hmmm, you know what? i don't care that the govenor of ny was paying for sex. i know there are other issues, like how when he was the attorney general of the state he was cracking down on just that thing, etc. and i'm not getting into the politics of it.
i want to talk about the prostitution side of it. before i start i just want to say, i don't pay for sex and am not advocating prostitution, but really, why IS it illegal? if it's legal for a woman to have an abortion if she wants to, why isn't it legal for her to sell her services if she wants to? yes, i realize many women who do this do not WANT to, it's not like they wake up and think, hmmm, i wanna be a ho. however, if it was legalized it could be regulated and controlled and you could eliminate the abusive pimps and stds etc. (yeah, like i'm so up on what goes on in a pros life). i'm just saying, i don't get why it's illegal.
same with drugs actually. and no i'm not saying everyone should go out and snort some coke or make their own meth lab etc. but alcohol and tobacco kill more people each year than drugs. yes, the violence that surrounds drugs kills people, but most of that has to deal with the fact that they're illegal. again if drugs were legal they could be taxed, regulated, etc.
it's all really just a way to impose someone else's moral values on the public.