The biggest problem we have in this country is with what I call "Morality Nazis". These are those people who feel that their morality is the ONLY morality. They try to force their beliefs on everyone.

Look at the laws in this country. Laws against drug use, gun ownership, abortion, gambling, same sex marriages and consentual sex acts between adults have absolutely nothing to do with public health and safety, and everything to do with someone trying to force their morality on everyone else.

Think about this for a minute. Let's take prostitution for example. You would think that prostitution is illegal because of concerns for public health, but really look at what is happening.

A women owns her body, and it is hers to do with what she decides. So circumstances dictate a woman decides to become a prostitute. Our government, the same one that people like to think of as some benevolent parent figure, immediately brands this woman a criminal. She is forced, because of laws banning prostitution, to conduct her business in dark alleyways and sleazy hotels in the worst districts in the country. Every night she puts her very life on the line just to make a few dollars.

Now, compare this with what happens in the only area where prostitution is legal in this country, parts of Nevada. There, prostitutes can work in a safe, clean environment. They get benefits from their employers. They are required to have medical checkups on a regular basis. They don't have to worry about getting killed while trying to make a living.

If the government really cared about public health and safety, prostitution would be legal all over the country, not just in Nevada.

A few years ago I spent a week in Las Vegas with my wife and son. There was practically no evidence of the prostitution trade. There were no women walking the streets at night, hassling people walking or driving by. Compare this to the trip my wife and I took to Atlantic City just a couple of years ago. In New Jersey, Prostitution is illegal. Yet, every night we were there, I was shocked to see prostitutes openly conducting business on the street right behind the casinos.

When you make something illegal, you hand that industry over to criminals. You give up any chance of being able to control the activity. This is why Prohibitions just don't work.

Here is a question for you. Why is it all right for say, Fred the mechanic to come home after a hard day at work, drop onto the sofa, flick on the tv, and pop open a beer, but it is not all right for Joe the mechanic to come home, drop onto the sofa, flick on the tv, and light up a joint? The only reason why is because the GOVERNMENT says so. The Morality Nazis have convinced the government that for Joe to light up a joint is wrong and he should be arrested for it.

Why is it a crime to do this in the privacy of your own home? Have you ever heard the term "Victimless Crime"? That is what they call crimes like drug use, prostitution, and gambling. Now I ask you, how can there be a crime committed if there is no victim? How can the government decide that a crime has been committed when the two parties involved feel that there was no crime? What gives the government the right to say that anything that happens between two consenting adults, or by one adult in the privacy of their own home, is a crime?

THINK ABOUT THIS! For a crime to have been committed, there must be a victim. The only reason there are Victimless crimes are because there are some people who just don't like that type of behavior. Because they don't like it, they don't think anyone should be doing these things, so they fought to have them made illegal. NOT BECAUSE OF PUBLIC SAFETY, BUT BECAUSE OF THEM WANTING TO FORCE THEIR MORALITY ON THE REST OF THE POPULATION! IF THERE IS NO VICTIM, THERE IS NO CRIME!

You may have seen the bumper sticker that says "If you are against abortions, don't have one". I would extend that to include: If you don't like drugs, don't do any. If you don't like guns, don't buy one. If you don't like prostitutes, don't visit one. If you don't like homosexuals, don't date one.

Everyone wants to live their life the way they want to, without being bothered by anyone else. For this to happen, you have to be willing to let OTHER people live the way THEY want, without being bothered by YOU. It's not up to you to decide what consenting adults do in private.

See, the problem is that people are just too damn nosy to stay out of other people's business. They want to FORCE their morality on everyone else. The government should not be in the business of determining what is moral and what is immoral, that is a personal decision that must be made individually.


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