Thursday, March 20, 2008

xPost - More Prostitution?

We were listening to the radio this morning and they were talking about the legal and moral implications of the Elliot Spitzer issue in New York. You know the one, where the Governor of New York resigned his post because he’d been caught getting it on with a prostitute.

The talk show host floated the idea of making prostitution legal. Why? As one caller pointed out, you can sell eggs from your ovaries, men can sell sperm, you can sell blood, you can sell kidneys, you can sell liver, and on it goes… So what’s the difference if a woman (or man) chooses to tell their sex?

On the other hand, prostitution is illegal in most states because of moral qualms. But should morality play into the law? For example, there are plenty of folks who die from the legal use of alcohol. Isn’t there a bit of immorality in that? How many people die each year from having paid sex? Hmmm… Anybody have statistics on that?

My daughter called in and expressed a college student’s view. Did you know that kids pay for sex from their peers? In school? They call it, giving a ‘Love Lesson’ where one kid wants to date another kid, but they can’t, or the other kid isn’t interested. So they offer to compensate the other kid for their ‘time.’ Now that kinda sounds like prostitution to me.

So, not taking a stand on either side of the fence, I’d like to know what you think about this. Should the Governor of New York have resigned especially since he only stepped down because he got caught? Whatcha think?

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Anonymous Emma Petersen said...

I personally think he should have told them to mind their own business. If his wife didn't mind I don't think anyone else has a right to say anything. Seriously, the only difference between what he did and what Kennedy did is that one of them was smart enough not to get caught.

March 20, 2008 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger TJ Michaels said...

Amen, Em! Now considering he did something illegal, I say let the law deal with him. Being governor is a job just like every other job. I'm sorry, but I don't put any politician on a pedestal and expect them to behave 'better than everyone else.'

March 21, 2008 at 4:52 PM  
Blogger Virginia said...

When they become a politician thats when then try to dig up some kind of dirt on them weather its the governor or the president. They will look in every cubby hole to find something. They all do something but just don't get caught. People need to mind their own business.

March 21, 2008 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Pamk said...

I agree he shouldn't have to resign. just saying he'd had to take some time off work if I'd been his wife. He needed a beating lol. Does he have kids? If so they press needs to step off and leave his family alone.

March 22, 2008 at 7:44 PM  
Blogger blackroze37 said...

personally i think if they legalize alot of stuff that is illegal , there would be less use of it all. the exciment is gone.
sneaking aournd doing someting that you not suppose to, well if it is legal, whoopy, every one can do it, so snekaing aintno fun anymore

March 23, 2008 at 5:41 PM  

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