Gambling Laws and Our Beloved GovernmentBy Elizabeth Scott, Oct 2nd 2007
Many of us living in the US are as offended as the rest of the world by the obvious affront to personal freedoms by our government. Odd that gambling, prostitution, and drugs have produced such divides between the self-proclaimed good and inferred evil. However, it's good to know that some things don’t change.
The misalignment of responsibility and priority has silently contaminated our leadership with its own idiocy. At a snail's pace but with great certitude, the old come to grips and the new are indoctrinated.
Gambling law differences of opinion and heated discussions between governmental Davids and Goliaths, are only symptoms. The real infection distressing our government is a Congress obsessed by raising and spending taxes. This happens of course by taking no notice of the consequences and the collapsing foundations of our young democracy. This path of foolish and ill-advised action is analogous to gradually blowing up a beautiful balloon. At any moment, what was a sight to behold is no more.
My perception of the process looks somewhat like this: To get votes there is need for promises and to fund these promises there is need to propose taxes and to create taxes there is need for author legislation. Again, make more promises to pass the legislation and propose regulations to make good on pork promises. Then, there is need to squeeze the citizenry to pass regulations and also there is need to appeal to force to quiet the population. All this continues with the next mistake and then…the last mistake.
Each day, the population is called upon to pay more and obtain less. All at the same time as a distressed Government regulates and legislates, for the single reason of fulfilling its tendency. No longer trying to have power over the beast, Congress appears content to merely beat the drum for control, regulation and taxation.
With renewed enthusiasm, our respected bureaucrats attempt to elaborate laws on morality and choice confident they know what’s best for the rest. They endow with ammunition for a Congress apparently with the project of protecting us from ourselves. When the smoke clears, our lawmakers will have spent another fortune trying to control the uncontrollable.
Only an amnesiac government would chase prohibitions on personal choice, as though they were good at it.
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