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Old 02-19-2012, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Palo Alto
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Oh, to answer the question, my quick answer is "no" and because it's exploitive.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Oh, to answer the question, my quick answer is "no" and because it's exploitive.
Why is it exploiting someone, when they are a grown adult able to make up their own mind?

I wouldn't want to spend hours a day toiling away at a hard physical job, but that isn't "exploiting" my body? I would be choosing to do it, right?

The issue revolves around sex, and do you view it as something sacred or not, in general at least.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Old Bellevue, WA
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Oh, to answer the question, my quick answer is "no" and because it's exploitive.
Many things are exploitive. Valentine's day is exploitive. How many overpriced teddy bears, chocolates, and flowers do the women of America need. How much money wasted? Do you want that banned too?
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:52 PM
 
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Oh, to answer the question, my quick answer is "no" and because it's exploitive.
It's only exploitive of those that choose to engage in it. Legislate as you may you can't save people from themselves. If a person chooses to rent out their body for financial gain it's their choice. They will do it whether or not their actions are legal.

Legalizing prostitution removes predatory pimps from the equation and inserts at least some degree of medical oversight into the equation.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Earth
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So grumpy old rich guys are heroes and your best friend when they support the right cause, but Public Enemy Number 1 otherwise. Love it.
Tell me how many conservatives love George Soros?
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Oh, to answer the question, my quick answer is "no" and because it's exploitive.
The fast food industry is a lot more exploitative considering the pay and working conditions there being worse than the sex industry, should we ban that too?
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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Traditionalist Catholics have generally approved of legalized or decriminalized prostitution because it keeps "good, chaste" women pure and provides a sexual outlet to men whose desires cannot be contained within marriage. The thought being that if prostitution is illegal, adultery will spread. A society that does not condone "bad" women will soon have very few "good" women. (Alexis de Tocqueville, in DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA, did not decry the prevalence of prostitutes in the large eastern cities of his time because he said that prostitution is not a danger to the family the way that female adultery is.)

I can see their point even though I am not a traditionalist Catholic and do not know if Santorum shares the same view on this as other traditionalist Catholics.
Where did you get that from---not from any Catholic I know. Traditionalist Catholics would be against any sexual sins. Only when one is married is sex not a sin. Sex with ones spouse is the only sex that is not a sin. Go to www.catholic.com and Catholic answers if you doubt me.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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Oh, to answer the question, my quick answer is "no" and because it's exploitive.
So is Church, religion and Christianity..
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:50 PM
 
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The fast food industry is a lot more exploitative considering the pay and working conditions there being worse than the sex industry, should we ban that too?
Yes. I'm ready to crack down on illegals anytime you are.
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Old 02-19-2012, 08:51 PM
 
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So is Church, religion and Christianity..
Don't go to church. Religion is optional.
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