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So the women face the music, while the men skate off. How typical. And how unjust!

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So the women face the music, while the men skate off. How typical.

Typical? This is not some gender discrimination thing. The prostitutes, as well as the pimps, are soliciting an illegal service, and so the law goes after them. By the way, pimps are usually male. Going after the customers would be a waste of time and money. Smarter to go for the source, that is all that is happening with this.

And note that one of the customers lost his governorship.

But for the record I am for legalizing and regulating prostitution. No one should be arrested and no one's political career should be affected by this.

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But for the record I am for legalizing and regulating prostitution. No one should be arrested and no one's political career should be affected by this." well, if you are going to go that far, why not legalize some drugs, shouldn't the same hold true here?

Now, I would agree with you if the following conditions are met: no one is under age no one is in a forced position, be it the girls being bought in to the country on some scam or be it for financial reasons in matters such as debt.

And note that one of the customers lost his governorship." and he should have, he broke a law by 1 crossing state lines and 2. adultery.

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he's a democrat, in new york. it's just the usual double standard.

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So he get's it for free? You say NO Charges. Spitzer you lucky john you...

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well, if you are going to go that far, why not legalize some drugs, shouldn't the same hold true here?

Legalize and REGULATE. Yes. Many already are: alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, aspirin, viagra, morphine, all drugs, all legal and all regulated. I would add marijuana to that list, and go easy on the regulation. Cocaine too, only much harder on the regulation, very hard in fact.

Now, I would agree with you if the following conditions are met: no one is under age no one is in a forced position, be it the girls being bought in to the country on some scam or be it for financial reasons in matters such as debt.

Also known as regulation. We are in agreement.

And note that one of the customers lost his governorship." and he should have, he broke a law by 1 crossing state lines and 2. adultery.

Governors should also be allowed to cross state lines, or even go abroad on holiday occasionally. And adultery? Yeah, those archaic, ridiculous and unfair laws are still on the books some places, along with it being against the law to do anything but missionary with your own wife. Those laws are ignored for good reason. This is 21st century, not the 15th.

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Legalize and REGULATE. Yes. Many already are: alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, aspirin, viagra, morphine, all drugs, all legal and all regulated. I would add marijuana to that list, and go easy on the regulation. Cocaine too, only much harder on the regulation, very hard in fact." Yeah, but you'll be putting a lot of hard working drug dealers out of work...

And adultery? Yeah, those archaic, ridiculous and unfair laws are still on the books some places, along with it being against the law to do anything but missionary with your own wife. Those laws are ignored for good reason. This is 21st century, not the 15th.' I have absolutely no idea what that missionary thing ever even came about.. but adultery should stay on the books until Polygamy is legal. I have always felt, if you need to get and get outside your casa, drop the wife and then go and get some. That applies to women too.... and I didn't mean he can't cross state lines, he transported a prostitute.

One thing I want to add: If I had things going on, I would have got with that girl too.. she was fine.

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I have always felt, if you need to get and get outside your casa, drop the wife and then go and get some. That applies to women too

Not only a rather extreme thing to do just for the sake of sex, but an even more extreme thing to force others to do it. Some have flings with the knowledge of their partners, but adultery laws do not permit that either.

If your morality is such, more power to you. But please, please, do not endorse forcing your morality on others.

I would never push divorce on a wife who could or does forgive me. That seems to be the pinnacle of disrespect, much worse than a sexual romp with another is.

and I didn't mean he can't cross state lines, he transported a prostitute.

Not sure of the significance except that it might push the "crime" to the federal level. If there is some law like this, obviously it would disappear if prostitution were legalized. Prostitutes as well as governors often have need to travel to other states.

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Eliot Spitzer. Max Mosley too, not only got off the hook but decided to sue. Whatever you want to do in your private life must be OK then. 5 hookers in Nazi uniforms, mmmmm....

Spitzer, "on multiple occasions he arranged for women to travel from one state to another state to engage in prostitution."

Why have I been holding back all these years?

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If your morality is such, more power to you. But please, please, do not endorse forcing your morality on others.": Ah, I never would. That's just me. I would rather do it that way for my wife's sake. I would prefer not to "cheat".

I would never push divorce on a wife who could or does forgive me. That seems to be the pinnacle of disrespect, much worse than a sexual romp with another is." same here. I usually mind my own business in those matters. But I won't mind my own business when its a politician (I've explained why on many occasssions).

and I didn't mean he can't cross state lines, he transported a prostitute.

Not sure of the significance except that it might push the "crime" to the federal level. If there is some law like this, obviously it would disappear if prostitution were legalized." As long as none of those girls are forced into it and the oversight is constantly looked into to prevent that, I don't have an issue with it. But at the moment its a law and when a politician breaks a law cut and dry, I prefer to come down hard on them. Same for police.

Prostitutes as well as governors often have need to travel to other states. " together?

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Prostitutes as well as governors often have need to travel to other states. " together?

She was hitch-hiking! Who better than the governor to make sure she comes to no harm! Warm and caring, even about the prostitutes! He would get my vote!

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Federal law makes it a crime to induce someone to cross state lines for immoral purposes.

Two words: Las Vegas.

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I guess for his futur job. He should do like the television show Saturday Night Live suggested. Open a law office dealing with sex fetish crimes. If your shipment of J-porn gets confiscated give him a call

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He was one hell of a prosecutor. I'll bet he would have been one great governor also; given time.

I think Skip is right. We need to take away the criminal prosecution of these victimless crimes. The harm you do to your wife can be litigated in a civil suit. Divorce seems to be a separate issue to me. I have always believed that a husband and wife who can't stop hurting each other need to end it. If it can be fixed then it should be but that means it is in the best interest of both parties. One person cannot hold a marriage together. On the other hand whatever sexual arrangements are made between a wife and husband are nobody's business but theirs.

Like I said on another thread I can't stand pimps but I think if you allow business to get into the legal transaction of sex you will decrease the pimps too. I think bringing up drugs is closely related. I don't use any drug. But it is none of my business if others do. If they are endangering others that is a separate issue. I would want some of the tax money used for addiction treatment. If someone lost all their money from drugs, sex or gambling lets get them help convince them that maybe they can't do what others can do in a responsible manner and help them learn how to live their life that way. If their drug addiction has ramifications in a legal matter i.e.: drunk driving, etc., then I think the court needs to order treatment and people who can afford it must pay for it themselves.

The voters should decide whether Eliot Spitzer's cheating on his wife, whether it be with a prostitute or otherwise, disqualifies him from serving as Governor of New York.

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