The only thing I find destructive about term limits, is the destruction it causes to the career-aspirations of would-be career-politicians. Losing qualified law-makers at a time we need them the most? Who was it, exactly, that led us into this mess where we ‘need them now more than ever.’ Personally I think all offices should have consecutive-term-limits. Only so many terms in a row, then you step down. If you’re interested, and we liked you, we can vote for you again in another election. (I also don’t think people should be able to run for office if they hold one already… finish up the job you were elected to do before seeking a new one.) Nevada implemented these rules for a reason. Career-politicians, like Harry Reid, should be ignored on this topic. Public service was not intended to be a vocation. Its something we send our best and brightest to do, for a limited period of time, and then we thank them and let them have their lives back. Plenty of room for volunteer work for anyone who has reached their term-limit and wants to stay in the game out of a genuine interest to serve their fellow Nevadans.
As for outlawing prostitution..
“I’ve talked to families who feel the same way,” he said. “Parents who don’t want their children to look out of a school bus and see a brothel. Or to live in a state with the wrong kind of red lights.”
There are 49 such states in this union. I encourage such families to seek them out. Those of us who do want our children to see brothels when the look out the school-bus window have far more limited options on where we can live to get that kind of exposure. Its pretty hard for us in Northern Nevada to do it as it is, what with the brothels not being on bus routes.
"When the nation thinks about Nevada, it should think about the world’s newest ideas and newest careers — not about its oldest profession," he said.
Nevadans enjoy greater freedom than just about any other American in this nation. I, for one, do not want to see that freedom eroded. Its one of the reasons that makes Nevada such a great state to live in. (I mean really, where else do you enjoy the freedom of prostitutes with concealed weapons?)
When the nation thinks about Nevada, I’m pretty sure one of the first things they think about is the Senate Majority Leader. IF prostitution even enters the consideration, I doubt much it ranks highly. Shoot, I LIVE here, and its one of the things furthest from my mind.
I like how he touts it as a way to boost Nevada’s economy. Putting all those ‘service-workers’ out of legal and paying jobs is certainly helpful to them. Its not my place to regulate what you do with your body. Its not Senator Reid’s either. Making them outlaws will just tax the already under-resourced law enforcement. Seriously.. where has outlawing prostitution actually eliminated prostitution from the streets? We know its going to happen anyway, and I like that Nevada recognizes this and at least tries to regulate it for the safety of all concerned. Maybe not always successful, but at least Nevada keeps it real. Ah, Nevada. How I do love thee.