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Response to OnlinePoker (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 22, 2012, 12:33 AM

11. The "free" bit is usually read as "free to impose a puritanical way of life on others."

Regardless of what benefits they may have (I don't want of open a thousand cans of worms here), that is the real reason for so many laws and taxes dealing with alcohol and tobacco.

However, I don't really have much of a problem with the government regulating or controlling gambling (or non-gambling card playing, as is the case here, I guess), as it is a form of commerce, and I think one of the only reasons to have a centralized government is for the regulation of commerce.

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