Robert Kraft

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What's the world coming to when a guy can't get a happy ending? Seriously though, isn't it about time as a society that we legalize prostitution?? I can't think of any reasonable person that would argue that it will ever be stopped by any laws. And the whole human trafficking thing is all about the oldest profession. Time to stop human trafficking by legalizing and issuing work visas.

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As Libertarians would say, every consensual crime should be legalized. But the party most opposed to regulations, the Republicans, would quite strongly oppose legalizing prostitution, since it would not be the moral, Christian thing to do.
 
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As Libertarians would say, every consensual crime should be legalized. But the party most opposed to regulations, the Republicans, would quite strongly oppose legalizing prostitution, since it would not be the moral, Christian thing to do.
One of our conservative brothers posted a lengthy quote from Atlas Shrugged on here the other day, made me think of this type thing immediately.
 
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Seriously though, isn't it about time as a society that we legalize prostitution?? I can't think of any reasonable person that would argue that it will ever be stopped by any laws. And the whole human trafficking thing is all about the oldest profession. Time to stop human trafficking by legalizing and issuing work visas.
I would argue that anytime you do something for money that you don't really want to do is a form of prostitution. Pornography sure is.

Honestly, i think regulation of the industry and normal sales tax would be a better thing than what we have now. I think it could 'help' the human traffic industry, however it will not completely stop it. And I am sure there is a good fraction of population who would like to do it as profession and probably would make good money.
 

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Seriously though, isn't it about time as a society that we legalize prostitution?? I can't think of any reasonable person that would argue that it will ever be stopped by any laws. And the whole human trafficking thing is all about the oldest profession. Time to stop human trafficking by legalizing and issuing work visas.
I would argue that anytime you do something for money that you don't really want to do is a form of prostitution. Pornography sure is.

Honestly, i think regulation of the industry and normal sales tax would be a better thing than what we have now. I think it could 'help' the human traffic industry, however it will not completely stop it. And I am sure there is a good fraction of population who would like to do it as profession and probably would make good money.
Case in point about legality, Colorado legalized marijuana, but there is still an underground illegal black market. You can legalize things all you want, but there will always be somebody wanting the illegal "next step up" from the legal.

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Case in point about legality, Colorado legalized marijuana, but there is still an underground illegal black market. You can legalize things all you want, but there will always be somebody wanting the illegal "next step up" from the legal.

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Not sure I understand your point. Last time I was in CO, I walked into a dispensary, bought a couple of nice pre-rolled joints, no muss no fuss. I really enjoyed the experience of not being worried about getting busted for my little vice. I saw no need to hit anyone up in a bar for smoke. Maybe your point is regarding legal age for sex workers?? If so, I'm sure that will always be an issue, but I'm guessing Mr. Kraft here was not really interested in 15 year old's, at least I hope for his sake.
 
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I would argue that anytime you do something for money that you don't really want to do is a form of prostitution. Pornography sure is.

Honestly, i think regulation of the industry and normal sales tax would be a better thing than what we have now. I think it could 'help' the human traffic industry, however it will not completely stop it. And I am sure there is a good fraction of population who would like to do it as profession and probably would make good money.
I thought they just called that a job. Who knew I"ve been a prostitute all this time. :):)
 

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the Republicans, would quite strongly oppose legalizing prostitution
Pretty sure prostitution is just as illegal in the bluest of blue states as it is the reddest of red states. How do you explain that if only Republicans quite strongly oppose it?

I think it was Reagan who said politics is the worlds second oldest profession, and it has a lot in common with the first.......or something like that.
 

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See the difference. Clinton just took the women whether they wanted it or not. The capitalist was at least willing to compensate the professional for her services.
 

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Case in point about legality, Colorado legalized marijuana, but there is still an underground illegal black market. You can legalize things all you want, but there will always be somebody wanting the illegal "next step up" from the legal.

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Not sure I understand your point. Last time I was in CO, I walked into a dispensary, bought a couple of nice pre-rolled joints, no muss no fuss. I really enjoyed the experience of not being worried about getting busted for my little vice. I saw no need to hit anyone up in a bar for smoke. Maybe your point is regarding legal age for sex workers?? If so, I'm sure that will always be an issue, but I'm guessing Mr. Kraft here was not really interested in 15 year old's, at least I hope for his sake.
My point is that even if you legalize something doesn't mean there won't be an illegal version of that activity continuing. I have friends that live in CO and there is a black market for all kinds of not legal strains or percentages (?).

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My point is that even if you legalize something doesn't mean there won't be an illegal version of that activity continuing. I have friends that live in CO and there is a black market for all kinds of not legal strains or percentages (?).

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You have to be a serious stoner if you can't find what you want at one of those dispensaries. I was completely overwhelmed at the variety when I walked through the door.
 

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My point is that even if you legalize something doesn't mean there won't be an illegal version of that activity continuing. I have friends that live in CO and there is a black market for all kinds of not legal strains or percentages (?).

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And I'm sure that for a few years after alcohol prohibition was repealed that a lot of people were happier getting their illegal moonshine than they were going to a liquor store. Even today, I'm sure there is a tiny bit of illegal alcohol sold, but it is nothing compared to the legal sale. Legal marijuana is in its infancy. Check back in a decade or two and see how abundant that black market stays. I suspect that the majority of users are just like @teachum, and will eventually want little to do with an illegal version of something that is easy to obtain legally.
 

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As Libertarians would say, every consensual crime should be legalized. But the party most opposed to regulations, the Republicans, would quite strongly oppose legalizing prostitution, since it would not be the moral, Christian thing to do.
Prostitution is far from consensual much of the time. We all have seen the stories of exploited young girls that is too common in that industry. The question is does legalizing it help reduce that exploitation or just broaden the problem?