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View Poll Results: Do you believe in the free market?
Yes, people should be able to buy and sell sex on the free market 144 90.57%
No, I'm a conservative, but I don't believe in the free market 15 9.43%
Voters: 159. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-19-2011, 10:58 AM
 
Location: West Michigan
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If an adult wants to pay for sex with another consenting adult, and if they're that desperate (or that stupid) that they have to pay for it, then so be it! As another poster said, let God be the judge!
If it were commonplace to obtain sex by purchasing it, then what would that do to everyone's self esteem and ability to really bond with another human being? Sure we'd get our basal instincts satisfied but we'd lose the ability to feel deeply loved. If there is no part of us that is kept uniquely for a person we really care about, we'd destroy the civility that has evolved over the centuries and revert back to acting on impulses. God, I feel old saying this in today's sexually permissive society.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:08 AM
 
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What the hell are you talking about?


So the Bill of Rights doesn't exist?
The Bill of Rights does not grant you your rights in the form of legislation. The Bill of Rights, and the entire Constitution, is created to limit the power of government so they do not infringe upon your rights that exist naturally - endowed by the creator - not to have the government grant you rights.

Back to the subject, I have no problem with legalized prostitution. I think it should be zoned for particular areas and think any suspected abuses should be investigated aggressively to minimize that possibility - which would probably be easier if it was legalized.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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While a young single sailor in the Navy, I witnessed the difference between prostitutes not forced into the work and those who were. In the first case, they were women who were doing a working vacation. They'd work at a club for a time, use the cash to party, and then move on to the next city or country. The second case I didn't discover they were forced into the work until later. Made me feel sick and I never went to a prostitute ever again. The women who weren't forced were fun and carefree. If legalizing prostitutes means these types of women could work freely without fear of arrest and a great reduction in forced prostitution then yes, go for it. Even legal, it won't get rid of all forced prostitution. There are some people who get off on having complete control over another person and some freaks who get off on a type of perversion many legal prostitutes won't do or involves children. Nothing short of strong medication or death will stop these individuals. However, if legal with no fear of arrest, legal prostitutes would be more willing to share information with the police regarding illegal prostitution as long as the ones forced into prostitution are rescued and helped instead of arrested. Arrest their pimps and kidnappers.
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Old 05-19-2011, 11:42 AM
 
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If it were commonplace to obtain sex by purchasing it, then what would that do to everyone's self esteem and ability to really bond with another human being? Sure we'd get our basal instincts satisfied but we'd lose the ability to feel deeply loved. If there is no part of us that is kept uniquely for a person we really care about, we'd destroy the civility that has evolved over the centuries and revert back to acting on impulses. God, I feel old saying this in today's sexually permissive society.

Personally, nationwide legalization wouldn't do anything to my self esteem or ability to bond b/c it would make no difference in my decision not to partake in sex for pay. I don't do it b/c it's gross and possibly dangerous and I can get it for free if I choose to. Besides, other people's self esteem is their issue, not mine.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Partisanship Is An Intellectual/Emotional Handicap
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Men have always paid for sex, one way or another?


Ain't that the truth

But you know, women are all about bonding and feelings and "Love"
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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The nice thing about the late '60's was sex without hassle. The nice thing about the 2010's is sex without hassle. The not so nice thing about the world of the RWA's and Kristians is they would forbid sex completely except for procreation and then only for their people.

Yeah, men have paid for sex but the women have always paid more.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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If you believe in the free market, why shouldn't men be able to buy sex? There is obviously a demand for it, why shouldn't the free market be able to address that demand in a responsible fashion? No pimps, no unsafe sex, no trafficking, no underage, etc.

This free market system already works in NV. Why is it banned in all states but NV?

What do conservatives feel about the ban of free market sex trade?
Where its illegal NO.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:31 PM
 
Location: OCEAN BREEZES AND VIEWS SAN CLEMENTE
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Aren't Men doing this now, what's the point. Men do currently have the choice to make, theirs to make not me or you or anyone else. Their life, their headaches. And their Right.

Hey face it Sex sells, always has and always will, there wil be those Men and some Women who yes will pay for the right to have Sex, hopefully consenting adults.

The heartache and headaches will catch up sooner or later, just ask ARNOLD! Or the child he fathered.
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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As a conservative, I think it should absolutely be legalized. Just because I disapprove of it or wouldn't take part in it, that doesn't mean I don't think others shouldn't have that right.

Only legally allow it in registered brothels that are strictly regulated (and taxed.) Regulation will make it safer for everyone. It's going to happen regardless if it's legal or not, but the current system allows it to attract crime and drugs. The whole system is ridiculous anyway since it's legal to pay a woman to have sex if it's in a porno, but turn off the camera and void her contract and it's suddenly a crime.

It's like George Carlin says -- selling is legal. ****ing is legal. Why is selling ****ing illegal? Why is it illegal to sell something that's perfectly legal to give away for free?
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Old 05-19-2011, 12:53 PM
 
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Makes me wnader about the Op with all the free sex around. But I guess cheap men always want what they can't get free cheaply.
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