Governor should just say no to more gambling

Feb 5, 2008 Read more: The Indianapolis Star 69
Our position: The governor should make clear he won't allow another expansion of gambling on his watch. Read more
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JUDY B

AOL

#63 Feb 6, 2008
MORE GAMBLING = LOWER TAXES
Sven

Chicago, IL

#64 Feb 6, 2008
Dude wrote:
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Once again, the behavior-police have it all screwed up and imply we are suggesting something as ridiculous as this statement above. We don't want the government to encourage gambling anymore than we want them to restrict it. As crazy as it seems, the government doesn't HAVE to be involved in every little aspect of your life.
Great post. As well as your other ones...It's good to see others who appreciate liberty and the meaning of it as well.
Sven

Chicago, IL

#65 Feb 6, 2008
DavidM wrote:
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Where do you live? I have an old moble home that is about 30 years old and I am looking for a lot to put it on. I know a family that has 5 kids that want to move into it. Hey its not the goverments business about zoning laws.:)
You're right. It SHOULDN'T be the governments job. Property rights are all one needs to solve problems like that, but then again, who is to say that they would be bad neighbors? Are you implying that large families living in mobile homes are a burden to those around them? Sounds to me like you're stereotyping. Ever heard of ad baculum?

Since: Nov 07

Indianapolis, IN

#66 Feb 6, 2008
I would much rather gamble my money away than pay property taxes. Or even better, have out-of-towners gamble their money away in Indiana instead of paying property taxes. Revenue generated from gambling will help pay for the additional police and public safety, among other costs associated with hosting things like conventions and sporting events. Gambling gives the people a choice on whether they want to help pay for those things or not. I am all for more gambling in Indiana. There is no reason not to allow pulltabs. I'm hoping they will eventually reconsider the casinos in downtown Indy.
Action

San Francisco, CA

#67 Feb 6, 2008
Adam wrote:
An editorial is meant to provide an opinion. The Star provides opinions in their editorials about different political issues, because those are the most important and pertinent issues facing our state. Sorry, if you want them to do editorial pieces on why they like blue skies or rainbows, write one yourself and submit it.
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I guess telling the Governor what to do isn't trying to influence public policy????? you must be Tully
Howard the Hoosier

Indianapolis, IN

#68 Feb 6, 2008
On Sunday, God wants us not to buy cars or purchase carryout beer, wine or alcohol. We can, however, go to the casinos, bars and moose lodges. I wonder if gambling will lead to more sex and therefor more sinning overall. We need to ask that there be a separation of church and EVERYTHING ELSE. I think God knows how tired we all are of having his name used in every discussion about the evils of the world.
Say Yes

San Francisco, CA

#69 Feb 7, 2008
Howard the Hoosier wrote:
On Sunday, God wants us not to buy cars or purchase carryout beer, wine or alcohol. We can, however, go to the casinos, bars and moose lodges. I wonder if gambling will lead to more sex and therefor more sinning overall. We need to ask that there be a separation of church and EVERYTHING ELSE. I think God knows how tired we all are of having his name used in every discussion about the evils of the world.
I hope it leads to more sex!!! And by the way since when did sex and gambling become a sin?
Dick - Richmond

Eminence, KY

#70 Feb 7, 2008
I agree with most of what was said above. Brut you need to wake up and get in pase with the real world. You must not belong to any club. These club do a lot of great work in their cities and throught out the state. The monies from the machines they used to have and the ticket they now have are where most of this good work comes. I say we should let eveyone have up to 5 machines and tax them on the profit. These machines don't hurt the River Boats or Tracks. I go and they are packed and have been all during the time these clubs had the machines.
Why don't we let the people decide?
Cold One

Reston, VA

#71 Feb 27, 2008
Ken wrote:
I agree. Gambling destroys lives. Whether you're addicted to it or not, it is a dishonest attempt by the perveyor to get money from people for nothing and for gamblers to make money for doing nothing.
The negative consequences of a gambling culture outweigh the benefits, if any exist.
As for you shouting for "freedom," you would do well to remember that in many bad things (drinking, gambling, abortion) you are legally free to do whatever you want, but you are almost never free to choose the consequences of those choices.
Choosing the right action should be your mantra, not choice alone.
Since when does gov't exist to protect you from your own bad choices? If you need a parent, move back into Mom's basement. The rest of us are adults.

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