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During a recent hearing Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Republican Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia said, ”The right to determine each state’s path resides in a state. It has not been, nor should it ever be, determined by the federal government. Several states have chosen to move beyond the nationwide gambling that has been established for decades, multistate lotteries like Powerball and MegaMillions. Many states have had decades of horse or dog racing with licensed on-site betting. Some states, like Maryland, created officially sanctioned “Off Track Betting” parlors to increase the legal opportunities for gambling on horse racing. And recently some states, such as New Jersey, have successfully begun utilizing technological solutions to allow people to play Internet-based casino games. These states are able to do so because they restrict play to those people who are physically within that state’s boundaries. Georgia does so with online lottery sales, and each of these states have witnessed a corresponding increase in state revenues."   Federalism, and the 10th Amendment to the Constitution, is sacrosanct. There is an effort underway, financed and promulgated by special interests, to trample on the Constitution in order to prohibit states from legalizing online gambling. In the House, the Restore America’s Wire Act, H.R. 707, introduced by Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, chairman of the House Committee on Government Reform, in an effort to trample federalism for an activity that some don’t like. Not only does the Chaffetz bill ban all state-legalized and -regulated Internet gambling, the bill also rolls back state laws regarding the sale of lottery tickets on the Internet.

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