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I don't see why not if its government regulated.
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It already is legal?



Yes, there are legitimate brothels in the US.

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Vahvi wrote:


VZ68 wrote:

It already is legal?



Yes, there are legitimate brothels in the US.

Wikipedia - Moonlight Bunny Ranch


I know, I live near some.

I was being a smartass. :P

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VZ68 wrote:


Vahvi wrote:


VZ68 wrote:

It already is legal?


Yes, there are legitimate brothels in the US.

Wikipedia - Moonlight Bunny Ranch


I know, I live near some.

I was being a smartass. :P
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I love to trick people lol
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Murder and theft are just as old as prostitution. Some things are deemed immoral for good reasons. If they are made illegal, it's because it is a detriment to society. When asking this question you must evaluate the problems prostitution present to society (i.e. destroying the nuclear family). Some Americans still believe in this concept and that society can recover from it's horrid decline.

Until all children are given to the government to raise, prostitution will always pose problems to society. Of course, once people are government tools, they will program them to not need prostitution so... yea.
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Emtro wrote:

Murder and theft are just as old as prostitution. Some things are deemed immoral for good reasons. If they are made illegal, it's because it is a detriment to society. When asking this question you must evaluate the problems prostitution present to society (i.e. destroying the nuclear family). Some Americans still believe in this concept and that society can recover from it's horrid decline.

Until all children are given to the government to raise, prostitution will always pose problems to society. Of course, once people are government tools, they will program them to not need prostitution so... yea.


what problems? i mean in a well regulated setting.
hell, adultry was illegal at one time. then again it was perfectly moral to burn people at the stake for being witches.
id love to know how prostitution is bad for a nation.
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then again it was perfectly moral to burn people at the stake for being witches.


No, it was not moral, it was imposed by fanatics and as is natural, like prostitution, such was made illegal. Moreover, burning witches at the stake implied guilt prior to a proper trial and for cases like this it was made illegal to convict without a proper trial and the concept of innocent until proven guilty was brought about.

Granted, there are some horror stories about fanatics holding trials, but aside from the Salem witch trials (which apparently occurred due to a hallucinogen being present in their water or food, I forget which) burning at the stake primarily occurred in Europe over the time that the inquisition was going on.

Interestingly enough, the 20 "witches" executed in the Salem witch trials were put to death at the gallows (they were hung), not burned at the stake.

According to Wikipedia, an additional 5 died in jail after the Salem witch trials and before that 13 people were put to death for witch craft. No burning at the stake in the colonies but wiki differs from history.com in that it says 2 of the British born emigrants to British America were crushed to death in the Salem witch trials.

Now, all that said, today that is illegal. Just as prostitution was once legal, Americans set a higher standard for the quality of life for their citizens. If you really need to experience prostitution in the way you are so wanting, go to Spain and experience it first hand.
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Government should not be in the business of legislating morality. If two consenting adults want to engage in this type of relationship or if an adult wants to consume a drug who are we to stop them? Don't like prostitution don't hire a hooker, end of story.
Same can be said for any other issue: don't like gay marriage, don't marry somebody of the same sex. Don't like drugs, don't use them. Don't like alcohol, don't drink. Don't like polygamy, then only marry one spouse.

Last time I checked there was supposed to be a separation between church and state, time to make it happen already.
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Government should not be in the business of legislating morality. If two consenting adults want to engage in this type of relationship or if an adult wants to consume a drug who are we to stop them? Don't like prostitution don't hire a hooker, end of story.
Same can be said for any other issue: don't like gay marriage, don't marry somebody of the same sex. Don't like drugs, don't use them. Don't like alcohol, don't drink. Don't like polygamy, then only marry one spouse.

Last time I checked there was supposed to be a separation between church and state, time to make it happen already.


OMG, how many times do I have to spell this out. IT'S NOT ABOUT MORALITY.
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My only real problem with it would be (in no order other then as them come to mind)

1. Disease
2. Kidnapping/forced labor
3. Children/forced labor

Personally I do not agree with it. However that is my belief on the matter, same as I do not agree with the idea of legal organ selling. There will be people in need who may or may not have the best mental state. It seems like a cheap way to subsidize someones addictions as well. I think it could lead to problems, if a parent suffers from an addiction it's far more likely their child will group up to use illegal substances as well. It also seems like it could be a dangerous occupation.
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Emtro wrote:


" Americans set a higher standard for the quality of life for their citizens"




Referring to the banning of prostitution as setting a higher standard of living for the life of their citizens is an opinion, nothing more. Therefore, I will have to respectfully disagree and that I see that as no different as legislating morality.


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My only real problem with it would be (in no order other then as them come to mind)

1. Disease
2. Kidnapping/forced labor
3. Children/forced labor

Personally I do not agree with it. However that is my belief on the matter, same as I do not agree with the idea of legal organ selling. There will be people in need who may or may not have the best mental state. It seems like a cheap way to subsidize someones addictions as well. I think it could lead to problems, if a parent suffers from an addiction it's far more likely their child will group up to use illegal substances as well. It also seems like it could be a dangerous occupation.


1. Don't have to be a John or a hooker to get STDs. I'm sure apps like Tinder have their fair share in promoting promiscuity and this type of dangerous behavior you are referring to.

2&3) Nobody is arguing for forced labor.

I personally find prostitution disgusting, but just like the war on drugs I feel like it is a waste of government resources and another aspect of government overreach.

Sure it is a dangerous occupation, but whether or not it is legal it isn't going away. There are many, me included that see legalized prostitution as the lesser of two evils since pimps would have less control over the women involved since they would no longer be needed.
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Referring to the banning of prostitution as setting a higher standard of living for the life of their citizens is an opinion, nothing more. Therefore, I will have to respectfully disagree and that I see that as no different as legislating morality.


Want socialism, move to China or North Korea. Want prostitution, move to Spain. Want legislated political correctness, move to Canada.

Stop forcing yourself on the rest of America. It's not our fault you decided our ethical standards don't meet your deviant needs.
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kevz_210 wrote:
Referring to the banning of prostitution as setting a higher standard of living for the life of their citizens is an opinion, nothing more. Therefore, I will have to respectfully disagree and that I see that as no different as legislating morality.


Want socialism, move to China or North Korea. Want prostitution, move to Spain. Want legislated political correctness, move to Canada.

Stop forcing yourself on the rest of America. It's not our fault you decided our ethical standards don't meet your deviant needs.


weather its legal or not prostitution still happens the main difference is its much much harder to regulate it while its illegal which causes a whole assortment of problems. while if its legal it can be regulated more is safer etc.
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