The U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law today that prohibits sports gambling.
I strongly disagree with the High Court’s decision based in a state’s rights argument. I too believe in state’s rights, but this is not the issue in this case. The real matter at hand is whether the American people have a God-given right to be protected by the federal government from thievery, which is what the corporate gambling interests is. Las Vegas didn’t secure all its riches, glitz and glamour from winners, but from suckers exploited by professional looters.
This decision may have some impact on curtailing illegal sports gambling, but it will actually do more to make the corruption aspect legitimate and mainstream. Worse still, state governments that choose to permit this form of gambling will become addicted to the revenues they get from the fleecing of their own citizens. Sports will be corrupted by nefarious elements and the integrity of the game and the beauty of competition stained with greed.
Our children, in addition to the temptations of alcohol and drugs, will now have greater access to an additional vice – gambling.
The High Court should have stood up to slick lawyers, politicians, and robber barons that will now use this opportunity to line their pockets at the expense of our nation’s citizenry.
Rev. Mark Creech
Christian Action League of North Carolina, Inc.
The Christian Action League is…
The Christian Action League of North Carolina is a Christian public policy organization representing conservative evangelicals from seventeen denominations in the Tar Heel state.
Meet the Christian Action League’s Executive Director…
Rev. Mark H. Creech currently serves as the Executive Director of the Christian Action League. He has held this position since November of 1999. Serving as a registered lobbyist in the North Carolina General Assembly, Rev. Creech meets regularly with State lawmakers to stop legislation ranging from attempts to promote a homosexual agenda to the advancement of more legalized gambling in the Tar Heel state. His efforts have also been responsible for getting some very important pro-family pieces of legislation through the General Assembly.