View Poll Results: Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Are ya proud of your son who drives around the porta potty truck, delivering them? How about the janitor? The lawyer? The son picking up the cigarette butts in the park?

    I'd be proud of all of them if they were putting food on the table legally.
    Have no problem with him doing any of those jobs. He can even pick up the cigarette butts in the public's view. Would you advocating letting prostitutes operate in the open in that same park in public view?
    If it is legal they should be able to have sex right there on the picnic bench , right?

    Would you yourself offer your body to any one of the men here for a small bundle of money?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Would you yourself offer your body to any one of the men here for a small bundle of money?
    How much? And while I may be easy, I'm not cheep. Plus the uglier you are by my standards the higher the cost.
    Bi, Poly, Switch. I'm not indecisive, I'm greedy!

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    There's lots of things I dont want on my property or on my street.....what's your point? Are you living in America?

    We're talking about legalizing prostitution and you are dreaming up more stuff you dont like. Seems like a personal problem to me.
    So, you are ok having that around your family, or more specifically other peoples families.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Decriminalize it and regulate it.

    Why is it illegal to sell something that is perfectly fine to give away for free?
    This is my position. It makes no sense to make the exchanging of money illegal for something that is otherwise legal when done for free.

    Treat it like a regular business and require business licenses and tax filing, though. And I would be fine with some reasonable health/safety regulations, but that scares me as our government seems incapable at all levels of simply putting reasonable safety measures in place then leaving them alone.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Legalizing prostitution would lessen the victimization of prostitution.
    Prove it.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    So, you are ok having that around your family, or more specifically other peoples families.
    You're right. Current illegal status means that never happens.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    You're right. Current illegal status means that never happens.
    It does, but if caught there are consequences.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    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?
    As each municipality can determine how stringently the laws are enforced (how much money is spent on the issue), local standards are used in determining whether or not tax dollars are or are not being "wasted" pursuing the matter.

    As for morality, there is both a traditional religous prohibition of the practice (which a certain percentage of the public rejects) and there is also the concept that the State reserves the ability to limit negative social impacts from certain practices.

    For example, the State can ban:
    -commercial gambling, commercial alcohol sales, exploitive home loans (even if the buyer is willing to make the purchase under those conditions), usury (even if there is a willing borrower), and exploitve labor / share cropping contracts (even if there is a willing employee).

    With usury,and expolitive loans and contracts, the fact that there is no readily identifiable "victim" does not mean that the State cannot ban the practices legal.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    As each municipality can determine how stringently the laws are enforced (how much money is spent on the issue), local standards are used in determining whether or not tax dollars are or are not being "wasted" pursuing the matter.

    As for morality, there is both a traditional religous prohibition of the practice (which a certain percentage of the public rejects) and there is also the concept that the State reserves the ability to limit negative social impacts from certain practices.

    For example, the State can ban:
    -commercial gambling, commercial alcohol sales, exploitive home loans (even if the buyer is willing to make the purchase under those conditions), usury (even if there is a willing borrower), and exploitve labor / share cropping contracts (even if there is a willing employee).

    With usury,and expolitive loans and contracts, the fact that there is no readily identifiable "victim" does not mean that the State cannot ban the practices legal.

    Yeah, finally! Please tell me the negative social impacts? Please show how things like you listed are different for prosititution or how they could not be dealt with by regulation like every other business? You named a lot of 'exploitive' things. Pretty sure regulation would make it safer for public and women and make it less exploitive for women. Are johns being exploited?

    Also, if someone is exploited, there is a victim. The fact that they cant be identified doesnt mean there isnt one. And if there is one, it's not a victimless crime.

    (I am still completely against hypocritical things like you describe where something is illegal but 'ignored,' That leads to tyranny...dictatorships in each municipality. Esp. where no harm can be proven)
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Prove it.
    If the business were legalized there would be no need for (or tolerance of) street prostitution. It's legal to sell cigarettes...it's NOT legal to sell cigarettes on the street without proper tax and business standards.

    So...new model. A legal sex office. Nice lobby, secretary, and 'office'. Good wages, taxes, health care benefits if you work for someone else, unions....just like any other business. Eliminate the need for illegal street prostitution and you reduce the number of 'victims'.

    Believe it or not some people really like having sex and would have no problem doing it as a job. I know 2 women that are quite open about and proud of their prowess at oral sex and by their own account enjoy doing it. Make it fun, profitable...life could be pretty good.

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