When Bush promoted the Marriage Amendment, it was a "hollow
gesture" which Bush in no way intended to promote and
work through Congress, using intense pressure from congressional
he did with CAFTA and his prescription
drug bill. David Kuo
has confirmed the disdaining attitude of the White House
toward the "Religious Right."
So why the interest among republican leaders in prohibiting
Internet Gambling? Polls
seem to indicate that this is not an issue that will win
elections, with well over a majority of people taking a
theory that has not been widely advanced is the speculation that
online gambling sites, especially off-shore sites, are developing sophisticated
digital cash systems which could replace the currency issued
by the Federal Reserve System, a private consortium of banks that
currently has a profitable monopoly over the nation's currency and
national debt (and handsome interest payments). For an overview of
the Federal Reserve System and its powerful and tyrannical reach
over American citizens, see Aaron Russo's film "Freedom
to Fascism." [Order
DVD] Preservation of this currency monopoly is vastly
higher on the Bush Administration's agenda than opposing gambling.
Kevin Craig opposes gambling, but also opposes federal tyranny.
Gambling is a blight on our society. It deliberately targets
the poorest and most ignorant elements of our society, and
subjects them to more intense poverty over a longer period of
time. It destroys families.
Government force will not transform ignorant and covetous
people into people who are contented, responsible and successful.
That's a job for churches, non-profit organizations, 12-step
groups, and voluntary associations.
Having taken notice of the bad social effects of gambling, the
social effects of prohibition are worse.