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If I became President, prostitution would be legal in all 50 states

#1paulo_yamatoPosted 4/5/2013 9:17:54 PM
I will assume that posting wikipedia articles is OK...

Brothels have been allowed in Nevada since the middle of the 19th century. One brothel in Elko has been in business since 1902. In 1937, a law was enacted to require weekly health checks of all prostitutes. In 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an order to suppress prostitution near military bases—affecting the red-light districts of Reno and Las Vegas. When this order was lifted in 1948, Reno officials tried to shut down a brothel as a public nuisance; this action was upheld by the Nevada Supreme Court in 1949. In 1951, both Reno and Las Vegas had closed their red light districts as public nuisances, but brothels continued to exist throughout the state.

In 1971, Joe Conforte, owner of the brothel called M****** R**** near Reno, managed to convince county officials to pass an ordinance which would provide for the licensing of brothels and prostitutes, thus avoiding the threat of being closed down as a public nuisance.

Officials in Las Vegas, afraid that Conforte would use the same technique to open a brothel nearby, convinced the legislature in 1971 to pass a law prohibiting the legalization of prostitution in counties with a population above a certain threshold, tailored to apply only to Clark County.

In 1977, county officials in Nye County tried to shut down Walter Plankinton's C****** R**** as a public nuisance; brothels did not have to be licensed in that county at the time, and several others were operating. Plankinton filed suit, claiming that the 1971 state law had implicitly removed the assumption that brothels are public nuisances per se. The Nevada Supreme Court agreed with this interpretation in 1978, and so the C****** R**** was allowed to operate. In another case, brothel owners in Lincoln County protested when the county outlawed prostitution in 1978, having issued licenses for seven years. The Nevada Supreme Court ruled that the county had the right to do so.

A state law prohibiting the advertising of brothels in counties which have outlawed prostitution was enacted in 1979. It was promptly challenged on First Amendment grounds and the Nevada Supreme Court declared it to be constitutional in 1981.[6] (Princess Sea Industries, one of the parties involved in the case, was Plankinton's company that owned the C****** R****.) In July 2007 the law was overturned by a U.S. District judge as "overly broad" and advertising in Las Vegas started soon after. The district judge's decision was reversed by a 3-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in March 2010. The ACLU has appealed to the full Ninth Circuit Court.

While brothels and prostitutes are subject to federal income tax and also pay local fees, there is no state income tax in Nevada and brothels are exempt from the state entertainment tax and do not pay any other state taxes. In 2005 brothel owners lobbied to be taxed in order to increase the legitimacy of the business, but the legislature declined. Brothels pay taxes to their respective counties. Lyon County receives approximately $400,000 to $500,000 per year from these taxes.

In November 2005, Heidi Fleiss said that she would partner with brothel owner Joe Richards to turn Richards' existing C***** P**** Ranch brothel in Crystal, Nye County, Nevada into an establishment that would employ male prostitutes and cater exclusively to female customers, a first in Nevada. In 2009 however, she said that she had abandoned her plans to open such a brothel.

On December 11, 2009, the Nevada State Board of Health unanimously agreed to add urethral examinations to the guidelines, thus allowing male sex workers to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases.
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TL;DR - it's legal and acceptable in Nevada, why not try it nationwide? Like maybe 4 years or so as a trial run.
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#2telocasterPosted 4/5/2013 9:20:20 PM
-Traditional Values

-Protect the Children

-Jesus

-Merica
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#3paulo_yamato(Topic Creator)Posted 4/5/2013 9:25:27 PM
I'm a Libertarian. Those values don't apply to what I believe in because I'm all about freedom, liberty, and allowing people to make their own choices.



Kind of like allowing people to drink at bars, but a certain number of them drive home drunk. Legally above the alcohol limit; not every one of them gets into a car wreck do they?
I'd rather people not make bad choices, but I am not the moral police. While the U.S. government pretending in fact to be the moral police have stupid laws that punish rather than prevent the very act the law is supposed to be about.
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#4HuskerFan2002Posted 4/5/2013 9:30:14 PM
This will go over well.
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#5itcheynessPosted 4/5/2013 9:30:19 PM
You obviously don't know how government works if you think the president has anywhere near power to do this...
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#6B4TT3RYPosted 4/5/2013 9:30:59 PM
Who cares? You're never going to be president. Especially since you're a loonytarian.
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#7paulo_yamato(Topic Creator)Posted 4/5/2013 9:35:12 PM
itcheyness posted...
You obviously don't know how government works if you think the president has anywhere near power to do this...

And the President can suggest things to Congress as much as any constituent can petition a Senator to bring a bill up.

B4TT3RY posted...
Who cares? You're never going to be president. Especially since you're a loonytarian.

You're knocking your head against the wall if you think the Democrats or Republicans give a damn about America anymore.
It's just money to them. It's just a game, a show, an act, whatever.
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You see it's been our misfortune to have the wrong religion. The Mohammedan religion too would have been more compatible to us than Christianity. -Adolf Hitler
#8itcheynessPosted 4/5/2013 9:38:17 PM
From: paulo_yamato | #007
And the President can suggest things to Congress as much as any constituent can petition a Senator to bring a bill up.

So? Since you can't force congress to act on it you'd be wasting your breath.
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#9JIC XPosted 4/5/2013 9:39:31 PM
The problem isn't that the president would need Congress to legalize prostitution; it's that Congress lacks the power to do it.

Prostitution per se is not a federal crime. It's a state matter.
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#10B4TT3RYPosted 4/5/2013 9:41:08 PM
paulo_yamato posted...
itcheyness posted...
You obviously don't know how government works if you think the president has anywhere near power to do this...

And the President can suggest things to Congress as much as any constituent can petition a Senator to bring a bill up.

B4TT3RY posted...
Who cares? You're never going to be president. Especially since you're a loonytarian.

You're knocking your head against the wall if you think the Democrats or Republicans give a damn about America anymore.
It's just money to them. It's just a game, a show, an act, whatever.


I said no such thing. Also, just because Democrats and Republicans are stupid, doesn't mean libertarianism is any less stupid.
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