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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. gtanner79

    gtanner79 Member

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    Prostitution

    If you break it down and look at it on a basic level - it does seem strange that it's illegal for you to willingly have sex with someone with money involved. Sex isn't a "drug" - is illegal prostitution really just a long, long, holdover from a morality issue?

    Legalizing it wouldn't remove all of the criminal element, but it seems like it would remove a great deal of it. Perhaps we just don't want "whore" to be a desired, legal occupation.

    I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it - but the liberal in me is questioning why it's illegal in the first place.

    For sake of an example - take alcohol. Alcohol certainly has a small criminal element about it (underage drinking, bootlegging, etc) - but largely it's a controlled, legal enterprise. When prohibition went into effect - what happened? The criminal element surrounding liquor skyrocketed. Once prohibition was rid of, the "alcoholic environment" we know today returned. Could this also become true with legalized prostitution? Would it become a banal and ordinary party of society with only a negligible criminal element?

    Interesting question....
     
  2. 9sublime

    9sublime Well-Known Member

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    Great post tanner. It would reduce the risks too, making it a much safer occupation.
     
  3. USMC the Almighty

    USMC the Almighty Well-Known Member

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    I think this issue should be left up to the states.

    Personally, I couldn't care less about prostitution. It's arguably the only topic more boring topic than gay marriage.
     
  4. pocketfullofshells

    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    I am in favor, if it was legal, the law of supply and Demand and the Free market would lower the prices......I mean it would be safer?
     
  5. numinus

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    Great! Maybe schools could get prostitutes to give seminars to your children too, eh? Heck, why not make it part of the curriculum?
     
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    For someone who always bashes on about logic of the law and not appealing to emotion numinus I find it bizzare that you are against it on those grounds.
     
  7. numinus

    numinus Well-Known Member

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    The moral calculation that prohibits prostitution IS logical.

    When you engage a prostitute, you are, in fact, treating another human being as an OBJECT of personal pleasure.

    When a woman prostitutes herself, she is, in fact, ALIENATING her natural fecundity for financial remuneration.

    The logic is simple.
     
  8. Dr House

    Dr House Well-Known Member

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    Abso-f*cking-lutely.

    And none of that regulation bullshiit neither. None of the economy needs to be regulated, not least this.

    I've read it's actually de facto legal to a certain extent. It costs too much to prosecute, especially for high-priced escorts, so the police leaves it alone for the most part.

    -Dr House :cool:
     
  9. top gun

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    That may very well be the the funniest curve ball I've read in here! Great job! :D
     
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