Lindsey Graham Introduces Restoration of America’s Wire Act in Senate
WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 24, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) introduced the Restoration of America’s Wire Act (RAWA), S. 1668. The bill’s purpose is not to “restore” any legislation to its original intent, but for the fed to further encroach into state’s jurisdiction.
The following can be attributed to Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform:
“State legislatures are more than capable of making their own decisions about gambling online in their states just like they have done with live casinos. They don’t need the federal government babysitting them. The Internet should be a freedom zone, and this is a piece of that pie.”
Precedent since the birth of the Republic has been to leave decisions about gambling in the hands of the states. The states should continue to make their own decisions about the regulation of intrastate online gambling, just as they have done with brick-and-mortar gambling for hundreds of years. It has served the country well for these matters to be settled at the state level.
There are strong opinions and business interests surrounding gambling in general, but, fundamentally, this is a question of the defense of the 10th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
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Thank you for speaking out against this senseless bill that restores nothing and protects no one other than Sheldon Adelson and his casinos. Furthermore, it is basically a smokescreen to use Congress to stop free market competition for his casinos. Take note in this new bill the carve-out for online gambling (everything but poker) via mobile apps. Adelson has been making money off online gambling via two mobile apps offered by his Venetian and Palazzo in Las Vegas for the past 2-3 years now. It is blatantly obvious what he is up to with his RAWA bill. This video show it... https://www.youtube.com/watch?...