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Response to John Stossel's article "State stacks deck against gamblers." Stossel is right. People like to gamble, so give them what they want and tax it. America needs to grow up and let people govern their own lives. Prohibition of anything that millions of people want never works; it only drives it underground and creates a black market that makes criminals rich.

I applaud The Times for carrying Stossel's column. He's a voice of reason in a turbulent time.

Steve Siebold
Gainesville

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