Monday, November 17, 2014

Republicans bending over for their favorite donor .......

by supporting a law which will ban internet gambling which in turn will force online gamblers to visit the casinos inside brick and mortar buildings of the donor.  
Yup ...  you scratch my back, I will scratch yours, that's what it's all about.

Below just a couple of paras from Dr. Ron Paul telling us about the circus known as the USA Senate where the clowns are, intentionally or otherwise, venturing into an avenue which will further curtail our freedom.

 .... Many supporters of an Internet gambling ban sincerely believe that gambling is an immoral and destructive activity that should be outlawed. However, the proposed legislation is not at all about the morality of gambling. It is about whether Americans who do gamble should have the choice to do so online, or be forced to visit brick-and-mortar casinos. 

Even if there was some moral distinction between gambling online or in a physical casino, prohibiting behavior that does not involve force or fraud has no place in a free society. It is no more appropriate for gambling opponents to use force to stop people from playing poker online than it would be for me to use force to stop people from reading pro-war, neocon writers. 

Giving government new powers over the Internet to prevent online gambling will inevitably threaten all of our liberties. Government bureaucrats will use this new authority to expand their surveillance of the Internet activities of Americans who have no interest in gambling, just as they used the new powers granted by the PATRIOT Act to justify mass surveillance. 

The proposed ban on Internet gambling is a blatantly unconstitutional infringement on our liberties that will likely expand the surveillance state. Worst of all, it is all being done for the benefit of one powerful billionaire. Anyone who thinks banning online gambling will not diminish our freedoms while enriching criminals is making a losing bet....

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