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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Centrist View Post
    Then why don't we ban cigarettes, alcohol and fast food too? This is the problem with social conservatism. Its inconsistent, hypocritical and "picky-choosy". If you're going to ban things that are bad for people, you have to ban them all. If you are going to permit somethings, then in all fairness, you must permit them all. The hardworking, tax payer who has trouble with the ladies and likes to pay for some "company" every now and then doesn't understand why his vice is illegal but someone else can smoke 10 packs of cigarettes and drink a bottle of whiskey every single day without any legal repercussions. There's no logic in that.

    And in all seriousness, which is worse for you? Getting some random booty from time to time (if you use protection) or smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol everyday?
    What's really worse is the more suave, good looking, and/or charismatic guy that he works with can go to a bar or even just online, pick up a girl, and get laid for free without any legal percussions, every night of the week. Even if he offers to buy the dinner and pretty much spend the same amount on each date girl that the other guy may just spend for the sex.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    I consider it the government's obligation.



    If everyone had the same morals, they would not need to be enforced. The fact that every person has their own understanding of morality is what necessitates the government upholding its own singular standard to the best of its ability. I am certain that there have been periods of history in which my own lifestyle would be prohibited, just as there are people who would turn the government against me even today. That is no justification for the government to ignore its duty to uphold the moral consensus of society.

    The reason why one group of people gets to choose our moral code is because they are the group of people who have been chosen to do so. Justice is a moral concept, thus in order for it to exist, there must be morality.
    Would you institute government death squads, secret police, and other SS-type enforcers to ensure society upheld the moral code that you accept as the national standard?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    Would you institute government death squads, secret police, and other SS-type enforcers to ensure society upheld the moral code that you accept as the national standard?
    The police we have now are sufficient to the task. If necessary, we can hire more without significantly changing their procedures.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    This was regulated too. At just what point will people learn government bureaucrats typically suck at their jobs?

    Perfect Solution Fallacy

    Just because regulators suck doesn't mean they suck worse than no regulation at all.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    I haven't read the whole 11 pages so far of this thread, so I don't know if this has been addressed or not.

    I know that one argument for maintaining criminalization of prostitution is that prostitution causes exploitation of women. And that is a valid argument.

    However, it could also be argued that legalization of prostitution can also give sexual liberation to women. The reason for this is because it will allow women to become customers of prostitutes, both male and female as the case may be.

    Think about it from a woman customer's point of view. Women face the dangers of date rape when they go out and look for sexual partner. Women also face the dangers of meeting men who are stalkers and have other mental illness issues.

    So if prostitution was legal, women would have the option of visiting a prostitute for sex instead of facing the risks of going out and trying to get a date.

    So this would be how prostitution could allow women to better enjoy their sexuality. Likewise, these are advantages that male customers could enjoy - that is, lower the risk of meeting someone with mental illness and having them get involved in their life. But when the subject of prostitution comes up, most of the focus is on women as prostitutes, not women as customers.

    Just wanted to throw that out there, not sure if it has been discussed yet or not.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Nope it should stay illegal.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Nope it should stay illegal.
    What part of the word freedom don't you understand?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Centrist View Post
    What part of the word freedom don't you understand?
    Freedom for men to exploit women?
    Most women do not become prostitutes to become rich. They do it to eat. They have no choice.
    Legalize it and you will be able to get a BJ for 50 cents like in some third world countries.
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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    Freedom for men to exploit women?
    Most women do not become prostitutes to become rich. They do it to eat. They have no choice.
    Terrible terrible argument. You could say that about people who work at the Waffle House. And they make less than prostitutes, by far. Should we make Waffle Houses illegal too?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post

    Legalilize it and you will be able to get a BJ for 50 cents like in some third world countries.
    It is legalized in places like Nevada and the services are very expensive. More so than on the street. Research is your friend.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Centrist View Post
    Terrible terrible argument. You could say that about people who work at the Waffle House. And they make less than prostitutes, by far. Should we make Waffle Houses illegal too?



    It is legalized in places like Nevada and the services are very expensive. More so than on the street. Research is your friend.
    Nevada is highly regulated and controlled and not legal everywhere in the state. Artificially high prices. Been there.
    Making waffles is different than blowing some dirty old stranger in an alley for money to buy food. Don't you think?
    In parts of Asia the very poor have no choice but to sell themselves for money. They do it for pocket change. And the larger the supply the cheaper the price. Been there.
    Legalize it here and whenever your daughter needed money for cigerettes she could go do a quick job. Price for a BJ would plummet.

    Do you know what the average prostitute in the world makes? They all aren't 1000 dollar call girls.


    Something to ponder:
    http://sisyphe.org/spip.php?article691

    http://www.lasvegaslogue.com/prostitution
    Last edited by Dirty Harry; 01-23-11 at 03:29 PM.

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