Who Says You Can’t Legislate Morality…

It is my contention that if you cannot legislate morality then you cannot legislate. All legislation is the codification of someone’s morality.

 

Case in point:

Swedish prostitution ban successful

 

It may be the land of blondes and sexual permissiveness, but a ban on prostitution in Sweden may show other nations how to do it successfully.
According to an article in Life Site News, Sweden criminalized prostitution in 1999 and has nearly wiped out the practice, using a unique legal approach. Instead of targeting the prostitutes themselves, lawmakers decriminalized the selling of sex by women and criminalized buying sex or trafficking in it.
As the government’s own explanation of the policy put it: “In Sweden prostitution is regarded as an aspect of male violence against women and children.
“It is officially acknowledged as a form of exploitation of women and children and constitutes a significant social problem. … Gender equality will remain unattainable so long as men buy, sell and exploit women and children by prostituting them.”
The penalties for buying sex are heavy, according to Life Site News. For those who are convicted of either paying for sex or brokering sex-for-pay, the sentences are 6 months in prison for “johns,” 6 years for pimps, and 10 years for traffickers.
Jonas Trolle, a law enforcement official in Stockholm, said, “We have significantly less prostitution than our neighboring countries, even if we take into account the fact that some of it happens underground. We only have between 105 and 130 women – both on the Internet and on the street – active [in prostitution] in Stockholm today. In Oslo [Norway], it’s 5,000.”

 

From www.onenewsnow.com and (www.lifesite.net, 11/15/07)

 

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A few questions arise…

Should Christianity be legislated? I ask why not? Is Christian morality (Christian ethics) superior to all other competitors? Why not? Is that Christian morality good for the unregenerate masses of people if it is legislated? Why not?

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7 Responses

  1. Larry,

    How dare they! I mean now they might actually not wink at the sin they prosecute and engage in at the same time! [END mock astonishment at someone actually combating sin in a sane manner by going after the perpetrator and perpetuaters for without johns there would be no prostitutes]

  2. Let’s take the same approach with illegal immigration!

  3. Rube,

    Since you brought it up, tell me your thoughts on the next post titled “Immigration by the Numbers”

  4. Oh hey, lookit that! Are those videos or something? The content filter at work shows me big blank spaces.

  5. Rube,

    Yes, they are videos.

    Here are the youtube links:

    Part 1:

    Part 2:

  6. Yeah, the content filters know about YouTube. I forgot to check last night at home, maybe I’ll remember tonight.

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