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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    I see no reason for it to be illegal, other than to appease social conservatives. Religion has made sex a dirty, sinful deed. Maybe it's time for society to grow up.
    Amadeus, I agree with you that it should be made legal. However, I feel compelled to point out that religion has not made sex a dirty sinful deed. It is malicious, envious people who want to use religion as a weapon to subjugate others that have made it a sinful dirty deed. Not only them, but other malicious and envious people who are arrogant and therefore feel the strong need to prove that they are better than other people, do the same.

    That said, I think I understand what you mean. However, I really thought I should clarify that point. Such so called religious people are not actually religious. For them religion is a weapon. It is more or less the bin Laden paradigm of religion. That is not religion.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    The older I get, the more I believe prostitution is a cancer on our society. It involves pimping, human trafficking, and, transnational slavery in many of Europe's "success stories" like Germany. If there was a way to guarantee that these illegal activities didn't thrive off prostitution, I'd be all for it. However, as these other illicit activities are required to ensure cheap labor in many countries, I don't support its legalization on a willy nilly basis. In some countries, prostitution may work, however in America's case, some areas of the country have proven they're really good at ignoring slavery and oppression of some individuals by other individuals. So I wouldn't trust any state to create laws which do more than regulate taxation and STD testing on these women.
    As with drugs and alcohol, it's the prohibition that fuels the criminal elements of prostitution.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Prostitution bans are bull****. If you can give it away, you should be able to sell it. Makes no sense to me.

    Never mind the fact that these laws end up harming the women more so than if we just left them the hell alone and decide for themselves what to do with their body.
    If you can give it away you should be able to sell it! Damn, that was a good one!

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    It's a tough question because prostitution can come with some ugly things. For instance, human trafficking. However, like with drugs, I think legalizing takes a lot of power away from gangs and cartels, and allows for more regulation and control.

    For that reason, I am pro-legalization.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Yeah, I think it should be legalized, but regulated, including licenses, regular medical care, etc.
    OMG! It's you! I guess I should run to escape the wrath of the great one!

    Seriously, it should be legal and regulated. Furthermore the persons engaged in the practice should be vigorously protected the law and law enforcement.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    yes of course
    theres no logical reason to not have it legal

    legalize it, regulate it and take the taxes and put it into healthcare and education

    of course we could go round and round about what the regulations need to be, id say start here:
    taxed and very frequent health screenings
    need licenses
    need to be 21 to "work"
    must be a legal resident to work or buy
    can be independent worker or part of an org. (Orgs will be regulated like other orgs . . no criminal ties, different rules for local and operating over state lines etc etc)
    workers should have some extra rules placed on them like medical and government workers as far as leaving the country goes to further insure health risks

    that seems like a good start but thats REALLY for another thread
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    As with drugs and alcohol, it's the prohibition that fuels the criminal elements of prostitution.
    We usually agree on a lot of cases. You're simply wrong on this one. In Germany for example, thousands of women are smuggled in yearly because it's cheaper to have houses filled with cheaper pimped out prostitutes from Romania/Bulgaria than it is to hire German girls. I have no doubt that if it was legal, the same would be done in the US - instead it would be illegal immigrant girls being smuggled in like drug mules.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    We usually agree on a lot of cases. You're simply wrong on this one. In Germany for example, thousands of women are smuggled in yearly because it's cheaper to have houses filled with cheaper pimped out prostitutes from Romania/Bulgaria than it is to hire German girls. I have no doubt that if it was legal, the same would be done in the US - instead it would be illegal immigrant girls being smuggled in like drug mules.
    Isn't that a smuggling problem, not a prostitution problem? I'm not sure that the two issues should be conflated.

    If there was an avenue for adults to enter into prostitution legally, that wouldn't prevent smuggling and trafficking, but it would mitigate the dangers of those women from being abused by the criminal element.

    Not that I'd personally recommend prostitution as a career choice.

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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    No, I don't. It should be a misdemeanor for the woman but a major felony to traffic in it and a 1st degree to pimp out minors.

    The reason it should be a misdemeanor (minor) is to keep it off the streets.

    What is really pathetic in my view is those who claim they want it legalized so they can be regulated - meaning making it legal to make it illegal unless done how the government says. In short, the government becomes the pimp taking its cut. Instead of arresting prostitutes for prostitution, they are being arrested for not buying their license, not officially declaring themselves prostitutes on public record, not pay the fees and licenses. Not reporting on time. Having the wrong kind of sex. Not using condoms.

    What percentage of women do you think would ACTUALLY register as a prostitute?

    This is more OPPRESSIVE and lifelong punitive criminal laws than currently exist, because women are NOT going to do it, or more accurately prostitutes aren't going to do it.

    So REALLY all that is being done is every city in the country having its own extra 1000 pages of what becomes anti-prostitution laws. Do you think they should jump prostitutes that didn't pay the prostitution tax from behind with a choke hold like that guy over cigarettes in NYC?

    There is no such thing as "legalizing but regulating" prostitution. That is an oxymoron. Rather, it is just cutting the government into the prostitution business and a million pages of anti-prostitution regulatory laws, ie criminal laws.

    NOTE: Legalizing licensed brotels is something entirely different as that is a physical business establishment with employees. That might be acceptable - but that wouldn't be 1/10th of 1% of the prostitution going on.
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    Re: Do you support the legalization of prostitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Isn't that a smuggling problem, not a prostitution problem?
    Smuggling concerns goods, not people. It's human trafficking. If the human trafficking is done to make prostitution cheaper for pimps, then it's really two problems. The first is that they're being trafficked into the country. The second is that they're pimped out.
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