Should the Governt Regulate the Sexual Activity?

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Should the government regulate the sexual activity of consenting adults? Some individuals believe that the government does not have the right to prohibit behavior deemed unethical or deviant by societal standards. While other believe, that the purpose of government is to make laws to protect the innocent and punish the guilty, thereby placing norms upon it’s citizens. It’s important to note, that what seems abnormal and immoral to one person, may be perfectly ethical to another person, and trying to categorize individuals based on their sexuality is almost impossible. In my opinion the government should not regulate the sexu Continue...


It's not the governments responsibility to regulate the private affairs of consenting adults. Further more, it's not the government's job to determine what is morally right or wrong, in regards to sexuality. I strongly feel that it's not the government's job or my job to protect someone from themselves. Prostitution and illegal gambling are usually considered victimless crimes. Another problem with government regulation of sexual activity is the issue of enforcement. Regulating the activity of adult individuals, while in the privacy of hisher home, requires either creating unenforceable laws or the invasion of privacy (a constitutionally guaranteed right). Trying to control a consensual activity would take valuable resources away from police, like time and money, which otherwise are better suited for other purposes like preventing violent crimes such as murder and rape. government should not regulate the consensual sexual activities of it's citizens. The underlying issue is, does a person capable of rational thought and aware of the possible risks associated with hisher behavior have the right to make personal decisions without government involvement. A victimless crime also known as a consensual crime, is any illegal activity in which adults choose to participate in, that does not harm other nonconsenting individuals (McWilliams, 1996). Trying to do so places a burden upon the courts and criminal justice system of the United States. Creating laws that are unenforceable weakens our legal system, because people will become accustomed to ignoring the law, and compromising one's right to privacy, diminishes the strength of the constitution.