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Should Prositution be legalized?

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Should we legalize prositution?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

    8 vote(s)
    18.2%
  1. drippinhun

    drippinhun Well-Known Member

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    Abusers don't inflict harm because they are sexually frustrated, unless they are in denial about their own homosexual feelings.
     
  2. mustardayonnaise

    mustardayonnaise Well-Known Member

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    legalise

    Prostitution should not be illegal. Prohibition doesn't work. Why is someting ok when done free of charge, but as soon as money is involved it becomes a crime? Who is anyone to tell a person what they can do with their own body?
    Besides, with America being the ultimate free market and rewarding enterprise, I would have thought prostitution would be encouraged with tax breaks. Bush supports small businesses, after all...;)
     
  3. Poolee

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    I'm torn on this one so I didn't vote... yet. On the one hand the Capitalist in me says sure. If this is what these women are good at then why can't they use their skills to earn a living? Other people sell regular merchandise, they sell their bodies. Sure they would have to get a license.

    On the other hand I believe prostitution is immoral. Whether it's legal or not should vary state by state if it should become legal. If you have a problem with the morality of it then move to a state where it's illegal...

    Whoa. I just solved my own problem. I vote yes.
     
  4. Abraxis Axis

    Abraxis Axis Well-Known Member

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    the most important thing you said

    "prohibition dosent work"
     
  5. invest07

    invest07 Well-Known Member

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    I'm not a supporter of prostituion. I wish it would just disappear. But that is not going to happen.

    It should be legalized, regulated and taxed.

    A fair amount of scarse law enforcement assets are tied up in busitng prostys and there is also a load on the court system. It would also take this activity out of the shadows from crime into the sunlight.

    Reluctantly, I say legalize prostitution.
     
  6. Force-of-the-Truth

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    Decriminalization

    I can't really vote yes or no because, although I favor decriminalizing being a prostitute or a client, I support nailing panderers to the wall (figuratively).
     
  7. rmbarron

    rmbarron Active Member

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    Frankly I'd rather support nailing the prostitutes. If only they were legal and clean.
     
  8. r0beph

    r0beph Well-Known Member

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    Prostitution if legal should be highly controlled, until they cure hiv, hpv, and other yuckies.
     
  9. Castle

    Castle Well-Known Member

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    When looking at it strictly from a moral perspective it gives one pause. From a business perspective it makes perfect sense. Considering some of the ridiculous reasons I heard for getting married from both men and women, I'd almost have to advise many of them to get a room and a pro. So....I would lean towards legalization.

    -Castle
     
  10. r0beph

    r0beph Well-Known Member

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    Morality shouldn't be even considered when it comes to prostitution directly. I mean this is that the sale of sex isn't really a true moral issue, that's just high and mighty douchebaggery and self-elating biblery. What is a moral issue is the insurance that A) Women are not being forced into, mistreated, abused, or otherwise treated in a manner than no one would consider okay to treat someone who is not of that profession, B) the disease transmission rate. Strict rules would have to be discussed to ensure that diseases are not transmitted to clients and vice versa. Currently illegal prostitution has a VERY HIGH RATE of disease transmission, and if this is a moral talk point, it'd be the moral thing to do to bring forth gov't regulation of the industry, if not just to stifle this.

    Legalizing doesn't mean anything to most people. The clients who go to the high dollar escorts now, will go to them then, the rates ;ikely will not increase nor decrease. You will still find a large number of illegal prostitutes who refuse to follow regulation, due to previous disease diagnosis or for whatever reason. A 5$ blow job will remain a thing of the streets and will not be found in the realm of legal prostitution. The slippery slope argument I feel is moot. If drugs were legal, I'd still not use them, that's just my choice. If prostitution was legal, you'd not get an influx of prostitutes from outside the sex industry. Sure strippers would likely move into the more profitable sector, but then I'm sure a large majority skirt the current laws anyhow with legal loop holes on what constitutes prostitution, and while not directly having sex for money, money would be a path to sex with them even without legalized prostitution, again this would be easier to check and would have safeguards for both the client and provider. I think it's in the best interest to legalize it from a medical standpoint. Morally I find nothing wrong with it, in fact I find it somewhat, the moral thing to do. Personally I'd never pay for sex.
     
  11. dahermit

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    economic connecton?

    When I was stationed in San Antonio in 1963, Laredo Mexico was about 60 miles away. Many soldiers and airmen would venture to Laredo for the services of Mexican prostitutes (I never did). Being curious, I asked how much was the typical price for the services of a prostitute. I was told 3-4 American dollars. When I questioned why they were so inexpensive, I was told that the extreme poverty in Mexico kept the price low...it was the desperation of pitifully poor people.

    There in lies a possible solution. Poverty seems to be a world wide factor in the business of prostitution. Cure the poverty, drastically reduce the root cause of the trade. Notice I did not say: Eliminate it.
     
  12. Burning Giraffe

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    Its not a codeword, it is a bright red flag! The government should legalize it and hold it to the sex laws that are already on the books.
     
  13. Rockin Mark

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    yes ...........

    .it will clean it up ..............the ladies will have their med records on the wall
     
  14. ChairmanMeow

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    Prostitution should be legal and well regulated and much, much! Much more professional!
     
  15. Hard Driver

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    Not all bad

    Not all regulation is bad. How do you think we keep factories from dumping pollution in rivers, we regulate it. How do we keep cars getting better gas milage, we regulate it. How do we keep pharacutical drugs safe, we regulate them.

    Sure, BS red tape is extravagent and there is much regulation that is bad. But in and of itself, regulation is not evil.
     
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