Adult Entertainment and First Ammendment Rights

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Adult Entertainment and First Ammendment Rights

The essence of the American dream stems from freedom. Before this nation was even called the United States of America, religious separatists ventured across the Atlantic Ocean so that they would be free to practice a religion that was not controlled by the state. Today, we find ourselves in a constant battle with ethics, morals and values in the United States. Seeing that we are a nation that is culturally diverse myriad of cultures and religions has been mixed together and the final outcome is the society that we live in today. A serious conflict between the “morally correct” and the “ethically deficient” is the topic of sex and sexuality. Most of the arguments against adult entertainment stem from the belief that it is morally wrong. Maybe in another country where a certain distinct religion was the foundation of our beliefs I would be less likely to fight these ideas. However in the United States the mixture of different cultures, belief systems, and constitutional rights allows me to think that people should be allowed to chose what they want to believe.

Recently, Orange County Sheriff’s in Central Florida raided and now are threatening to shut down Rachel’s Men’s Club. Of course the reason behind the closing down of the club has substantial legal grounds. The only reasons this club should be shut down are because of the sale of drugs on the premises and illegal sexual conduct occurring with the dancers. Unfortunately, business such as Rachel’s are at a disadvantage because of the type of services they are providing to the public. It is hard to believe someone that you know is involved with something that isn’t the easiest service to explain to your children. O...

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...hat everyone should have the same morals and should not behave in a manner that would contradict these moral; you should go live in a country where church and state are still connected.


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