http://www.kltv.com/story/29721876/judge-sentences-east-texas-man-to-get-married-or-face-jail-time

Summary: A Texas man who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge of punching his girlfriend's ex was given a choice between marrying her or going to jail for the crime and losing his job.

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Thought #1

Basically, a white knight boyfriend punched his girlfriend's ex since the ex was "saying disrespectful things about (her), so I challenged him to a fight." The ex pressed charges.

Lessons learned/Takeaways:

  1. Do not defend a woman's "honor" using physical force. No woman is worth breaking the law.
  2. Your girl is not a snowflake. What the ex is saying about her is probably true.

Thought #2

The boyfriend says “I took matters into my own hands and I know that’s wrong,” Bundy said. “I know I was raised better, but it happened.”

Lessons learned/Takeaways:

  1. Do not lose frame under any circumstance.
  2. Barring self defense, if you use physical force, you've failed at #1.

Thought #3

At his sentencing hearing, Judge Randall Rogers asked Bundy about the fight. “Is she worth it?”

Judge Rogers asked Bundy, according to court transcripts.

“I said, well to be honest, sir, I was raised with four sisters and if any man was talking to a woman like that,” recalled Bundy, “I’d probably do the same thing.”

Lessons learned/Takeaways:

  1. Even after getting screwed over by his white knight complex, the boyfriend sticks to his ways. He is incapable of change.
  2. She is never worth it.

Thought #4

Judge Rogers asked Bundy if he was married to Jaynes and then said, “You know, as a part of my probation, you’re going to have to marry her…within 30 days.”

If Bundy declined to do the probation, he would be sentenced to 15 days in jail.

“He offered me fifteen days in jail and that would have been fine and I asked if I could call my job [to let them know” said Bundy. “The judge told me ‘nope, that’s not how this works.’”

Jaynes, who was in the courtroom said the proposal from the judge embarrassed her.

“My face was so red, people behind me were laughing,” said Jaynes. “[The judge] made me stand up in court.”

Afraid of Bundy losing his job if he spent two weeks behind bars, the couple applied for their marriage license and scheduled a date with the justice of the peace to get married.

Lessons learned/Takeaways:

  1. Clearly, the boyfriend didn't want marriage. He wanted to call his job to let them know that he'd be in jail for 15 days, but the judge wouldn't have that. Left with no choice, he had to pick marriage.
  2. Women don't even have to try conning men into marriage anymore. The law will do it for them.

Thought #5

The father of the bride, Kenneth Jaynes, wanted answers.

“[I felt] anger; I was mad. [The judge] can’t do this by court ordering somebody to be married,” said Kenneth Jaynes. “I contacted a couple of lawyers but they told me someone was trying to pull my leg…that judges don't court order somebody to get married.”

Lessons learned/Takeaways:

  1. Long gone is the time when a father was able to govern his family. In society and the eyes of the law, a father is but an afterthought.
  2. Do not get married unless you want to be demoted to a beta provider. The father sacrifices years of his life raising his daughter, and gets disrespected in return.

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Bonus: Picture of the couple. Exactly as you'd imagine.