I should have that right. Of course I don't today, but, idealistically, I should have the right to sell or trade or barter whatever I so choose solongas it doesn't infringe upon the rights of others.
When you have no money, you become more willing to do things that go against your moral, ethical, religious, health, etc., beliefs. By making certain things not available for sale, the government attempts to protect its citizens from being economical forced into doing things that few others would. By allowing anything to be sold, you create the problem that people with little money will become a type of slave, being payed to do what few others will.
To give a concrete example: Sex sells. If someone feels they could never prostitute their body, they should not have pressure applied to them to do so just because they need the money. By making prostitution illegal (and I'm not saying I agree or disagree with that policy, I'm merely using it as an example), you prevent (to the degree that enforcement of this law allows), people from being economically forced to prostitute themselves.
All in all, the balance between freedom and protection is very, very hairy.
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