Pesidential Hopeful supports Online Poker
This just in from the PPA (Poker Players Alliance):
Presidential Candidate Takes a Stand in Support of Poker Rights
In the past week the poker community has had a prominent Congressman introduce legislation to regulate poker and a few days ago a former two-term Governor now presidential candidate has issued a statement in support of poker player's rights. We have told you about Gary Johnson before, he is the former popular Governor of New Mexico
and he is an ardent opponent of the UIGEA and a proponent of your freedom to play online poker. Here is what Governor Johnson said this week:
Gary Johnson is the former two-term Governor of New Mexico, a Republican candidate for President, and a long-time defender of personal freedom. You can voice your support for poker by going to www.GaryJohnson2012.com/poker.
And that freedom includes your right to play online poker.
Governor Johnson has strongly condemned the federal crackdown on online poker, arguing that the right to assume risk and to gamble (in the privacy of one's own home, no less) is a basic right that should not involve the government.
Governor Johnson has issued the following statement: “Government has absolutely no business telling Americans what they can do with their own time and their own money on their own computers, and that most certainly should apply to playing poker online. The fact that Americans are now prevented from playing online poker is an outrage. Unfortunately it is but another chilling example of how Congress and the Justice Department continue to trample on our personal liberty.
“As President, I will do everything in my power to restore your right to play online poker, and ensure that such a right can never be taken away again.”
Governor Johnson is also taking to the Click here to see what he is saying (http://capwiz.com/pokerplayersalliance/utr/1/KCIDQCMJWW/KUHUQCNDUC/7092698626).
Finally, we are pleased to announce that Governor Johnson will be at the World Series of Poker
on July 8th and available to meet poker players and the media at the PPA Booth. If you are in Las Vegas, we encourage you to stop by the PPA Booth (right outside the Brasilia Poker Room) between 1pm and 3pm to meet Gary Johnson in person.