I just read that in Switzerland they are now following the lead of other European countries and actually building publically supported facilities for prostitution and staffing them with social workers to protect the girls from abuse. They tax the prostitutes to help pay for it and they feel it’s better than having them work the streets. I don’t propose to debate that here, but I have questions about the moral implications and the long term effects. (Are we looking at a future of temple prostitutes as in ancient times?) Since we are busy following the liberal left’s lead to become more like socialist Europe, I suspect this will become the next new thing in America along with legal marijuana (and other harder drugs) everywhere in the country. It is funny though, we see these as victimless crimes, yet the victims abound in less visible ways than the typical mugging or shooting. The victims often are one step removed…family members or perhaps others who are stolen from in order to support the lifestyle. Is this really the wave of the future?
Then we have city after city that are opting to create government built and supported homeless villages and encampments in their jurisdictions. Portland, OR and Santa Cruz, CA are two great examples. Certainly the socialist, liberal trend is on the rise. The economy is not in good health. I find it sad to note the effects and the twisting of the facts by the political pundits. We were doing pretty well in 2007. Things went south back then when the left (like Barney Frank in the legislature) provided banks the encouragement to make loans with no credit worthiness and practically no down payment. In the end it nearly ruined our banking systems and has left us in a less prosperous position than before. Nothing the government is doing encourages business success, and much discourages it. Oh, the pundits and the administration will say things are good, but the truth is that there are more homeless and unemployed than ever. Even in my town we have cars that line the highways at night with homeless sleeping in them. That didn’t exist in 2007 or any time before!!!!!!!! People have literally opted out of the workforce and aren’t part of the statistical calculations of prosperity anymore. Fewer people participate in the workforce than ever before. Sad, Sad, Sad!
Conservatives are unlikely to regain control of our government, so, I guess what I’m saying is…look for it all soon in a community near you….