Casinos – A Bad Gamble for Georgia Families | Family Policy Alliance of Georgia

May 25

You have to admit, the Left takes on some difficult arguments: They argue a baby isn’t a baby, a boy isn’t necessarily a boy, and what has been marriage throughout the history of the world isn’t the only definition of marriage. Sadly, they have gotten quite good at making utterly nonsensical arguments.

When it comes to casinos, however, even the Left often doesn’t have the stomach to make an argument on the merits. Only rarely will you hear casino proponents arguing that their construction in and of itself is a positive thing. Instead, they will argue for its peripheral benefits- increased tax dollars flowing into our community, into our education system and scholarship programs, and new jobs for our workers.

Those arguments sound good on the surface, but they are dead wrong.

That’s why Family Policy Alliance of Georgia has released this educational video  telling the truth about the dangers of bringing casinos to our state.

No, casinos don’t bring economic prosperity to the community – they destroy hope for progress. No, casinos don’t bring tourism – they cannibalize local spending. No, casinos don’t improve educational opportunity – they drain Hope Scholarship funding. No, casinos don’t make lives better – they obliterate families, open pathways for the destruction of innocence with more human trafficking, and lead to a radical jump in crime.

Look, we know there are good, well-meaning, otherwise conservative men and women who support bringing casinos to Georgia. However, they are not only wrong on this issue, but their stance has profound implications for job loss, dwindling educational opportunity, crime and human trafficking, and the destruction of the family.

We cannot treat this as a side issue that can be boxed off and separated from the rest of conservative, pro-family policy. We must challenge those who seek to advance the growth of the casino industry, articulate the truth, and, when dealing with conservative brothers and sisters, lovingly engage in a frank dialogue that shares the consequences of their position.

Family Policy Alliance of Georgia is committed to defeating efforts to grow the casino industry in our state. While that doesn’t mean we can’t find common ground with those who disagree with us on this issue, it does mean that we cannot look the other way. Join with us today by sharing this video, engaging in serious dialogue with those who say “I agree with you on everything but this,” and strengthening our movement so that we can be thoroughly pro-family, pro-jobs, and pro-education here in Georgia.

Contact your legislator and ask them to oppose casino legislation in the next session. You can find contact information for your lawmakers quickly by entering your ZIP code in our Action Center.

In His Service,

Cole Muzio

President and Executive Director
Family Policy Alliance of Georgia

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