The left leaning, liberal haven of California has made some odd choices, and ever odder threats over the course of 2017.
In what is likely a knee-jerk reaction to Donald Trump’s election, the bluest of blue states has consistently cerated headlines for itself in order to solidify their rank as the state with the most “resistance”. Given the unkempt aggression of the radical left, and their unethical hatred for the President of the United States, California has created a self-contained sphere of liberalism the likes of which our nation may have never seen before.
The Bear Republic’s left of center ethos will even taken the state to the brink of secession in the coming months, as a “Calexit” ballot initiative could be greeting voters in California as early as 2018.
Now, the westernmost metropolises of liberal La La Land could take another step into extreme freedom, as an appellate court takes a good, hard look at California’s ban on prostitution.
“Advocates of legalized prostitution took their challenge to California’s 145-year-old ban on commercial sex before a federal appeals court Thursday and appeared to get a hint that they’ll have another chance to show why the law should be cast aside.
“The case was brought by three former prostitutes, a would-be client and the Erotic Service Providers Legal, Educational and Research Project. They contend the law violates the right to engage in consensual sex, as defined by the U.S. Supreme Court in a 2003 ruling overturning criminal laws against gay sexual activity.“U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White of Oakland rejected their argument last year, saying the high court ruling protected only intimate personal relationships, not commercial sex. He said the state had adequately justified the current law as a deterrent to violence against women, sexually transmitted diseases and human trafficking.
“But at Thursday’s hearing, members of a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco suggested that the law might need closer scrutiny, given today’s less restrictive standards, as recognized by the high court, on sex between consenting adults.“’Why should it be illegal to sell something that it’s legal to give away?’ asked Carlos Bea, one of the court’s most conservative judges.”
Legalized prostitution rides a fine, social line between ultra-conservative libertarianism and leftist lunacy, drawing bizarre reactions from the entirety of the political spectrum.
On one hand, evangelical conservatives are none too fond of the idea, believing that it could lead to sexual deviance and debauchery. On the other hand, however, libertarians will tell you that the only way to ensure freedom in our nation is to be free to do what makes you happy.