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Resource ID: #15405
Subject: Gambling
Source: American Spectator
Date: 1999-03-01


The American Spectator reports that the costs of gambling can be high, such as lost jobs, busted bank accounts - even public urination. And what's the upright Republican Party doing about it? Cozying up to Gambling Inc., that's what. Just as the milk of human kindness is withheld from gamblers, so too is any reasonable hope that politicians will ride to the rescue. Gambling's enormous successes throughout the nation, and especially in the deeply religious South, are a withering rebuke to those who make their living pandering to the fear of religious conservatives. And while the vast majority of Americans support gambling, at least as a public choice, it's a fairly good bet that most are unaware just how powerful a political force Gambling Inc., has become, and that once established, it is all but impossible to dislodge.

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