"And for whatever reason you brought in parents and children and rape and molestation, that could simply be solved by the consent law we have here in the U.S of A."
I'm going to assume you have 0 idea on the psychological impact this has on a person consentwise and how our consent law doesn't reach peoples heads as is, you should listen to Iggy's arguments about consent sometime. I'll also assume you have 0 idea the impact rape and molestation has on a child of the same family. I'll chalk this up to simple ignorance, you don't know. That's fine you just don't know. Most victims of abuse under the age of 18 were sexually abused by family members. I think you guys are missing the entire can of worms that opens by saying "incest is ok" I am almost 100% sure you are downplaying, ignoring, or just don't CARE what this could do to potential victims psychologically. It's easy to say "this is what they can do" and not understand anything whatsoever from the victim's view living with/around someone who is supposed to be family. Whatever the statistics are, they would be much higher. Whatever the number IS right now there would INDEFINITELY be more. The "silent" victims that have a hard time speaking out would be increased as well.
All the other arguments I made are being entirely looked over, I assume that it's because the understanding isn't there, or the compassion or comprehension just isn't. I'm not calling you by any means stupid or dense, but I WILL say you are missing what happens in OTHER countries as a result of this and what WOULD be GROSSLY abused in the USA with the consent law that is already glanced over and strung through the mud as it is.
let me put it this way. I do not care about homosexuality and that has 0 place in an argument revolving around the impact against a traditional family. There is still a parent unit, there is still a family unit. When brothers and sisters start fucking the lines and roles of a family are abused. The concept on how to have a family and respect certain aspects to your upcoming family you create is absolutely blurred and destroyed. "We are a little different because we are brother and sister." That doesn't just effect what the traditional family is, that effects the way your kids SEE relationships entirely. And the idea "they will make fun of them." I've said this before the amount of make fun isn't nearly how light you make it seem, nor is that the main issue. Kids are irresponsible. Teenagers have raging hormones, do you know how much harder you make it for someone to ignore the fact they can have sex with their sibling by saying it's ok? Do you know how much EASIER having sex in availability there would be? Can I begin to talk about the more "mistakes" that would arise from a situation where their mindset would be, I can just fuck my sister, sure she's a year younger, if I tell her it's for fun she'll think it's a game.
News flash this shit already happens more than I know you realize. Under the guise that it's actually OK the victim will be silent about it, not even realizing what the hell just happened. Did you ALSO know that family members coerced into sex by other family members will have an attachment to their abuser? Take classic african american broken home, abusive father, submissive mother. Pretty sure we've seen enough movies to realize she should just get the fuck out. What you guys DON'T seem to understand it's a psychological powerplay that is VERY effective and ISN'T something you can brush off as stupidity simply because you don't understand it, you need to realize it is VERY real and it is a form of mental, social and emotional abuse. Imagine that powerplay on a family member. Most cases concerning family already go unreported. There would be even more, they wouldn't realize how taken advantage of they were, and then they would be "giving" it up like they do in other countries and feel like they can't fight. Again I chalk most of this up to just not knowing.
So right now you have a victim. You have someone bound sexual (the power of the ejaculation is VERY strong psychologically and biologically) The fact it feels good, and the fact it does a bunch of stuff chemically makes this victim not realizing they ARE a victim attached to their abuser in a very VERY unhealthy situation. You have them as a family member, Incest is OK, consent laws would get pooped on even more, and this person is living with them EVERY day. and the ONLY thing that's a little off is the aging between them. Another news flash, how many kids do you think even give a shit about the age of consent? You'd be surprised how many young adults don't give a rats ass, and how many teenagers REALLY don't care. Taking away the stigma of incest creates more problems I think you guys are missing. Kids will emulate adults. Why do kids have sex so much now than they did before? Well look at how ok it is in the media now than it was before. Look at how parents/adults make little to no hiding the fact of what they want. You say incest is ok for grown adults, kids, young adults won't give a rats ass, like they give one about smoking cigarettes, drinking, weed, drugs. This is all coming from the adults. We show it to them in media, bad parenting and censoring (which is NEARLY impossible for a Parent to adequately do without homeschooling their child or unless they are in a more rural setting, cus everyone knows that one kid is the only reason why you know what drugs are in the first place if you never knew about them before, right? One bad apple ruins the bunch). Kids feel the rights of the adults, that's just the way it is. You'll have way more young offenders than you did before, many offenders you won't even realize they are, and they could be much MUCH more dangerous with a lot more freedom, which is NOT ok. While you have an enabler victim feeling trapped or that this is how it's supposed to be, or for the lucky ones, years and years of counseling of them being repaired on how a family is SUPPOSED to work and how they can start to break their own victimization cycle they unfortunately were trapped in due to a SINGLE thing being changed as ok. And to not assert themselves on their family members like it was done to them.
Yes don't act out what was done to you for several years. I think everyone knows most people who get in trouble for it, it was ALL they knew. And they were raped by a family member under the guise that it was ok. I think people seem to ignore the fact that they were victims too, and their views of sex was VASTLY altered because the simple broach a family member did to them and now they have to go through a repair cycle of what's been done to them, fixing their moral compass that this family member fucked up, as well as teaching them what sexual relationships should be like, what family concepts and BOUNDARIES matter and how much they matter, as well as telling them in the most constructive way, "What they did was wrong, and it played a very VERY big factor in why you did the same thing, but what you did is not acceptable either, even if you didn't know any better because of your own experience. I have to teach you why and how to be healthy again, and repair all the damage done to you and prepare you for a society that will loathe you." And don't get me started even more on the unfortunate silent victims who like the ones bound for a marriage they don't want in OTHER COUNTRIES WITHOUT A CHOICE OF THEIR OWN, will be bound sexually in much the same way and feel immensely incapable.