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More Than A Feeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-31-05 12:40 AM
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How do you feel about legalized gambling?
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Edited on Thu Mar-31-05 12:53 AM by Heaven and Earth
http://nytimes.com/2005/03/31/national/31gamble.html?hp...

This is another possible wedge issue, this one would peel off the evangelicals/fundamentalists who oppose it as immoral, if the Democratic Party came out against gambling.

Combine that with my earlier proposal to ban the sale of personal information by corporations (http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph... ), and we are talking serious wedges in the GOP.

Where do you all stand on this? Is this something we should try?

on edit: This would have a few benefits. One is that state parties could go along with it or not as they wished, and since this is a state issue, coming out against it at the national level would do no harm. It would be fun watching Bush being torn in two between the corporate profits and the fundamentalist moralizers.
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  -How do you feel about legalized gambling? Heaven and Earth  Mar-31-05 12:40 AM   #0 
  - No, I don't think it's something we should try  Dookus   Mar-31-05 12:42 AM   #1 
  - I am all in favor of legalized gambling  Lucky Luciano   Mar-31-05 12:45 AM   #2 
  - gambling is like drugs and prostitution  expatriot   Mar-31-05 12:45 AM   #3 
  - I agree - I'm for gambling, 'soft drugs' and Prostitution  Selteri   Mar-31-05 01:08 AM   #6 
  - Since most states have a lottery isn't gambling already legal?  illflem   Mar-31-05 12:56 AM   #4 
  - I make my living off it. I'm all for it!  TankLV   Mar-31-05 12:57 AM   #5 
  - Gambling should be legal  Pushed To The Left   Mar-31-05 01:18 AM   #7 
  - I guess that is a no on using the issue against the GOP then?  Heaven and Earth   Mar-31-05 01:22 AM   #8 
     - yes, I saw that thread  Dookus   Mar-31-05 01:34 AM   #9 
        - I am just trying to find our version of the gay marriage amendment  Heaven and Earth   Mar-31-05 01:43 AM   #11 
           - Illegal immigration!  Pushed To The Left   Mar-31-05 01:52 AM   #12 
              - Good one! and very natural for us.  Heaven and Earth   Mar-31-05 01:56 AM   #13 
  - we have it newzealand  brettdale   Mar-31-05 01:39 AM   #10 
  - Gambling = Greedmind: creates more RW youths, voters: ban it  oscar111   Mar-31-05 03:26 AM   #14 
  - I think it is a blight on our culture  leftofthedial   Mar-31-05 03:37 AM   #15 
  - It's one of those things which can be good or bad  tjwmason   Mar-31-05 05:34 AM   #16 
 

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