In Americas 230 year history the government seems to have forgotten that there job is to run the government as the people see as best and not the government telling the people what’s better for them.
The latest example is the Internet gambling Ban signed into law last week by President Bush. The bill makes it illegal for banks and credit card firms to transfer cash to casinos for the purpose of wagering on sports or games of chance, like roulette, blackjack and poker.
This really is not the very first instance of the authorities going against the wishes of individuals, in the early 1900’s the authorities determined that the consumption of Alcohol should be prohibited, because some folks were developing health and mental problems linked to drinking too much. So rather then preparing individuals on the bad effects of lengthy Alcohol abuse the American authorities prohibited Booze.
But instead of reducing the consumption of Alcoholic beverages it improved, and because the government had not been allowing the production or importing of Booze, organized grime got to the moonshine business, and eventually the Government saw the error of the judgement and repealed the law.
Another great example of a failed policy to guard the folks is the war on drugs that the authorities continues to be aging since the early 1980’s Billions of tax dollars a year enters the war on drugs, but what are the results?
The purchase price of drugs has climbed, also to support their habits many drug addicts have needed to perpetrate acts of robbery and murder to get their drugs.
The American prisons are packed filled with people whose only offense was possession of the prohibited drugs.
Instead of being an industry that’s regulated and commanded you have people selling these drugs to children in school playgrounds, and shooting each other to safeguard their land.
Had the government determined not to criminalize drugs but make it a heavily managed industry, they are able to use the tax money for social programs like schools ad to give Americans universal health care.
Please don’t misunderstand me I ‘m not in favor for legalizing hard drugs, but the present system is just not operating at all, but I’m all in favor for legalizing online casino betting.
If I decide to play some hands of blackjack or poker from the comfort of my home what rights does the government need to tell me not to, and what sense does it make that I can not play in a casino over the web, but I will drive down the street to the local casino and play there.
To enforce this ban millions if not billions of dollars of applications and computer hardware will probably be needed to monitor each of the banks transactions and that cash will come from taxes as opposed to the government taxing online casinos or even having all the online casinos government controlled then they get most of the gains to be applied to enhance the lives of the American citizens, millions of which are bellow the poverty line if not displaced.
The American government needs to start reconsidering its policy of handling its citizens like little kids, or the American people want to demand a new government.