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Of course, prostitution is not called the “World’s Oldest Profession” for nothing: it has been around since the beginning of human beings. And if anyone in our country actually wants to be with prostitutes they are not difficult to find, whether it be in an upscale or lower economic area, or anywhere else in between. And, when it comes down to it, why should a consenting adult not be able to offer or accept services like this? I agree that this would offend many people’s sense of morality. But to Libertarians it is a matter of personal Liberty, as long as no one wrongfully inflicts him or herself upon anyone else. And, when it comes down to it, isn’t it more of a moral result for those involved not to be harmed nearly as much by violence and disease? And by being criminally prosecuted – particularly since it is almost always the prostitutes who are prosecuted instead of their customers? So I present this idea to you for your consideration, because it really did work in Costa Rica – which was at that time a totally Catholic country.
Question for the week (which I received from my correspondence with an inmate in a Texas prison): What do you call a horse being ridden by a ghost? Answer: A Night Mare .
Judge Jim Gray (Ret.) Superior Court of Orange County, California 2012 Libertarian Candidate for Vice President