Originally Posted by Bob Maxey
Wrong. When gambling goes mainstream, it creates problems. People that cannot afford it will play and get into trouble. People cannot control their urges and if legal, people will decide they can beat the house.
Bad idea, I say.
Are super cars illegal? They are expensive and can be very dangerous...
Is alcohol illegal? People buy it when they have very little money and it kills people all the time...
Is tobacco illegal? Same as above...
I could go on and on. The point is, it is not the government's job to tell us how to spend the money we earn, unless it hurts others. If I gamble money that I can not afford to, I only hurt myself.
"Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
-Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775