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Ban This! Ban That! Ban This and That!

Fuzzy2 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:16 PM
Science has caught up to that absurdity. Did someone from the government tell you these things? Now back to how wrong you are about freedom - and unfortunately most everything else - why do you place so much trust in the federal government? I'm starting to think you just accept whatever someone else with the right degree tells you.

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...