I'm not a fan of allowing people to cause serious harm to themselves.
We need as many healthy taxpayers as we can get.
STDs would stop if prostitution were legal? Really? Child prostitutes would no longer be in demand? Even more very young women wouldn't be drawn into the life if it were legal? Now. I could see legalizing escort-type prostitution. But on street corners? No freakin' way.
If drugs were legal, there would be millions more drug addicts. Tens of millions. Drug addiction ruins lives...the person using...their familiy...wastes public resources. Marijuana? I'm with you there. The other crap? That would be a travesty.
Thank you, Quazi!
marijuana doesnt kill anyone,other drugs i can see being still illegal.
nevada has legal prostitution and their legal prostitutes dont seem to have any std problems because they are regulated and tested,unlike illegal prostitution.
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The keyword is "illegal." We're discussing the legalization of prostitution, which would protect the workers and would essentially be away from crime. All legal prostitution is voluntary. Simply ask the sex workers at the Cat House.Illegal prostitution attracts crime to neighborhoods and lowers property values. Plus, of course, all prostitution is not voluntary. Ask Leroy about his "commissions."
Because theft is theft. It is separate from drug use. If I'm a full-time pothead making an honest living, who am I stealing from? Theft should remain a crime to be punished. Drug use should not.And why on earth would you exclude "theft"???
Now for drugs, there would not be more drug addicts, and yes drug addiction does ruin lives, but when you can get a prescription for heroin, which is what Oxycontin is basically, don't try to tell me that we as a country are concerned about drug addiction. If we really were that **** would be so illegal, the war on drugs is nothing but a money making scheme, and if you really want to stop addiction, you would get rid of the laws we have now, stop putting people into jail for drug possession and use, and put them into rehab centers.
Also, the number one illegal drug, money, and use wise is marijuana, you legalize that, you get rid of so much crime, and so much violence it would have a great effect on us as a society. Plus all the money we would gain by not wasting it, and how less congested our prisons, and legal system would become. It's amazing that it is not already legalized.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.