"It has never been the position of the Church, or of any reasonable person, I daresay, that just because something is immoral, it should therefore be illegal," says LewRockwell.com
's Ryan McMaken, arguing his case by quoting "Saint Thomas Aquinas and Saint Augustine, both of whom concluded that the immorality of prostitution was not sufficient to justify a prohibition of the practice by civil governments" — Catholic Theologians: Prostitution Should Be Legal
. (An important aside Mr. McMaken makes is that "there was no 'state' as we know it in the 13th century," putting the paleo-
, quoted by Steve Sailer
, makes a similar point arguing a different case, saying, "The War on Drugs needs to be ended in order to deprive criminals of their funding" — The War on Drugs
. "If drugs were the root cause, college campuses would be filled with the same kinds of violent turf battles, gun fights, beheadings, etc." Mr. Sailer makes an important caveat
, however: "My main concern would be that legalization might wind up unleashing the full power of American marketing and logistics on selling drugs." The same could be said of prostitution.
Labels: America the Beautiful, Drugs, Paleolibertarianism, The Age of Faith, The Catholic Faith, The Oldest Profession