin
    +2
    What if they agree to fight? Like, "LETS GO, MAN!", "YEAH, COME AT ME, BRO!". I consider that an agreement.
  • boots Chase M... 2011/09/02 22:15:44
    boots
    +2
    HELL YEAH LETS DANCE!!!..lol
  • Chase M... boots 2011/09/02 22:16:45
    Chase Martin
    HAHAHA, sooooo truuueee
  • Evil Temptress 2011/09/02 22:00:32
    No (why ?)
    Evil Temptress
    +1
    One thing you failed to cover, who's paying for the medical costs? Now, if they were both covered medically, injured no one else, no weapons and no property damage... I just might not have a problem with that.
  • boots Evil Te... 2011/09/02 22:04:31
    boots
    In a normal fight it is rare you end up in a hospital . Unless you bit off more then you can chew . Anyways fighting is fun . Btw i screwed up on the poll no should be yes andyes should be no . my bad
  • Stone.Cold.Krazy 2011/09/02 21:58:51
    Yes (why ?)
    Stone.Cold.Krazy
    +2
    its stupid and in most case the in up in the hospital .. sand the tax payers have to foot the bill
  • boots Stone.C... 2011/09/02 22:05:27
    boots
    +1
    screw the tax payer i enjoy hitting people when they have loud mouths ....lol
  • Chase M... boots 2011/09/02 22:16:06
    Chase Martin
    Yeah! Screw you (the taxpayer)! Haha, don't hit me in the mouth, it was a joke!!!
  • boots Chase M... 2011/09/02 22:17:03
    boots
    +1
    lol i just do not see why it should be illegal .

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