Tuesday, July 11, 2006

The Fun Police

Strike again.

This time it is a measure led by the Republicans.

The legislation would clarify and update current law to spell out that most gambling is illegal online.
With respect to 'balance' I'll call nanny statism on the Democratic House members who voted for this nonsense, too.

Of course, huge lobbying groups for state-run lotteries and horse racing were able to buy just enough of the 'moral majority' to ensure their continued moneymaking ventures, showing us that even the 'right thing to do' can be negotiated with enough cash or clout.

Shame on every one of these individuals who decried Google's censorship mechanisms in China's market, who at the same time support MFN trading status with Red China and telling Americans what they can and cannot do with their money on the once-free market of the Internet.

1 comment:

Dante said...

"With respect to 'balance' I'll call nanny statism on the Democratic House members who voted for this nonsense, too."

I'd say. The vote in the House was 317-93. Crickey! That's a lot of folks from both sides of the fence. Thankfully this will die a quiet death in the Senate who probably aren't as opposed to the bill as they just don't care. That's why it's nice to have one side of the legislature with a rolling reelection schedule. They're a lot less likely to do this sort of political grandstanding since only a third of them need that sort of thing right now.