BenSwann.com: Prohibition And ProstitutionSubmitted by emalvini on Sun, 09/22/2013 - 17:23
Posted by Kristin Tate | September 22, 2013
The principle of sex for money is horrifying to many. But why should something that is completely consensual, and done in private, be banned? However vile prostitutes’ activities may be, their actions are not directly affecting anyone who chooses not to be involved (except maybe the hotel maid the following morning). But as usual, Washington bureaucrats feel the need to get in people’s private business by banning consensual sex for money.
Why does it matter what people do in private if others are not affected?
Prohibition never works. For instance, alcohol consumption increased sharply during Prohibition in the 1920s. Other effects of this ban: alcohol became more dangerous to consume, crime increased, and prisons became very overcrowded. When something is banned, its use rarely decreases significantly, and a black market is always created.
Prohibition didn’t work with alcohol, and it doesn’t work with prostitution.