Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Minnesota is no longer a Christian state (if, indeed, it ever was). We have homosexual marriage. Sodomy, fornication and adultery are still crimes on the books but never enforced because of court decisions or prosecutor’s policies. We have legal gambling, eat shellfish, and covet our neighbor’s goods (Hell, the entire DFL party platform is based on coveting they neighbors goods). We curse, shave our faces, drink strong liquor, eat pork, suffer witches to live, sow fields with hybrid seeds and wear cotton/wool blend sox. We kill our unborn children, get tattoos and work on the Sabbath. There’s very little left of the Biblical list of profane acts that aren’t commonplace in Minnesota.
Why not legalize prostitution, tax it, license it, regulate it, use the money to pay for early childhood education or midnight basketball or any of the myriad feel-good programs we’ve adopted to replace morality?
Some are forced into prostitution? Well, yes, now, because it’s an illegal, underground activity where there are no unions and no inspectors. Bring it into the open, subject employers to OSHA and Fair Labor Standards, let the workers organize and give the government a financial incentive to crack down on slavers who don’t pay taxes – that problem will go the way of child labor and indentured servitude.
All we have to lose is our souls.
The DFL would have the profession unionized and be mining it for graft right out of the gate. Guaraneed.