Why not legalize all vice?

August 01, 2012

Well done, Gov. Martin O'Malleyand Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller: We definitely need a sixth casino site, and I totally agree with Mr. O'Malley's statement last week about the need to maximize the state's revenue from gaming.

But where were the Democrats when a majority of voters in the state electedRobert L. Ehrlich Jr. governor on a gaming platform? Think of all the money Democrats lost the state since then because of party politics.

Still, I've got a great idea how they could get some back. Put slots in bars, convenience stores, department stores, gas stations, wherever. It was that way in the 1950s and early 1960s.

Just think: The money people saved on gas driving to the casinos could be put into slots, benefiting the state.

And while they're at it, why not legalize prostitution and drugs during the special session as well? It's all over the country anyway, the state just isn't harvesting any money from it.

Bob Bailey, Glen Burnie

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