Now that the Maryland Live casino is swelling to full force, we can usher in the New Year with the creation of a modern-day Sodom and Gomorrah open 24/7.
Masses of people are now to be allowed to legally gamble away all their savings, increase their credit card debt, indulge in drink and succumb to other temptations all under one roof.
Despite the hype that casino profits will be used for the public good, any benefit we receive from them will be nullified by the cost of cleaning up the social and health problems they create.
Free training for table dealers is not a way to rebuild a floundering economy. People's basic needs for healthful pursuits, real community and meaningful work are being denied. The fiddling screeches louder as any hope for a country with justice for all burns to the ground.
Joyce Wolpert, BaltimoreCopyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun