Originally Posted by GiantRutgersFan
why do you guys have such long and drawn out arguments in favor of making it legal?
cant get the ladies without paying?
and 2... I'm a Computer Science and Pre-Law Double major. I enjoy ethical debates.
3rdly, Your point was:
1) It's unethical.
A: No it's not, Just As I'm sure you watched Porn, thats a legalized version of Prostitution. No? A girl, got paid, to have sex. Prostitution.
2) What about my sister.
A: Yes I would be upset about my sister doing this. However, I would feel much safer (As nothing I could do or say would really stop her if she did indeed choose this lifestyle) in a controlled environment, than walking the streets. If she's going to have this kind of occupation, it's depressing, but I'd rather her be in the safest place working as possible.
3) Consequences of Legalization?
A: Much less than left illegal and un-regulated. STD's, Drugs, Violence(Pimps) all play risks. If in a safe regulated environment, less chances. Un-regulated Prostitution probably would result in a lot more unwanted pregnancies as well. Not to mention ailments due to conditions. How many shows have you seen that prostitutes wear next to nothing all night on the cold streets. In a set environment, that risk is next to none.
4) No luck with the ladies?
A: Again, I'm engaged. But that wasn't my point on it. You said it was unethical. I stated that it's really not, but I thought though legalized would clean it up and on top of that, it would bring in an astounding Tax market.
Therefore meaning. With the abundance Prostitution would rake in for taxes, Federal and State taxes could possibly be lowered. Meaning, thats less I have to pay in april, for them to legalize and control something that they look the other way at anyways.
5) Why the long drawn out conversation?
A: Again, I like debating ethics. If this were any other conversation, say Marijuana legalization, Cocaine, or anything of any nature. I would put my opinion in.
I'm not praying that it's legalized so I can go to Betty's Whorehouse, I'm just saying, It's a problem, that would be much better run if the State/Federal government had a hand in making it safer, and it could provide tax breaks (Hopefully for the middle class this time, along with small businesses), and could eventually lead to a surplus, meaning it could even be funneled into Social Security thats drying up faster than Iraqi Oil.
Frankly what it boils down to is this.
It's going to happen... Legal or not.
Either you can catch a few fish in a big sea, and have them pay fines.
OR, you can own the aquarium and have them ALL pay taxes.
Who knows, a surplus could give us Federal funded health care for everyone as well (Like the money from Iraq could've. Every person 1.33 years or older could've had Health care provided from the federal government, until they die). It's going to happen, might as well regulate and profit from it.