Imagine That

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

New Zealand legalizes prostitution, and all hell doesn’t break loose.  In fact (contrary to the headline), it looks as if the country’s sex trade got a little better for the people who practice it.  Their numbers stayed about the same.

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5 Responses to “Imagine That”

  1. #1 |  Dave Krueger | 

    As a proud libertarian wacko nut job, I think laws prohibiting prostitution are nothing less than the institutional persecution of people who believe they own their own bodies. This is very much a case of government tyranny over the most personal and intimate of human activities. I have no respect for the despicable moralistic control-freaks who enact or support these laws.

    Congratulations to New Zealand. I’m glad there are countries out there that aren’t so paralyzed by religious irrationality that they can actually move civilization out of the ignorant misery of the Dark Ages into a future where sex is finally recognized as a pleasurable activity instead of something to be fearful and ashamed of..

  2. #2 |  Windypundit's Evil Twin | 

    This important thread doesn’t have nearly enough comments, so…

    Tell me, Radley, do you think Mary Ruwart would want to legalize child prostitution? How would Bob Barr’s answer to that same question make him the ideal Libertarian party presidential candidate? And who was responsible for that whole 9/11 mess anyway?

    Answer me if you dare, you orange-line-riding, beltway-encirdled, neocryptocon cosmolibertarian would-be destroyer of the Libertarian party!

  3. #3 |  tfl: The Flatiron Life » Blog Archive » Kiwis are not in Hell’s Handbasket | 

    […] Balko points out New Zealand legalizes prostitution, and all hell doesn’t break loose. In fact (contrary to the […]

  4. #4 |  jwh | 

    …..I think part of the rationalization of the law was the fact that New Zealand didn’t have access to the internet until 2005…….just kidding

  5. #5 |  Zeb | 

    I think that the lack of comments on this thread is probably because the only sensible reaction to this is, “Well, duh”.