johonmilla (D-NC) proposes Prostitution Legalization Act
Bill passes @Johonmilla @CollinMatthew
Nay, as the federal government has no authority to enact Section 2-6
Perhaps try it as a state bill.
The government does have the ability to regulate businesses, create health codes, and tax. The only part they can't do relates to state taxes but I must note that my bill means federal not state taxes.
Well of course the federal government has the ability. Anyone with guns and thugs has the ability. That's a completely separate band unrelated topic to whether or not anyone has the authority to do so.
If you want authority the Commerce clause gives Congress the ability to regulate business and thus create things like health codes. Article I section 8 gives congress the authority to tax.
No, it clearly does not. The interstate commerce clause just prohibits states from imposing tariffs and regulations against each other.
"To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes". Those are the exact words.
Liberty, agree or not, the Commerce clause is interpreted much more broadly nowadays. I think this would likely be considered constitutional by the Supreme Court.
Exactly John, that has nothing whatsoever to do with what you brought up earlier.
Girl, it's true that activist judges have "interpreted" things that are not there in pursuit of their political agendas. It doesn't, however, alter the reality of the original text.
Exactly. The federal government ruling that the federal government should have more power? How shocking!
Regulation is a federal government power given the by the constitution. States simply do not have this power. Regardless of your belief of regulation being good or bad, or activism vs originalism, business regulation is a constitutional power for the federal government and enhanced by the courts. Therefore sections 2-6 are possible by the federal government.
Exactly, Ghost. It's hardly surprising that a government's employees would rule that said government can have more power than it was authorized to have. Quite a clear conflict of interest.
John, it is not an authorized power given to the federal government as described above. That someone "interpreted" additional powers into being that don't actually exist doesn't legitimize it in actuality. To say that it does would be a combination of the fallacy of tradition and non-sequitur.
Fallacy of tradition and non-sequitur.
Yea, if you believe in freedom, you believe in legalizing prostitution. It's a victimless crime, and "morality" is not a valid reason to outlaw something.
Is it not also the case that operating without a "license" from a third party or "registering to a licensed workplace" (whatever that's supposed to mean) as criminalized by this bill would them be victimless crimes as well?
Yea. This will improve the lives of prostitutes. Similar to ending the War on Drugs and using the Swiss model.
Nay, we must protect the last bit of morality the US has. Expecting a veto from the president!
This is a horrible bill, we have to draw the line at some point. I expect a veto
Nay. We must preserve the moral dignity of our nation lest we descend into a pack of bestial animals, concerned only with the basest of pleasures.
Actually you could structure it in a way to empower most women. You could regulate the industry, ensure health and safety. It works well in the Netherlands. Also a great area of tax revenue.
Nay, we should not institutionalize the oppression of women. We shouldn't normalize the brothel or legitimize the pimps. We need to recognize that prostitution is about the savage desire of perverted men to control innocent women and young girls. We need to recognize that no woman wants to be a prostitute, but is rather forced into that agonizing line of work due to economic coercion. We need to recognize that prostitution destroys families and it often destroys lives as women are raped, battered, and even killed.
Finally, we must recognize that, based on the examples we see in other countries, none of these conditions get better under a legalized system of prostitution. We must not institutionalize the suffering of women. Nay! Nay! Nay!
I'd never think that feminist principles could actually be used to benefit society!
I ask the president to veto
I never thought I would agree with FloridaPopulist, but I do today
Believe me, I'm more surprised I agree with him
I third that motion.
We probably agree more then you think
Nay nay nay. This bill is a disgrace to vc
Yea, of course.
It's a start, yea.
Nay, why do we need so many restrictions? Just let people do what they want.
Lol, wut? Let people get STDs if they want?
They know what's going to happen if they get a prostitute. If someone wants to make money from sex then the government shouldn't stop that.
Wouldn't it make sense to vote yea on this as at least a step in the right direction?
I voted yea but I think some clarification might be useful with regards to how workplaces are licensed. Is the requirements just that they don't hire any prostitutes with STDs, per sec. 4-5?
Prostitution Legalization Act
I. Prostitution is hereby legalized nationwide
II. Places of prostitution can only operate if licensed
III. All prostitutes must be registered to a licensed workplace
IV. All prostitutes must pass a sexual health test, free from STDs
V. Failure to have STD free prostitutes will end the license of the center
VI. Prostitution will be taxed the same way as any entertainment