Mark (mhaithaca) wrote,

George F. Will on new Internet gambling legislation

From his "The Last Word" column in last week's Newsweek...

"Perhaps Prohibition II is being launched because Prohibition I worked so well at getting rid of gin."

"You almost have to admire the government's plucky refusal to heed history's warnings about the probable futility of this adventure. This time the government is prohibiting Internet gambling by making it illegal for banks or credit-card companies to process payments to online gambling operations on a list the government will prepare.

"Granted, some people gamble too much. And some people eat too many cheeseburgers. But who wants to live in a society that protects the weak-willed by criminalizing cheeseburgers?"

Not me.

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