Recreation or Abomination?
In 1973, Governor of California, Ronald Reagan said: “I hate that legalized gambling in California to see, yet I prefer a lottery should we finance the government through the strength of our people and not their weaknesses.”.
See how time and the legalization has taken us! After Golden State varies from ragged edge of bankruptcy and thousands of families lives were adversely affected by gambling. The majority of politicians have squandered our future and gambling outlets that families are destroyed daily life and their future. We fed a growing monster that now feeds from us and are protected and being courted by most of our politicians.
Trouble with a capital T is spelled here in River City! There is gambling in our city and all across our country and the world. Its subtle, invasive, destructive and addictive powers are found in many communities around the world. Even churchgoers are the participants with the rationalization that gambling “harmless recreation” is. It’s no longer a question of legality, but of morality for those who know the facts and to select the required careful management.
There is no denying that gambling will destroy families. Gambling in any form is designed to get people to part with their money. It’s a deadly fox, equal opportunity predator of the weak and the poor. Like pornography knows no boundaries and gambling in its many forms exploits weakness, destroyed children, families, marriages, and drastically increased suicide. It is no secret that greed, money, power and corruption are the drivers behind the slot machines.
My neighbor recently. This shocking story of his Uncle Ben, 60 years and regularly took their paychecks from his sales efforts and gambled it away divided Ben was intelligent and distinguished himself in his work. Gambling is an addiction that put him in prison continue to receive the company’s revenue to supplement the gambling habit. His last job was tended pumps for her nephew, my neighbor. With each paycheck, Ben again lose everything. He was pressed with mounting debts and losses. One day when Ben did not show up for work, found him dead nephew. He took his own life with a bullet from his hunting rifle in his garage. Ben’s life came to a tragic end as a direct result of his gambling addiction. Left behind were shocked and grieving family and friends whose lives will never be quite the same.
Another neighbor, who is a leading member and veteran police investigator told me that it is a consequence of the relationship between gambling and increased crime, suicide and drug abuse. Spread the stories of gambling proponents and beneficiaries hype “the benefits of the game” to get community acceptance, when in reality the landscape is littered with countless stories of damaged and destroyed lives. The cost for us is far greater than the oft-cited advantages.
It’s good of credible, scientific studies carried out that gambling destroys families, undermines the work ethic, increases crime, motivates suicide, destroys the financial security for individuals and families documented. Gambling has a great impact on the social and emotional well-being of any community. The social costs for all of us buy far the so-called “benefits” in an attempt to support the public and “sweep under the rug” Reality to its devastating effects.
Responsible citizens can be silent? Is this form of “entertainment and recreation” justified at the expense of the poor, the broken lives and ruined families? Is playing smart management? More than 100 million Americans gamble $ billion per year according to the Congressional Commission report. Estimates in the U.S. alone is $ 90 billion annually, and that includes unregistered gambling and games. Global estimates range from $ 600 to $ 900 billion per year. Many of these players claim to religious. Gambling, which is often motivated by a get rich quick greed, pain, boredom or despair a price. The price for the love of money is high, but the price for gambling is used. Demanding a much higher price for many people in social costs, relational loss and productivity of our communities
Is “the love of money is the root of all evil.” It is not the money but the love of money, troubleshooting spelled with a capital T. If you love money, you will be a high price to pay for this obsession. We have God’s divine order reversed: We love things (money and “toys” for the buyer), and we use the people. God loves people and has things for our enjoyment and careful management. We tend to replace our trust in God, the false hope of a lucky shot on gambling. People. The Lord not base their lives on success and self-satisfaction In contrast, children of God living with His providence and serve targeted residential and prayer, not by chance but by choice. “You can not serve both God and money” Matthew 6:24 by Bible reference.
Gambling is not a partisan issue. Too few have analyzed thoughtful and objective research and build the strong negative impact of gambling on the people, especially those vulnerable to these hyped get rich quick and glamorous appeal. Increasingly, our politicians, federal, state and local media, and causes you to play as an easy way to revenue earned with little regard for the destructive gradualism of “harmless recreation” legalized gambling embrace produce.
Some of our politicians, community leaders, service clubs, and even the police and the public schools are turning heads by directly or indirectly promoting projects that receive support from the “clean money” by the community foundations and charitable organizations award be sent to the Company. This game is usually taken money from those who can not afford it. For example, a teenage neighbor came to our door selling tickets for public school project. The tickets were to win the chance to 100 lottery tickets. How subtle air conditioning, according to our minor children promote gambling support their band uniform purchases.
This author has interviewed many family members whose lives have been destroyed and homes and workplaces of subtle addiction that lost includes the growing Internet private and very addictive video lottery gambling. Few, if any of these stories make the newspapers or TV news programs.
A National Gambling impact Commission report shows the need for a moratorium on the expansion of gambling in the United States, incorporated prohibition of Internet gambling illegal gambling under 21 years and government curbs on the flow of political contributions, which is too multi – billion euro per year business. You think. At what they could use billions in real productive impulses jobs or even credit to medium-sized businesses that employ 80% of our employees
Casino trips with free transportation and bingo nights can offer retirees and Social Security recipients with check cashing privileges and the possibility of social and “leisure” outlet, but gambling as illegal drugs, which caught many in the poor and older players, more than they can afford to live, according to the study.
The National Gambling Commission report impacts require urgent attention. It shows that gambling explosion has produced a steady stream of massive support from the politicians. It requires a much overdue reform and moratorium.
Locally, the tentacles of the local and national casino and lottery revenue to run far and deep into the heart of well-being in our communities. As a runaway cancer, penetrates and subtly saps life out of our most valuable resource-our people. Gambling destroys families and futures. Gambling was designed to distinguish humans from their money.Obviously to not appreciate people’s money. For the poor, it seems a “ticket out of poverty.” In reality it is a way to misery and poverty roots. See traffic picking up at the casino and lottery counter with free transport to the door when to go to welfare and social security checks. Free bus service and check cashing assure patrons arriving at the slippery slope to addiction.
Ask your politicians, if they have money for their campaigns from the pockets of the poor and the elderly patronizing casinos and other gambling outlets generated offered. Some have accepted an offer of financial aid. Newspapers have a tendency to not have any negative comments on the casinos because remove the revenue from advertising delivered. Caring and informed citizens need to take accountability for the implicit support and protection to all gambling business, which is growing at the expense of the poor, the elderly and families in the community.
How are managers, journalists and citizens to speak with courage and with the truth and the evidence that gambling is to get people in trouble and in danger? Since we had better alternatives?
An alternative could be that multi-billions are fired for gambling to end global poverty in just five years in the microfinance loan financing, according to calculations by an international development Foundation, which specializes in poverty. When used gambling dollars for real job creation would do better productivity more to create jobs and build economies than all combined gambling industry would do in a century. If this option is no longer in line with the best management? U.S. dollar is driven by gambling dollars from hard-working legitimate businessmen. Can you imagine a better form of greed replacement? Would not it be God, and our communities, and each of us better be honored and served with such an option?