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Thursday, May 26, 2005

 

The worlds oldest profession

Why is Prostitution illegal?

That is probably the easiest part of this weeks question. Sex for sale is illegal simply because the founders of the colonies that became America a few centuries ago were religious extremists. While for the most part they were mildly so for their day, and ours and were certainly not of the radical variety like Al-Queda, Hamas, or the IRA, they still had an unwarranted killing or two on their dossiers. They believed not in freedom of religions, but freedom of their religion. Part and parcel of this was that law and church doctrine should mirror each other. This was unfortunately the only way they could see to protect their religion. But extremists they were none the less. The Bible is not very approving of scarlet women so neither were their laws. We're stuck with the legacy of this today.

Should it (prostitution) be legal?

Yes. It should be, in accordance either with the labor or consent laws of each state which ever sets the higher age, or perhaps just a federally ordained eighteen years of age. Beyond that and strict regulations requiring frequent STD testing for industry workers, and the trade being taxed at no higher a rate than any other service industry, leave it alone. I do think however that unlike our German friends we should allow people to not take jobs in this field of dubious virtue and negotiable affections and retain their unemployment benefits. Somepeople are simply unfit for the profession just as some are unfit to be police officers.



Comments:
Your first link is broken. I'd be interested to see where it was supposed to point.

Also, could you provide some evidence for your claim that the Founders were only trying to protect their religion? As I recall the 1st Amendment does not contain the word Christianity or anything like it.
 
I said the people who started the _colonies_. This is distinctly different from the people who started the _nation_. However, if you look at a lot of the laws on the books in the older states many of them date from the colonial period.
 
But...those laws (if they still exist) are not enforced. If they were they would (hopefully) be struck down as unconstitutional given the 1st amendment.

I guess I just don't quite see how the religious extremism of the early colonists (or lack thereof) has all that much to do with why prostitution is illegal.
 
The "blue laws" do exist in a lot of places still. Some towns still don't allow stores to open sundays and such but they are still there.
 
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Have a GREAT day, and set a few new goals while you’re at it!

You can find more "tidbits" on goal setting at Reachable Goals.

PS. If this was helpful to you and you think someone else might be able to use it please pass it on. You never know, you could change someones life with this simple information!
 
Thanks for a good read on your blog.

I’m leaving a little “teaser” for you here to start you thinking about something you may have disregarded for awhile.

Perhaps it will make a difference in your day, month or year. Who knows, it could change your life!

I hope this is of great benefit to you, and maybe you can pass it on…

How to Begin to Achieve Your Goals

Once you have set your lifetime goals, the best thing that you can do is set a 25 year plan of smaller goals that you should complete if you are to reach your lifetime plan.
From there you can just shorten your overall goal spans for example, you set a 5 year plan, 1 year plan, 6 month plan, and 1 month plan of progressively smaller goals that you should reach to achieve your lifetime goals.

Each of these should be based on the previous plan. It is the best way to begin to achieve a lifetime that is filled with and results in a life without any failed wishes. It results in a life without regret.

You see, by starting out slowly, you are giving yourself the chance to realize and work on achieving the goals that you set out to.

Nobody ever succeeds at attaining a goal that was forced through. Those that tried never really got what they were hoping for. In rushing through and trying to achieve your goals quickly you will likely miss a few key aspects that can really change your outcome.

Think of it this way; if you were to run a 10K marathon and decided to take a cab for half of the journey; have you really achieved that goal? Would you be satisfied when you crossed the finish line?

It would be a hollow victory that could only provide a moments happiness.

Finally set a daily to do list of the things that you should do today to work towards your lifetime goals.

At an early stage these goals may be to read books and gather information on the achievement of your goals. This will help you to improve the quality and realism of your goal setting and in effect; make it easier to achieve them.

You also have to review your plans, and make sure that they fit the way in which you want to live your life.

Once you have decided what your first set of plans will be, keep the process going by reviewing and updating your to-do list on a daily basis.

You have to periodically review the longer term plans, and change them to reflect your changing priorities and experiences in your life.

Have a GREAT day, and set a few new goals while you’re at it!

You can find more "tidbits" on goal setting at Reachable Goals.

PS. If this was helpful to you and you think someone else might be able to use it please pass it on. You never know, you could change someones life with this simple information!
 
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