View Poll Results: Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Can you expand on that? Why shouldn't it be legalized?
    It enables sex-slave trafficking by drasticaly expanding the market's demand for sex far beyond the market's supply of volintary workers. This void is filled by criminal elements who bring in kidnapped women and underage girls from other countries. So much revenue is created that local authorities are paid off to look the other way, which means little no enforcement of any policy you might write to counteract it.

    This is the same model of crime behind why you can't sell your own organs. When it was legal it created such a demand in exess of supply that criminal elements, to include doctors, would murder people to sell their parts and make a profit.

    The only way legalised prostitution can work is if you create an industry-wide buisness model that profits the state more than crime profits the state. This way the State will always move to protect the industry, not to protect the criminals. Whoever can make Uncle Same more money is the side the State will take.
    Last edited by Jerry; 08-08-14 at 11:28 PM.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Morality is subjective though. Just look at what constitutes murder for example across different cultures. We consider it murder to kill someone for an "honor killing", however, other cultures consider that morally justified and some do not consider such things to be murder. Our culture considers it justified to kill someone who is trying to break into your home, other cultures outlaw such violence. Castle doctrines do not exist everywhere, even in the US, which means that there are different views in the US as to what kinds of homicides are actually murders or justified.

    The same thing may be true for stealing as well. While most people consider it wrong to take something that isn't yours, there is easily a difference in view in what people may or do own. Someone who viewed water and land as belonging to everyone, and that no one should be able to own it, would not view taking water or utilizing land or the resources on someone "claimed" land as stealing, while many others would, including having laws against these things.
    I completely understand. The point stands that morals are not something that are solely held in the realm of religion (as was being implied) and that society, religious and non religious people, can agree to some form of societal standard and norm. There are many non-religious people that might hold the belief that premarital sex isnt necessarily healthy.

    In this conversation there are some that are for and against legalized prostitution. It doesnt appear to be solely divided down the lines of a religion prescribed morality. Some of that are for legalization actually have a religious foundation.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I completely understand. The point stands that morals are not something that are solely held in the realm of religion (as was being implied) and that society, religious and non religious people, can agree to some form of societal standard and norm. There are many non-religious people that might hold the belief that premarital sex isnt necessarily healthy.

    In this conversation there are some that are for and against legalized prostitution. It doesnt appear to be solely divided down the lines of a religion prescribed morality. Some of that are for legalization actually have a religious foundation.
    I agree, however, the most common sets of morals are going to be religious or at least religiously influenced and most of those who have morality based on some religion are more likely to view their morals as objective rather than subjective since most of them believe that the morals they believe in are set forth by a higher power rather than taught to us and/or personal individual views.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    It's an appeal to emotionalism that shouldn't be part of the issue.
    You know, I can't think of a single career that I think should be legal, that I wouldn't have a problem with my daughter pursuing. If I wouldn't want my daughter doing it for a living, I don't think anyone else's daughter should have to do it for a living, either.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    You know, I can't think of a single career that I think should be legal, that I wouldn't have a problem with my daughter pursuing. If I wouldn't want my daughter doing it for a living, I don't think anyone else's daughter should have to do it for a living, either.

    Early on in this thread I was debating a little with Lursa who is supportive of legalization and she finally stated:
    QUOTE=Lursa;1063614079izi] IMO if there were more good parents there would be less prostitutes and drug addicts anyway.
    So that is putting prostitution in the same boat as drug addicts and I just wonder if this really benefits everyone in promoting something such as drug addiction or prostitution.

    There is an automatic rebuttal here in trying to compare other less glamorous jobs such as a porta potty truck but they are all apples to oranges. The porta potty business customer is not ashamed to tell his wife he had the them service him.

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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    You know, I can't think of a single career that I think should be legal, that I wouldn't have a problem with my daughter pursuing. If I wouldn't want my daughter doing it for a living, I don't think anyone else's daughter should have to do it for a living, either.
    No one should have to do anything. It should be choice. No one is suggesting making prostitution mandatory.
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    Early on in this thread I was debating a little with Lursa who is supportive of legalization and she finally stated: So that is putting prostitution in the same boat as drug addicts and I just wonder if this really benefits everyone in promoting something such as drug addiction or prostitution.

    There is an automatic rebuttal here in trying to compare other less glamorous jobs such as a porta potty truck but they are all apples to oranges. The porta potty business customer is not ashamed to tell his wife he had the them service him.
    Alcoholics are drug addicts too.

    No one is proud to flip burgers or work at a gas station. Both can be dehumanizing as well.
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    Re: Prostitution

    I've rarely seen a good discussion on the THREE gateways on this forum.
    So much for solving the Nation's problems online--excuse my naievete.
    We're doing so well in Real Life .
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Should prostitution be legalized?
    Absolutely. We are all prostitutes in one form or another. If I can get you to pay me to wash your windows, why should the government be involved in any other contract between two consenting adults?
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    Re: Prostitution

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    No one should have to do anything. It should be choice. No one is suggesting making prostitution mandatory.
    Alright, let me put it this way. Twenty-two year old divorced mother of two. She needs financial assistance from the government to feed her children, but the financial assistance is conditional on looking for jobs and taking any legal jobs that they are qualified for. If the only work she can find is prostitution, should she be denied assistance unless she is willing to work as a prostitute?

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