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November 24th, 2019 at 10:02:07 AM permalink
I was just reading an old article by Ron Paul about the proposed ban on online gambling in 2014. Granted, 2014 was a long long time ago. The subject may be moot now, but I think still relevant. A good read, in my opinion. And he rips billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and crony capitalism.

Ron Paul: Internet Gambling Ban: A Winner For Sheldon Adelson, A Losing Bet For The Rest Of Us – OpEd

"Most Americans, regardless of ideology, oppose “crony capitalism” or “cronyism.” Cronyism is where politicians write laws aimed at helping their favored business beneficiaries. Despite public opposition to cronyism, politicians still seek to use the legislative process to help special interests."

"For example, Congress may soon vote on legislation outlawing Internet gambling. It is an open secret, at least inside the Beltway, that this legislation is being considered as a favor to billionaire casino owner, Sheldon Adelson. Mr. Adelson, who is perhaps best known for using his enormous wealth to advance a pro-war foreign policy, is now using his political influence to turn his online competitors into criminals."
'Emergencies' have always been the pretext on which the safeguards of individual liberty have been eroded.

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