Why Prostitution Should Be Legalized in the U.S.

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Robin Barton

Years ago, friends and I were discussing whether we'd ever run for office. I said I'd never get elected because I had too many radical views. For example, I believed in legalizing marijuana and prostitution.

These days, my "radical" views suddenly don't seem so outrageous.

Marijuana is now legal to use in two states—Colorado and Washington—and regulated much like alcohol and tobacco. In addition, so-called "medical marijuana" is also gaining traction in many states.

So could legalized prostitution throughout the U.S. be next?

Probably not, but it should be.

Prostitution has been called . . .

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