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Don’t curtail liberty

The fact that some individuals misuse their liberty — to their own detriment — does not justify curtailing the rest of the citizenry’s liberty, contrary to the Butler Eagle’s May 7 editorial opposing Internet gambling.
What the editorial is advocating is a paternalistic state in which individuals’ sovereignty is curtailed by an expansive government that purportedly promotes virtue and prohibits vice — a thorough perversion of the actual function of the government of a republic founded on the principle of individual rights.
To find a government more to the liking of the editorial, one need only recall the Vice and Virtue Ministry of Afghanistan under Taliban rule.

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Amesh A. Adalja, M.D.
Penn Township
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