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Thread: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Would you oppose prostitution based on it being taxed?
    A consumption tax? Not on those grounds, but certainly to oppose the income tax, yes.

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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    It's not your body to sell when your pimp owns you.

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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    A person owns there body, it is their innate property. Prostitution should be legal, taxed, and unionized.
    That would probably be one of the least effective strikes ever.

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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    America stands for freedom. So why not?

    off// I'd rather worry about seat belts. If the government thinks you can kill somebody else with your own body flying over in a car accident, that's OK to have such a law. Otherwise I don't see why seat belts have to be mandatory.
    Actually someone brought up a point to me that changed my stance on this topic. With the seat belt on then the driver stays in the seat if the car goes out of control and give the driver a better chance of regaining some semblance of control to minimize damage and causalities. Maybe we should start a thread on this; I've not see one yet.

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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    If "pro" is the opposite of "con," then isn't "prostitution" the opposite of "constitution"? And therefore unconstitutional?
    GROAN! As a punmeister, I am shamed to admit that I did not come up with that before now.

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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I would oppose prostitution just on that alone.

    Unions need to stop existing.
    I'd rather a guild than a union.

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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    Responding to the thread in general, I don't think there is anything in the constitution that would make laws re:prostitution unconstitutional. As pointed out, if so then one could extend that to any kind of drug regulation being unconstitutional.

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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    Quote Originally Posted by maquiscat View Post
    I'd rather a guild than a union.
    The human trafficking rings might be considered a guild.....

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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    Quote Originally Posted by TDZ View Post
    It's the oldest profession in the world they say, prostitution. In some countries it totally legal. In other countries (mostly western and especially the United States except for Reno) it is illegal.

    The question is, under the United States Constitution, including all of the Amendments is it Constitutional or Unconstitutional for one to lease/rent their body out for the sexual pleasure of another?

    Since this is stupid post day, why not.
    I would say that prostitution is not unconstitutional. But at the same time there is no right to prostitution. Although the courts have ruled that as long as you video tape it and sell those tapes then it is a form of free speech.
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    Re: Prostitution: Constitutional or Unconstitutional? You Decide

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    America stands for freedom. So why not?

    off// I'd rather worry about seat belts. If the government thinks you can kill somebody else with your own body flying over in a car accident, that's OK to have such a law. Otherwise I don't see why seat belts have to be mandatory.
    off// The answer to this and other questions is simple: Insurance companies want lower claims. The insurance industry in large part determines vehicle safety standards. We have helmet laws, because brain injuries are expensive, in states where there is no closed-toe shoe requirement. Even though foot/leg injuries are FAR more common in M/C accidents. Because the costs of leg injury claims don't justify the expenses involved in getting laws enacted. Lobbying , PR, etc..//

    To the topic: Worlds oldest profession, should be grandfathered in by default as it predates every single civilization.

    All laws based on the premise that someone doesn't like what someone else is doing should be banned outright. Period.

    The whole "It could maybe, possibly, have a direct impact on me, so the risk is just too great" argument is pure tripe.

    If the risk isn't real and demonstrable then liability should be placed on the responsible parties where applicable instead of banning some activity because its simply easier to do so.

    Funny how some people REALLY need other people to live in a way that doesn't offend some set of morals or other. To the point where they lobby and fight constantly against SSM, sex education, or drugs, justified by what COULD happen as a result of some individuals actions.

    And then fight adamantly against requiring businesses drilling for oil to be DAMN SURE they don't f*** up the whole Gulf of Mexico. (For instance)

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