Glimmerjim wrote:aunt betty wrote: It's against the law for me, as a U.S. citizen to travel to a foreign country to do something that's illegal in the United States.
Is that true, AB? Frankly, I've never really considered it much. If an American does something in a foreign country that is legal there, yet illegal here, do we still face prosecution here? What immediately comes to mind is the old Amsterdam, with rampant and legal drug use. I do remember cases of child sexual abuse that were prosecuted here, but I am not really sure of the legality of the act in the country in which it occured.
Not sure. I believe yes...
Watched a CBS story about the sex trade in Asia and there was some law that allowed US citizens caught performing sex with minors to be prosecuted in US courts. I understood it to mean all crimes...but it's possible the law is specific to sex with minors.
I kind of doubt that if you get caught jay-walking in Honduras that the US govt. would haul you back on charges but I suppose they could if they wanted you bad like al capone or something like that. Same goes for smoking a lil weed at Party Island or whatever it's called.