Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Bipartisan Do-Goodership

Driving to Kinko's, or FedEx/Kinko's, or FedEx Office, or whatever they're calling themselves this week, I was listening to 1A on the local NPR station. During the first half (about the impact of flooding in the Midwest), they played a blurb pimping the second half of the show, which was going to be about the impact of legalized sports gambling.

They played a sound bite from one of the show's guests, saying "If you legalize it, you might as well legalize cocaine or methamphetamine," causing me to yell "or cigarettes, or alcohol, or video games!" at the radio.

Seemingly this is something that the Puritan Right and the Uplifter Left can agree on. However, just because something can be addictive is not sufficient reason to arrest people for doing it.