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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

1375 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 8:01 AM
That is entirely WRONG LD. You have in one sentence defined the "Nanny State" that you libs seem to love so much. It is NOT the job of politicians to look out for your safety and well being. That is YOUR job. But in the spirit of the greater good and to preserve our freedoms, I believe politicians should BAN steak and ice cream because they are not "good" for you. You see how STUPID your argument is? Personal responsibility LD. Look into it.

I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!"

Well, it can.

So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that.

After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos flourish, and most...