Friday, October 27, 2006

11 Endorsements to go, OH Issue 3

On the 11th day before the election my endorsement is to be.

Yes on Issue 3.

Everything can be done in excess and be harmful. Spending too much time blogging, eating a lot of fast food, sleeping all the time, and yes alcohol consumption. Gambling like anything can indeed be harmful to those that over do it. Yet many enjoy gambling now and then and doing it for fun without harm to themselves or anyone else.

The government has no more business regulating this activity then regulating the amount of Pepsi one drinks. People who enjoy gambling will find a way to do so, either out of state, through the many loopholes that already exist (charity, lottery, bingo etc.) or they will do it illegally.

Issue 3 will not create any more gambling addicts then already exist. It will just change how they do it.

Gambling is seen as immoral by some. Since when is it ok, especially with Democrats, that the Government legislate morality. I think lies are immoral lets make that illegal all the time.

All the arguments on whether the money will go to education and how much is a non-issue to me. The fact that any money goes to education or to the public good is a bonus. What other business is required to send a portion of their profits for public use beyond taxes?

Voting No on Issue 3 will assure the States of Indiana, West Virginia along with illegal operators of gambling establishment will get all of the profits from the Ohio gamblers that go there. Ohio gets nothing.

Gambling is a recreational business there should not be a restriction against it. Vote Yes on 3.

12th day Yes on 2
11th day Yes on 3


Blogger Jill said...

Well, as you no doubt know, I do disagree with you on how to vote on Issue 3. But at least you are writing about it which means you are open to debate, if you think you won't change your mind. :)

9:52 PM  
Blogger Joe R said...

Yes, not only did I know you disagree but was expecting your comment, laughs.

Though will have to agree to disagree on this one. I don't see my mind changing

2:13 PM  

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