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Editorial: Let the strip club ordinance stand  



On the heels of the city of Augusta paying $72,360 in legal fees to defend the ordinance banning nude dancing and alcohol in the same building in most areas of the city, the Augusta Commission is discussing rolling back parts of the ordinance.  

The commission correctly fought a decade...

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  1. As far as the “objectifying” women and the morality, it is voluntary on their part. I’m more concerned with the atmosphere it creates. I’m told that it is the primary underlying reason Columbia County established the restaurant/alcohol code. It basically eliminates strip clubs.

  2. Reality check here.

    The driving force behind this is money.

    All of your pius ramblings and the amusing replies naively miss the obvious.

    Find out who is behind this and what Commissioners stand to benefit.

  3. “As of mid November 50 rapes have been reported”. How did that compare to prior years? Is the writer aware that there have not been strip clubs in Augusta for quite some time. Surely crime and rape numbers would have gone down if the so called “secondary effects” were increased by syrup clubs. Does the writer know about apps and that thing called the internet? Strip clubs are relatively tame compared to the things people are viewing online. Does the writer know the locations of homeless shelters downtown? Businesses of all kinds have a financial interest in keeping the homeless away and they do.

    “What most people really object to when they object to a free market is that it is so hard for them to shape it to their own will. The market gives people what the people want instead of what other people think they ought to want. At the bottom of many criticisms of the market economy is really lack of belief in freedom itself.”

    Milton Friedman


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