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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by soot View Post
    So was the exoneration of George Zimmerman.

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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

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    To what end? According to you, it's wrong either way. You'd have the court uphold your notion of "decency."
    If you do not understand the need to keep the facts accurate, I can not help you.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    To what end? According to you, it's wrong either way. You'd have the court uphold your notion of "decency."
    Hey bro, have you heard an explanation for why he opposes personal liberty? I keep asking him but now he's saying he already told me.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Great news! This is a victory for the safety of these women and adds more freedom to the lives of Canadians. Hopefully this will happen in the US one day.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    If you do not understand the need to keep the facts accurate, I can not help you.
    The facts are, whatever basis the court decided what it decided, personal freedom was increased, which is what RabidAlpaca said.

    The facts also are that you oppose both the safety and personal freedom of the prostitutes based on your notions of "decency."

    ^^^^^^^^^^

    Stated in the interest of accuracy, of course.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post

    The decision was not based on liberty.

    And recognizing it is a further erosion of decent standards does not say I am saddened. Where do you come up with such nonsense?
    If someone enters into a contract to have sexual relations in the privacy of their setting, it does not affect your life in any way...really, it doesn't, unless you let yourself be obsessed by the fact that someone is enjoying themself.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The facts are, whatever basis the court decided what it decided, personal freedom was increased, which is what RabidAlpaca said.
    He said it was a victory for liberty when it was a victory for safety.
    End of story.


    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The facts also are that you oppose both the safety and personal freedom of the prostitutes based on your notions of "decency."
    You clearly do not know the facts but instead wish to assume you do.

    So as already provided.

    The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so.

    If you do not understand that leaves the door open to further restrictions upon liberty you clearly have not thought things through.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    He said it was a victory for liberty when it was a victory for safety.
    End of story.
    It can't be both? (Hint: of course it can, and he said so. It's only your stubbornness which gets in the way of your being able to see it.)


    You clearly do not know the fact but instead wish to assume you do.

    So as already provided.

    The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so.

    If you do not understand that leaves the door open to further restrictions upon liberty you clearly have not thought things through.
    This speaks nothing to what I said.

    You are opposed to prostitution being legalized on the basis of "decency." Thus, the concerns of neither safety nor liberty are important to you in the name of that notion of "decency."

    You're trying to slink away from it, but those are "the facts," and according to you, "accuracy" is important.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

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    Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution

    By Randall Palmer, Reuters

    OTTAWA — The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring the laws were unconstitutional because they violated prostitutes' safety.

    The sweeping 9-0 decision will take effect in one year, inviting Parliament to try to come up with some other way to regulate the sex trade if it chooses to do so.

    [...]

    Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin said many prostitutes "have no meaningful choice" but to "engage in the risky economic activity of prostitution," and that the law should not make such lawful activity more dangerous.

    "It makes no difference that the conduct of pimps and johns is the immediate source of the harms suffered by prostitutes," she wrote.

    "The impugned laws deprive people engaged in a risky, but legal, activity of the means to protect themselves against those risks."

    [...]

    Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution - World News

    And the further erosion of decent standards.

    The Justice's reasoning is absurd. Or is that liberal?
    Actually, if it was a liberal ruling in nature, the court would have required the government to fund free "houses of ill repute" for prostitutes to conduct business in.

    This is more along the line of Canadian conservatism. We're far more concerned with keeping track of the money and how it's spent and far less interested in dictating to private citizens how they should live their lives. It may be the reverse of the liberal/conservative dynamic in the US.
    Last edited by CanadaJohn; 12-20-13 at 02:39 PM.
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    re: Canada high court strikes down all restrictions on prostitution [W:232]

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Well, that let's Rob Ford off the hook in one area.
    Remember, Rob Ford gets all he needs at home.
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