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Old 09-18-2006, 11:46 AM   #1
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Riverboat Gambling

I'm in favor.
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I gambled my riverboat away once...
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I agree that the greed behind it for certain people has ruined lives. However, with strong law enforcement to prevent crime, I think it's a good thing to offer a way to create government funding and giving citizens more economic freedom at the same time.

Taxes can be lower for sole propriators, partnerships, and small businesses as a result. It will create more job openings when we can give money back to employers, and can create a level playing field for the mom and pop stores to have cleaner stores or much needed employees.
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I support this as well. It's a just way to raise revenues in states that have riverboat towns like Louisiana.
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I support this as well. It's a just way to raise revenues in states that have riverboat towns like Louisiana.
For some reason, the vast majority of people who call themselves conservatives don't. I would think they're standing on the principles of economic freedom if more of them supported it.
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For some reason, the vast majority of people who call themselves conservatives don't. I would think they're standing on the principles of economic freedom if more of them supported it.
But you have remember the mindset of these folks, they think it's a sin. Sin should be outlawed.
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But you have remember the mindset of these folks, they think it's a sin. Sin should be outlawed.
Not necessarily.
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What is 'Riverboat Gambling'? I fear the obvious answer is gambling on a boat. But why is this different for any other form of gambling?
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Not necessarily.
How many oppose it for other reasons, and what would those be?
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What is 'Riverboat Gambling'? I fear the obvious answer is gambling on a boat. But why is this different for any other form of gambling?
In many states, the fact that it's on a waterway means that the usual taxes (or rules limiting days and hours of operation, etc.) don't apply.
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How many oppose it for other reasons, and what would those be?
You made the point that it's sinful. Well, yes, in its extremity, it is.

But what about smoking bans? I've seen more on the left advocate against smoking than on the right.

Or alcohol. It causes reckless behavior in its extremity but those you point the finger to are mostly not opposed to it.

There is also a concern that it will result in more crime.
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tks yolland.

In that case I can't see why gambling should be taxed/not taxed any differently within the same legal jurisdiction.

Is gambling on a bridge over water become a grey area?
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You made the point that it's sinful. Well, yes, in its extremity, it is.
No, I made the point that they think it's sinful.

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But what about smoking bans? I've seen more on the left advocate against smoking than on the right.
What about them? I don't believe in full out bans, but partial bans do help in the reduction of 2nd hand smoke. So it's health reasons.

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Or alcohol. It causes reckless behavior in its extremity but those you point the finger to are mostly not opposed to it.
That's because many of them partake in it.


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There is also a concern that it will result in more crime.
Because they think it's sinful and it attracts other sinners. Now we're back to my original point.
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No, I made the point that they think it's sinful.
Fair enough.

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That's because many of them partake in it.
At the bar, or at communion?

Moderation is key.

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Because they think it's sinful and it attracts other sinners. Now we're back to my original point.
"Sin" could be in every topic we discuss, so not really.
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At the bar, or at communion?

Moderation is key.

Doesn't matter, you're missing my point. You were perplexed as to why so many conservatives don't agree with it. I'm telling you why. Conservatives will ban the "sins" they don't partake in. Gambling is easy to be against, where as drinking isn't, for many will partake in drinking. Gay marriage is easy to ban, but divorce isn't.
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