Ron Paul on the UIGEA

Another reason to like Ron Paul. I can’t say that I throw in 100% with his economic policies, but I can’t say that they would keep me from voting for him. His libertarian views on social issues are what makes him my Republican candidate of choice. His statements today about online gambling demonstrate that this is the kind of guy you can trust with authoritah.

Paul called UIGEA an, “Outrageous affront” to individual freedom. He went on to state the importance of respecting the American people’s right to decide for themselves whether or not they gamble online.

Paul is a prominent Republican Congressman from Lake Jackson, Texas, who is now serving his 10th term. He is a long-time libertarian and has voiced a strong opposition to the Iraq war. Following a recent debate in Iowa and more mainstream coverage Paul’s popularity seems to be rising. Gambling911.com recently slashed his odds of becoming president from 15 to 1 to 8 to 1. Many pundits have him pegged as the Internet’s favorite candidate. (source)

I really do think this guy has his priorities in order.

2 Responses to Ron Paul on the UIGEA

  1. Vich says:

    “I can’t say that I throw in 100% with his economic policies, but I can’t say that they would keep me from voting for him. ”

    That’s what’s great about Ron Paul and the Constitutional freedom message in general. One need not agree with everything, because his message does not promote a one-size-fits all candidacy.

    Economic issues can be solved (and solved a lot more efficiently) by the state and local governments which are closer to the people. With less federal taxation (another Constitutional position) less money will be taken away from them by the Federal government.

    Different communities can implement their own programs if they so wish.

  2. I realy feel for the gamblers in the US. I cant beleive your Congress banned all banks and credit card companies from accepting transactions from online gambling sites which makes you unable to play online poker. What a bunch of hypocrites your state government are. They have the largest gambling operations with lotto, keno, etc. If they truly believed their rhetoric about internet gambling they would cut out the state operations also. And now they are bringing in a law to legalise slot machines. Personally I would have a big grudge against any party that stopped me from playing online
    poker. I think there must be some way for you guys to get around this problem. Must make you wonder if you are living in the land of the free when it seems the government has full control on what it will and wont let you do.

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