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Thread: Should prostitution be legalized?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    In this case both. That doesn't change the fact federal regulation fails us, often.
    Nearly everything fails, often. The vast majority of business ventures fail in the first few years. That doesn't mean don't do it, it just means find a better way to do it.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You know, if you made murder legal, you'd get rid of a lot of serial killers that way who'd ask the question... "Where's the fun now"
    I would think that the thrill would be in taking another human life not ooh the cops ain't caught me yet regarding serial killers. Although I could be wrong and they get the same thrill a kleptomaniac gets when he gets away with shoplifting.
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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?

    Private enterprise is no better, IMO, in fact worse.... The Deepwater Horizon people were greedy and ignored sane and sensible rules....Much the same as the banks......and GM.......
    All can do things better, its a matter of attitude.
    The French regulate their prositution....how well, I know not, but in many ways they are far more advanced than we are.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    In this case both. That doesn't change the fact federal regulation fails us, often.
    Do you suggest we spend more money to have more regulators so they could do a better job regulating?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    No, legitimizing those things, and making them more readily available are not better for society.
    Then you are going to have the Larry Craigs of the world in airport restrooms bugging everyone for a little game of footsie under the stalls.

    Please,, please for Larry's sake.

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Yes, but it should be regulated and restricted to licensed brothels, for health and safety reasons.
    agreed-don't want any distempered tuna



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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    The existence of prostitution assures that women-- and men, and children-- will be victimized. Society's response should be to ensure that there is as little prostitution as possible.
    the existence of government assures that women, men and children will be victimized. Free citizens' response should be that there is as little government as absolutely necessary



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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the existence of government assures that women, men and children will be victimized. Free citizens' response should be that there is as little government as absolutely necessary
    Like Somalia?

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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Harry View Post
    Like Somalia?
    I guess the absolutely necessary bit escaped your keen observation



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    Re: Should prostitution be legalized?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Two points. Sex does sell. However, should people be bought and sold, even if it's their own bodies? Also, why do so many people want to pretend that legalizing certain behaviors, and therefore legitimizing and therefore encouraging certain behaviors somehow saves the participants from the harmful effects of their actions? Just why is that? Frequent tests won't save prostitutes from the getting std's. Legitimizing prostitution won't ameliorate the damage they do to themselves. Why encourage this behavior?

    Of course people will continue to break the law. That doesn't mean the law shouldn't exist in the first place. There was a time in our history when women who weren't married had very few options to support themselves. One was prostitution. It was a dead end lifestyle then, it is now, and legalizing it won't change that.
    Everything you mention is just as much of a risk for sluts as it is for hookers. Are you going to ban sleeping around? Why do you insist on "protecting" people from their own choices?
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