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If prostitution were legal, the attacker could claim it was a business transaction and file charges with the policy for fraud against the rape victim claiming she didn't provide the service. As I said: Libertarians live in an echo-chamber of their own philosophical construct. We need policies for the real world.
More people have been killed by drunk drivers than by tainted booze, thus, drunk driving is illegal.
Using drugs destroys the users ability to earn an honest living, thus they resort to crime. Addiction and hallucination are contrary to the Libertarian pre-requisite of a rational self-sufficient individual acting in their own interests.
When a woman is raped, how would prove it? Libertarians live in a fantasy world of theory. I propose policy be based on the real world.
The point of this article is that prostitution is involuntary.
Libertarians would ' solve ' the problem of child pornography by legalizing child porn. Alcohol sales are strictly regulated. Public drunkeness is illegal.
Yet there are criminals. Denying that is the flaw of the Libertarian construct.
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Untapping the Wells of American Prosperity

John C6 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 11:16 AM
1. We import crude oil and export refined products, such as gasoline. This creates jobs for Americans and doesn't impact domestic consumption. 2. We export oil to other countries, such as Alaskan oil to Japan, and then import, for example, from Venezuela to the Gulf States. If you look at a map or a globe, you'll see this reduces the distances for transport and thus increases the efficiency of the production systems and actually reduces costs and the ecological footprint.
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Five Obvious Lessons From Ferguson, MO

John C6 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 10:48 AM
Gentle Readers, Dear Mr. Brown, OJ Simpson was framed. During that trial, Det. Fuhrman was specifically asked if he had planted evidence, and he took the 5th Amendment. Fuhrman did plant evidence. He was convicted of perjury. Simpson may well have committed the murders, but he was framed for the crime. Sincerely, John Lepant Brighton CO
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Are We on the Verge of a Market Crash?

John C6 Wrote: Aug 22, 2014 10:14 AM
Gentle Readers, Dear Mr. Vardy, The stock market historically has been counter-cyclical to the labor market. Short term, if wages fell, stocks rose on the expectation that lower labor costs would increase profits for firms. This worked as long term wages would increase enough to allow wage-earners to purchase goods offered by those firms. We've had a multi-year stock market rally based on lower wages. The problem is that this is unsustainable long term as eventually wage earners won't be able to be consumers. Unless workers get increased compensation a correction in the stock market will occur, eventually. Sincerely, John Lepant Brighton CO
On the contrary: All legalization would do is legalize rape. If three men drag a woman into an alley and rape her, it's a crime. Legalize prostitution, and they would simply drop a $20 bill on the ground and call it a ' business transaction '. Libertarians need to get out of their philosophical echo-chambers and start dealing with reality.
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