|Posted: June 15, 2006, 9:18 pm - IP Logged|
It's a grey area on Federal law to use the internet. It is certainly not a felony. It only takes them wanting to make an example to have the impact felt. It also shows the real priorities of law makers to place it at the level of child porn. One only harms children and the other goes against their donors.
Pretty much everything can be a gray area when it comes to laws. That's why politicians (the majority) are lawyers. They write laws so there is a "back door".
But if WA starts arresting little old ladies that are playing 25-cent bets online, just wait until the media gets a hold of that kind of silliness. Just what the pols need to make them look like fools....sweet little old retired ladies with silver hair saying that playing for quarters online is their only activity that they can enjoy. And that sometimes they will bet as much as a couple of dollars for their entertainment.
A sweet little old lady on camera, perhaps with her pussycat....versus a fat, blowhard politician in a thousand dollar suit, pontificating on the evils of online gaming.
Considering the majority of the American public already views your average politician as somewhat similar to pond scum, it would be interesting....
How can you tell if a politician is lying?
Answer: His lips are moving.