By Ron Paul
Congress has no authority to outlaw online gaming and nullify the laws in the states that have legalized online gaming. Criminalizing online gaming gives the surveillance state one more excuse to spy on our online activities and ensures that online gaming will be controlled by criminals.
The Restoration of America's Wireless Act (RAWA) represents not only a textbook example of the "Bootleggers and Baptists" coalition but the worst type of crony capitalism. It is an open secret that the main reason this bill is being pushed is to please casino owners who happens to be one of (if not the) GOP's largest donors. These donors wish to use the power of government to put his online competitors out of business.
It is outrageous that Congress would even think of sneaking this unconstitutional and anti-Liberty bill into law by adding to an it appropriations bill, or, even worse, a large end of year omnibus spending bill.
This statement was originally published at The Campaign for Liberty.