The Poker Players Alliance’s Rich Muny has updated the groups page on Presidential Candidates and Internet and Poker Rights. Constitution Party candidate Chuck Baldwin still gets an “F” — worse than Barrack Obama (C) and John McCain (D), and far worse than the “A+” received by Barr/Root. But now Rich Muny — who operates the page and says the opinions expressed are his and not necessarily those of the association — has posted more anti-gambling quotes from Baldwin.
From News With Views:
George Barna summarized his findings by saying, “Faith makes very little difference in their [Christians] lives: believers do not train their children to think or act differently [from the world]. It’s no wonder that they [Christian children] grow up to be just as involved in gambling, excessive drinking, and any other unbiblical behavior as everyone else.
Also from News With Views:
Can you imagine a nation without an A.C.L.U. or a N.E.A.? Can you imagine a country that did not legally murder its own unborn children and that would not pander to sexual deviants or criminals? Can you imagine a country that did not glorify, much less sponsor, gambling? Can you imagine a nation with strong state governments and a limited federal government?
Muny offers his interpretation of the above:
Keep in mind that he didn’t write, “Can you imagine a country where individuals each chose of their free will to not gamble.” Rather, he wrote, “Can you imagine a country without legalized gambling.” That’s the key. He’s imaging (and advocating) a country where the majority collectively assert rights over individuals in the area of all gaming. So long as this is at the state level and not the federal, Baldwin is happy.
From The Conservative Voice:
Beyond that, our nation has become addicted, yes, even obsessed, with sports, leisure, and gambling! Sports celebrities are more than icons, they are gods! Leisure is more than a pastime, it is the greatest motivation for living. It seems that all people dream about is having the financial ability to retire. By retirement they mean living a life without responsibility, duty, or obligation. In other words, a life of total self-absorption. And since most are unwilling or even incapable of earning such a life, gambling is the preferred method of obtaining this ultimate life of irresponsibility.
From Renew America:
In our once great America, virginity and chastity were popular virtues, and one could live to old age and never be exposed to the abominations of homosexuality and adultery. There was a time in this great country when, except for a few certain morally corrupt large cities, the most egregious gamblers hung out in bingo parlors, and anyone who even whispered his or her support for state-sponsored gambling would be run out of town on a rail.