Legalization of Gambling Pro/Pro

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Gregory Kastendike Engl 101 Tuesday November 28, 2000 Pro/Pro The Legalization of Gambling The Tenth Amendment of the United States Constitution in the Bill of Rights respectfully states "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people". (Gerald Murphy, Cleveland Free-Net). This Amendment states the individual's choice about how to spend ones money. There are a few reasons that the Government should not involve themselves in this situation. First and foremost the constitution does not authorize the federal government to obligate itself in the gambling and the gaming industry. Second citizens who live in a…show more content…
Another aspect of religion would be the moral grounds upon which it stands and it is not worth it to compromise morality. The prophet Isaiah said "Woe to those who call evil good" (Isaiah 5:20). Certainly the Lord does not buy into the justification that it's good for the economy! (King James Bible). Even though gambling might, in some cases, bring money into the state and local economies there are side affects to having a casino down the street. The casino might bring in thousands of jobs for the community but the "revenues from gambling aren't worth the drain it places on the families of working people who wager their paychecks and lose." Says Mike Huckabee, Governor of Arkansas (Expanding Gambling in Arkansas). Gambling is seen as a psychological problem affecting millions of Americans across the country. It is estimated that 20 million Americans have or could develop gambling problems, and about half of these are young adults. Gambling is sometimes connected to spouse and child abuse, bankruptcy, mental breakdowns, substance abuse, theft, divorce, and suicide. It is estimated that people are twice as likely to be a problem or pathological gambler if a casino is within 50 miles of their home. Citizens will also experience alcohol-related problems, as the casinos will be permitted to sell or provide complimentary alcoholic beverages during all hours that they operate (Amend. 5, Sect. 10E). In Congress

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