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Freedom to Gamble

OldMexicanblog Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 1:12 PM
Re: John in OK, -- The government is allowing the expansion of gambling in order to tax it and thus gain more money to waste. -- If the taxation part is your worry, don't buy anything - at all. After all, almost everything is taxed. The argument in favor of curtailing people's freedom cannot be based on what others do, that's fallacious. It's like arguing against letting people buy a car because someone is going to steal it. That should be the business of whoever buys the car, and so is the same with whoever does the gambling - Mind Your Own Business!
America is a much freer place than it was a few decades ago, and one way you can tell is that changes once considered unthinkable now occur almost unnoticed. A case in point came when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill to legalize online gambling.

Atlantic City casinos, which now offer various games on site, will now be able to provide them to patrons at home or wherever else they have access to a computer. New Jerseyans will be able to play the slots without getting off the couch.

Doesn't sound like such a big deal, does it? But 40 years...