The state of Maryland -- or at least its governor and liberal legislators -- wants to expand gambling to bring in more money. Despite already high taxes on individuals and businesses, the state never has enough.
The TV commercials they are running are familiar to anyone who has been subjected to the arguments where you live: it isn't right that Maryland money is gambled away in other states; gambling will produce thousands of new jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars for education.
The problem is, as the anti-gambling forces note, there's no guarantee any of the new money will go to education. There is also no relationship between money and a good education. If there were, how did I get a good education with far less money spent? Not to mention people who lived in previous centuries.
It's all a scam, like gambling. A government that helps undermine the moral fiber of its people so politicians can have more money to misspend isn't fit to lead ... in Maryland or anywhere else.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: October 29, 2012