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    Should prostitution be legal?

    Simple question.
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Yes, though we've had mixed results with such experiments thus far in a few countries. In some cases, there needs to be safeguards against foreign women flooding the market and creating an endangered under-class.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by HumanBeing View Post
    Simple question.
    Simple answer.

    Yes.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Although I think it is disgusting, prostitution should be completely legal as long as it is between consenting adults.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    No. It's not something the government should be sanctioning.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    No. It's not something the government should be sanctioning.
    Does the government sanction everything it does not make illegal?
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    No. It's not something the government should be sanctioning.
    The question says nothing of government sanctioning prostitution.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Besides the morality question, there is a nagging problem with legalizing prostitution. How does one observe the prostitute at work to ensure they are working safely? Very few customers would be willing to be observed while having sex, and without watchful eyes, anything can happen, the main issue being condom usage. Plenty of customers would be willing to pay a premium for not using a condom, and the prostitute would pocket the extra gains and not have to share with the brothel owner. STD testing will of course catch a problem, but only after it becomes a problem.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Does the government sanction everything it does not make illegal?
    "Sanctioning" may not have been the best word. "Legitimizing" would be better.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Besides the morality question, there is a nagging problem with legalizing prostitution. How does one observe the prostitute at work to ensure they are working safely? Very few customers would be willing to be observed while having sex, and without watchful eyes, anything can happen, the main issue being condom usage. Plenty of customers would be willing to pay a premium for not using a condom, and the prostitute would pocket the extra gains and not have to share with the brothel owner. STD testing will of course catch a problem, but only after it becomes a problem.
    It is regulated just fine in Nevada.
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