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Old 02-20-2009, 08:02 AM
 
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I don't believe we must legalize drugs and prostitution simply to accomodate this new culture moving in.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:32 AM
 
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But wouldn't there still be a market for non regulated prostitutes? Cheaper, perhaps? And those that are smuggled into the country working off 'debt' will still be nothing but pure profit for their 'handlers'.

I do see both sides of the prostitution debate, and I have a hard time deciding which is the lesser of two evils -legalizing it or not.

Of course. Much the same as knock-off Gucci bags and fake Rolex. The benefit of legalizing it is that US will collect taxes (non payers are tax evaders). Clients now have a choice legal/regulated/licensed versus cheap/risky/"who knows what you get" prostitute. The latter will still be around no doubt but in much less numbers. Much like US citizens who are tax evaders, liars, scammers and cheaters.
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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I don't believe we must legalize drugs and prostitution simply to accomodate this new culture moving in.
I don't think it is any more accommodating to this new culture than it is to collect much needed tax base and to make it safer for the consumers who are US citizens. Why do we continue to deny or afraid to admit that WE "collectively" are the cause of illegal immigration by way of illegal drug use and unwillingness to enforce border control.
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