View Poll Results: Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Street prostitution should still be banned to protect both the women and the johns.
    Maybe stop street food vendors as well?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Maybe stop street food vendors as well?
    They need to be inspected on a regular basis too to make sure they do not break the health and safety codes.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    They need to be inspected on a regular basis too to make sure they do not break the health and safety codes.
    And the prostitutes would be different...how?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Why regulate it? Because people might harm themselves by getting a disease? Is that not a risk of what they are doing?
    Yep and a good number in our society take that risk all the time. It isn't uncommon for someone in their 20's these days to have already had sex with a couple dozen people. I don't see where legalizing prostitution is going to make a difference other than with the amount of tax dollars spent on processing prostitutes through the system. In fact as easy as it is to get it free these days without personal responsibility for pregnancies, health care issues like sexually transmitted diseases with a nanny government who pays cradle to grave, a brothel would probably go out of business in a matter of months. I would think the cost of having sex would become much higher if regulated. That's what regulations do to all businesses. (hidden taxes) And for health reasons, the customer would have to give his name and address/identification, just in case one of the prostitutes came down with a disease so they could inform his/her customers to seek medical help and stop the spread of it. I don't see too many married men wanting their name on some brothel's list. Do you?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    But this involves their own decision to get money for sex. Why not regulate people having sex not for payment if you don't want people to get sick? Those people are making the same decision, are they not? Hell, in most states people in porn don't have to wear condoms, and I don't hear many people screaming for regulations. Hell when California(I think) did it a while back people complained.
    Why bother to regulate aircraft maintenance? It was your choice to get on the plane.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Prostitution

    The current policy works well for me:

    Keep prostitution illegal, and then allow local municipalities to determine how vigorously the law is enforced. Enforcement can range from very token to fairly stringent- depending on local attitudes.

    In the end, I dont want my state becoming a sex based tourism destination ala Thailand for a variety of reasons.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    And the prostitutes would be different...how?
    There are health and safety rules and regulations for all companies, why would prostitutes and brothels be any different?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Yea, and hookers are known for adhering to laws and zones.
    What, you think that food and beverage businesses (as an example) could give **** about how clean their place is or how much rat poop and mouse hair gets into food, and passing off grade D hamburger for grade A, and not watering down the booze if there werent oversight organizations?
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    What, you think that food and beverage businesses (as an example) could give **** about how clean their place is or how much rat poop and mouse hair gets into food, and passing off grade D hamburger for grade A, and not watering down the booze if there werent oversight organizations?
    Sorry, I dont need to see Needle Norma on our corner. I like to have some standards around the 'hood.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    The current policy works well for me:

    Keep prostitution illegal, and then allow local municipalities to determine how vigorously the law is enforced. Enforcement can range from very token to fairly stringent- depending on local attitudes.

    In the end, I dont want my state becoming a sex based tourism destination ala Thailand for a variety of reasons.
    Still a waste of tax payer $$ and very hypocritical IMO as well.

    Either it's wrong or it's not.

    SOmeone please explain why it's wrong?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
    Quote Originally Posted by applejuicefool View Post
    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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