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JeffCo gambling indictment is tax money absolutely wasted.

David K. Williams, Jr.

Despite cries to the contrary, the government has more money than it can reasonably spend. How else can one explain an 18 month criminal investigation of an alleged bookmaking enterprise in Jefferson County? (See “Denver-area sports-betting operation took high-end clients and bets, indictment says” in today’s Denver Post.)

If government has the resources to spend on such an undertaking, it has too much money.

Concerned about funding for public schools? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on a teacher.

Concerned about funding for public health? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on a nurse.

Concerned about funding for roads and bridges? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on repairs.

Concerned about solving crimes of violence? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been spent on a law enforcement officer investigating a violent crime.

Concerned about high taxes? Talk to the officials in charge of this investigation. The money spent on every law enforcement officer employed on this investigation could have been returned to you.

Until government stops spending money enforcing laws prohibiting consensual adult conduct like gambling, it does not deserve another dime.

If “progressives” are really concerned about public education, they should be going after this wasted law enforcement money.

If “conservatives” are really concerned about limited government, they should be going after this wasted law enforcement money.

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