Online Gaming Bill: Congressional Debate Should Include Pro-Liberty, Pro-Federalism Voices
We at CFIF believe that the issue of online gaming should remain something addressed at the state level, as opposed to a new one-size-fits all nationwide ban over all 50 states. We therefore oppose proposed federal legislation deceptively named the Restoration of America's Wire Act (RAWA).
Rather than disrespect the foundational concept of state sovereignty in our federal system, not to mention the principles of free markets and individual consumer choice, it would be better for Congress to simply maintain existing law. After all, what reasonable person today believes that even more federal regulation of something traditionally left to states and individual Americans should be commandeered by federal bureaucrats within a one-size-fits all straightjacket? On the heels of the Federal…[more]
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“The politics of medicine, morality and free will have collided in an emotional debate over vaccines and the government’s place in requiring them, posing a challenge…
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