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Does Calif. Law Legalize Child Prostitution?

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Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 08:37 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Who says the California legislature doesn’t know anything about job creation?

On Jan. 1 of this year the leftist Democrat supermajority in the state legislature legalized child prostitution. That means instead of slaving under some heartless burger-flipper boss for $11.00 per hour, teenage girls — and maybe boys — can slave under, well, you get the point.

California State Senate Bill 1322, according to Red Alert Politics, "bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so."

I’m sure the sensitive, compassionate legislators thought they were removing the "stigma" of an arrest for prostitution from the teenagers’ lives.

But what they really did was turn vulnerable kids over to the tender, loving care of their pimps. Juvenile arrest records are sealed when young adults reach their majority, so there is no lifelong stigma.

What these fools in the legislature have done is remove the one chance the police had to take these kids off the street and get them some help.

As Travis Allen wrote, "Unfortunately, the reality is that the legalization of underage prostitution suffers from the fatal defect endemic to progressive-left policy making: it ignores experience, common sense and most of all human nature — especially its darker side."

If it’s not illegal to take money in exchange for sex if you’re a minor, then cops have no probable cause to intervene. If the underage kids were smoking, now that would be different.

The entire weight of the California legal system would hit them like a ton of bricks.

But turning tricks for perverts? Well, that won’t give you cancer will it?

Legislators lull themselves into a false sense of moral superiority by claiming the law won’t encourage more child prostitution because pimping and pandering will still be against the law, regardless of the age of the prostitute.

That reasoning is only another example of the compassionate leftist’s failure to think about the consequences of their social engineering.

Look at it this way, yes pimping is still illegal, but running a string of adult women means your inventory could disappear from the street if one motivated cop shows up. That means lost sales, delay, inconvenience, bail money and the potential for one of the prostitutes to give up the pimp’s name.

But if our pimp is running underage girls then his inventory is immune to seizure, thanks to the legislature. That’s what will encourage and increase child prostitution.

A handy rule of thumb to use when evaluating leftist tinkering with the law is if the new social justice law reduces the penalty, it probably increases the wrong.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

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A handy rule of thumb to use when evaluating leftist tinkering with the law is if the new social justice law reduces the penalty, it probably increases the wrong.
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