Gambling, Government and Virtue

A mainstream philosophical perspective has long been that the government of any given society should promote moral health and virtue, or at least, legislate in such a way that society’s fabric is not undermined. In this regard, the new anti-gambling bill in the U.S. is indeed welcome news. For as U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist told reporters, gambling is “a serious addiction that undermines the family, dashes dreams, and frays the fabric of society.” Will Canadian lawmakers follow suit? We wait and see—and pray!

For the story, see “U.S. bans Internet gambling.”