"The oldest profession". Considering the recent chain of events in New York and the seemingly endless scandals amongst politicians, I thought it was time for a seriuos discussion on why prostitution is still illegal in the United States, (except for parts of Nevada).

Even during my tenure as a police Officer in NYC in the 70's arresting prostitutes for "Loitering for the purposes of prostitution" and direct prostitution arrests, I wondered why we were treating this any different from selling cars.

A quote by Albert Einstein regarding alcohol prohibition:

"The prestige of government has undoubtedly been
lowered considerably by the prohibition
law. For nothing is more destructive of
respect for the government and the law
of the land than passing laws
which cannot be enforced. It is an
open secret that the dangerous increase
of crime in the United States is closely
connected with this". Albert EinsteinWhy do we feel we can't learn from countries in Europe. Why do we think we are smarter and better than everyone else when it comes to public policy. I certainly think gambling can be far more dangerous than prostitution, yet it is flourishing in this country.One more quote from Mr. Einstein: As it pertains to poor public policy's"Insanity: doing the same thing over and
over again and expecting different results"Albert Einstein