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  • Prostitution should be legal and openly regulated.

    42 72.41%
  • Prostitution should be illegal.

    10 17.24%
  • Prostitution should only be decriminalized and associated aspects of it heavily regulated.

    4 6.90%
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    2 3.45%
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    A very simple question that was inspired by a thread I saw in the Intl' Politics section. Simply put do you think prostitution should be legalized or criminalized? Why or why not? I personally support legalization, but I'll take an OP's prerogative and elaborate on why later.
    What is immoral about prostitution? Is it immoral because people who don't love each other are having sex? If that's the case, half of the housewives in Orange County should be arrested and charged with prostitution. The horrors of prostitution - the drugs, the pimps, the abuse of women - are manifestations of our policies, and our policies are sometimes (and in this case) manifestations of our fear. This irrational fear is that anything legal will be construed as honorable. John Edwards cheated on his wife while she was in a hospital dying, and that wasn't illegal. Does anybody here feel that our nation thinks cheating on your dying wife is acceptable?

    We should be a nation that bases its policies on function and not fear. Make it legal, regulate it, whatever. Or let states decide. Let's just start the ball rolling and get it right.
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    No. Gross.
    "Gross." What a profound justification of political philosophy!
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    All this talk about "dominion over a third person" is libertarianistic goobledy-gook. "dominion over a third person" means that the 3rd person is "controlled", and our govt does not control people.

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by EcoFemSoc View Post
    It commodifies women. No.
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    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Why do you want to tax it? Unless you want the govt to be the pimp, then they have no claim to a cut.
    Why should it be exempt from the same taxes other service industries have to pay?

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    How about teaching men to control themselves??
    How about teaching women to control themselves! Put the credit card down and step away. Stop being such greedy, selfish and materialistic creatures!
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    Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Why should it be exempt from the same taxes other service industries have to pay?
    In most states services are not taxed or are you referring to income tax which everyone is supposed to pay--even for illegal activities.
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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    In most states services are not taxed or are you referring to income tax which everyone is supposed to pay--even for illegal activities.
    Good point. Then yes, it would be income taxes. They would be much more likely to pay those taxes if the service they were providing were legal and regulated.

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    MEN???? Have you not seen the HUGE amount of female teachers enjoying the penis of underage boys?!?!
    Yep..my partner wishes that he had had female tutors...

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    Re: Should Prostitution Be Legalized?

    Why aren't porn "actors" considered prostitutes? Aren't they paid to have sex?

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