Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Another Sad Day For Personal Responsibility

Today the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill that would essentially make it illegal to gamble online even through off-shore bookies. I for one am not a fan of gambling and think that there are better ways to spend my money, but some people do enjoy it and don't live near casinos. Why shouldn't they be able to spend their money the way they like? Some supporters of the bill claim they are trying to protect those who fall victim to gambling addiction but that is a pretty lazy argument. It's just another in a long line of "not my fault" legislation. To quote a supporter from the article: "They make it too easy to be frivolous with your money." Think about that quote for a second. Some people can't manage to not waste their own money, so the government has to pass a law preventing EVERYONE from accessing online gambling sites. Take some damn responsibility!!!!. Thankfully this isn't actually law yet, but if the Senate agrees with the House, it won't be long. Like we need any more stupid laws.

3 comments:

Bubba said...

How does a bill become a law???

Does it involve a hopper?

Bubba's Sis said...

Are they going to ban online shopping next? That's awfully tempting. What about eBay - that's downright addictive! Why, I can't even help it that I spent all our money buying crap off eBay and now I can't make my house payment! Not my fault!

Bubba - watch Schoolhouse Rock - it tells you all about how a bill becomes a law. "I'm just a bill....on Capitol Hill..." Everyone sing along!

roxanne said...

All those people should move to China. Then they can have a friggin government tell them how to live. This country's supposed to be free, for better or worse!