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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by foadi View Post
    Are you sure you're not projecting? Not sure what any of those things have to do with not sleeping with prostitutes.
    I doubt it, I've never hired a hooker in my life. I did strike out at the bar pretty badly last night though, lol. But I usually do alright.

    At the end of the day, I think prostitution does more harm than people realize, both to the women involved and to society at large.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    You'd probably be surprised at the results. There are quite a number of people out there that will support the freedom of another person to go out to do things that they do not wish to do or even find repulsive. It's a little thing we call freedom.
    First, drop the snark. "Freedom" is not quite as simple a concept as you make it out to be. You're not, for example, free to do harm to others. And in this case, I believe that the women involved in prostitution and society at large are harmed by prostitution.

    So it's not simply a question of freedom, it's a question of creating a fair and just society that benefits everyone.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    First, drop the snark. "Freedom" is not quite as simple a concept as you make it out to be. You're not, for example, free to do harm to others. And in this case, I believe that the women involved in prostitution and society at large are harmed by prostitution.

    So it's not simply a question of freedom, it's a question of creating a fair and just society that benefits everyone.
    Actually one does have the freedom to harm another....if the other consents. Freedom never stands alone. It is coupled with rights. Your freedom to something ends where another's rights begin. But with that come others having the freedom and rights to do things you may find repulsive. Simply because you feel that said action is harmful, does not make that so. The default should be towards freedom, so the burden of proof is upon the supposed harm. So what evidence do you present to show the harm of legalized prostitution? Any example of problems from illegal prostitution do not count as that is not where we are seeking to find harm. Also keep in mind that there are many activities that hold a high potential for harm that we still allow legally anyway. Boxing, football, skydiving just to name a few.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    I support it being legal under certain health related circumstances. The prostitute would have to get 'registered' and certified as being std free (periodic testing) and condoms would be a must. If it's discovered these conditions weren't met, arrests can be made. In theory, the clients would know who to avoid, if the prostitute's not on the register.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    I support it being legal under certain health related circumstances. The prostitute would have to get 'registered' and certified as being std free (periodic testing) and condoms would be a must. If it's discovered these conditions weren't met, arrests can be made. In theory, the clients would know who to avoid, if the prostitute's not on the register.
    How many doctors, plumbers, etc do you check to see if they are actually registered and licensed as they are supposed to be? Do you know any one who does?
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    If you despise prostitutes and want them hit with taxes, why do you want it legalized? Illegal prostitutes are required to pay income tax. Why should they be taxed more?
    Where did I say I despise prostitutes? Find me the quote. I'll wait.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    Does a plumber or electrician get to keep the majority of the fee from any given job when they are under the employ of another? Or to move to a more service oriented job, does an accountant get to keep a majority of the fee for the client that he solely handles? No, so why should the prostitute who is working for someone else be any different? If it is a business the it is a business and should be run as such. Now one who is self employed of course will keep a majority of their money, but when you work for someone else, the worker is not the one who keeps the majority of the money for any given transaction, but it retail, food service, plumbing, or sex trade.
    Yeah, the plumber and electrician also aren't kept in a house against their will and beaten if they don't work. They also have legal recourse if the employer decides not to pay them. Your comparisons are absolutely ridiculous.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    How many doctors, plumbers, etc do you check to see if they are actually registered and licensed as they are supposed to be? Do you know any one who does?
    Well no, that's a good point. However, if there were an accurate online database that could be used to basically pick a prostitute that doesn't have STD, i think there is more at stake than asserting my doctor has a medical license, when that doctor must have a license as condition of employment. There is no such vetting process for prostitutes/STDs that i'm aware of. Shoving them underground is a huge reason for that.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yeah, the plumber and electrician also aren't kept in a house against their will and beaten if they don't work. They also have legal recourse if the employer decides not to pay them. Your comparisons are absolutely ridiculous.
    Not all prostitutes are being kept in a house against their will and beaten if they don't work. There are many - and I mean MANY - that do it because they want to.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Not all prostitutes are being kept in a house against their will and beaten if they don't work.
    No one said they all were, however, there is a large and sizeable number of prostitutes who are. Legalization and taxation will do absolutely nothing to help them.
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