MAKING ILLEGAL LEGAL: BECOMING LAX ON SOME LAWS COULD BOOST ECONOMY

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“What used to be illegal is now legal.”


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What at one point in time used to be illegal is now becoming legal. One of those things is the legalization of Marijuana in small quantities. What before could have gotten you sent to federal prison has become a lot more lax. And to add to it, there is now a market to capitalize off of the sale of Marijuana to dispensaries.

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Are there any new industries that may emerge which will open up for mass consumption which used to be illegal? And know what in particular which is still the oldest profession; prostitution. But the idea of this becoming legal in America is such a far stretch, that it’s not even worth the conversation. Now, in other countries there is a legalization, but not America. So, there goes that idea of a new industry.

why the wait

There are multiple reasons as to why the government has waited for some period of time to legalize what has been illegal. One of the reasons is that not enough time goes by where a generation sees the illegal product or service as negative. In the past years, if you had the legalizing Marijuana debate, both sides took issue.

Another reason for the wait, is what do you doo with all the people sitting in prisons for the crime. There are countless Marijuana offenders who are doing hard time in prison. Do we let them go? Because then again, the majority of them are non-violent federal offenders.

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Remember prohibition; the illegal sale and use of alcohol. It seems a world away from the past where drinking beer was a fine. Now, we have beer commercials during sporting events. Enough time has went by to make it ok for use and sale. But also because the amount of revenues collected by companies as well as government for the sale of alcoholic beverages. The same will be for a narcotic like Marijuana. A multi-billion dollar industry that in the next 25 – 30 years will be a blip on the radar of conversation.


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PROSTITUTION: THE BUSINESS OF SEX

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“Should it or shouldn’t it?”

With marijuana slowly being legalized across America by way of dispensary ownership; you have to ask another question. What else will the United States consider in the future? Well, what about prostitution? Will there ever come a time where sex will be legalized for sale? I mean, we already have the porn industry well men and women have sex on camera for pay. Why not having sex via brothel? But wait a minute don’t we have a few already?

We do have a few brothels already in the state of Nevada. But they reside deep within the desert. One of the most remote is known as the Moonlight Bunny Ranch. Not only is it remotely located in the desert, but also the most famous. Men from across the country and around the world come to visit the Bunny Ranch in Nevada. The hoops the owner had to jump through and continue to jump through is constant. But what about other regions of the country?

Will the United States meet some time in the distant future regarding men and women having the opportunity to have sex for money. Because the controversy of porn was seen as that in the beginning. As a matter of fact, porn walks this weird tight rope as it pertains to legality. But we look at it as perfectly fine in today’s society. If the conversation comes up, it will be shot down immediately. Why, what is wrong about legalizing two adults having sex with each other? One of my first guesses is the morality aspect.

We see prostitution is morally wrong, and capitalizing off of it as unethical. For the government to regulate men and women having sex for pay is considered morally wrong. But if that’s the case what about porn, strippers, and women who openly admit they sleep with men for money. Which by the way is an odd way to justify one legal and the other illegal. And for the most part I am not talking porn or stripping; but more so women sleeping with men for money. If a woman says I sleep with men and they give me money, she’s considered promiscuous. But if she says I charge men money for sex, then it’s illegal. Where is the line drawn.

When a woman says she sleeps with men for money, isn’t that prostitution? No because there has to be an agreed upon amount, and an exchange of currency form one hand into another. Well, that qualifies as prostitution also. That has always stuck out to me when I’ve heard women make statements like that. The other moral issue is the concern that young girls will seek to sell their bodies for sex when all else has failed or a quick way into money. The corruptibility it could have on the lives of females is feared to be devastating. Then what about the other aspect which is marriage.

Marriage is a reason also why prostitution is feared in America. We already have cell phone apps which allow you to meet people for random hookups. Think if there was a place to have sex for pay. It would really effect monogamy in this country. And it also leaves women at a great disadvantage. Men would outright ignore a lot of women because why work for your attention if it’s so quick and immediate. Now with that said, is it still good?

I think in my opinion, prostitution is the oldest profession, but it will be more so international than domestic. Because let’s assume women rally for the freedom to be a sex worker, other women would fight it. Plus, I don’t think America is the right place for this type of profession. Yes other countries have it, but they also have a lot of criminality in it as well. So in the end, even though there are some people who walk a fine line when it comes to sex for pay, it should still be illegal in America.

I WANT YOU TO VOTE TRUMP!

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“America’s fears of Trump being President.”

As time progress in this 2016 Presidential, we begin to realize that the inevitable could happen. Donald J. Trump could potentially be our next President of the United States. There have been protest all over the country, some peaceful and others have grown to be a lot more aggressive. There was even a rally where Trump was supposed to speak that became so problematic that it needed to be cancelled. But I ask the question. Could he do what everyone is afraid of him doing?

Let’s first look at the immigration issue in the United States. Trump has stated that 11 million people are here illegally from Mexico. His promise is to remove the 11 million people from the country in his presidency. This on top of his rape comments against Mexicans caused a lot of backlash. Now let’s observe the idea of him removing that many people from the country. Because there is a monetary cost of this mass exodus.

Now, of 11 million people let’s make some assumptions to align ourselves with Trump’s theory. Let’s assume 90%, 80%, 70%, 50% are productive and the others are not. Then let’s also assume that each person below the poverty level ($11,490) so that means their value in poverty is $63.195 billion to $113.751 billion. Now, like I said, I am assuming that these individuals are all under the poverty level with only one person in the household. With two people in the household the cost range from $85.305 billion to $153.549 billion; with three in household the range is $107.415 billion to $193.347 billion; and four people or more in the household $129.525 billion to $233.145 billion. These are some big numbers.

When you’re dealing with hundreds of thousands fine, but a massive amount of money in the hundreds of billions can put a strain on an economy. But another strain would be the political relationship from across the border. Why because the drug cartels are coming across the border where narcotics are brought over the border. If America exiles the 11 million people, then Mexico won’t have a real incentive to continue to watch the drug cartels. And fugitives will see this as a viable option when escaping prison.

Another issue America runs into is the agricultural problems. America gets a lot of fruits, vegetable, and livestock from Latin American countries. We lose sight of the reason we can buy so much at the grocery store for such low prices. There is a considerable amount of vegetation from south of our borders. This could cause some business issues between the two countries after. Which brings me to my next comments that Trump made.His comments about the Islamic community caused another host of issues.

Now, let’s observe them as well. We as Americans receive a lot of our petroleum from the Middle East. What would happen if America started to distance itself from the Muslim world. We are forced to look live with high gas prices. An no American is mentally prepared nor financially prepared for a separation. So as you can see, Trump not only will not, but wouldn’t be able to make any if not all the suggestions he made on the campaign trail. So, in the end, there won’t be a wall, an exodus, nor a removal from the Middle East. Until then election is over, we have to watch really closely until the selection of the nation’s new leader.