Casino Watch Focus reported that Rep Barney Frank introduced a bill to legalize internet gambling despite an overwhelming amount of opposition. Now, in a radio interview on Nevada Public Radio, Frank is claiming that personal freedom to gamble online should outweigh the need to protect children. Frank believes that because the Internet has other dangers to children, the government should simply disregard the impact to our children:
When asked about claims from Spencer Bachus and others that online gambling puts children at risk, Frank deftly defended his regulatory bill. Frank said it is “insensible to say the only danger on the Internet is gambling.” The Massachusetts Representative pointed out that many products online are guarded by age restrictions.