Prohibition II

George Will - who has easily been the wisest conservative commentator these past five years - makes the case against banning online gambling. Well, it makes itself, actually. Money quote:

[G]overnments and sundry busybodies seem affronted by the Internet, as they are by any unregulated sphere of life. The speech police are itching to bring bloggers under campaign-finance laws that control the quantity, content and timing of political discourse. And now, by banning a particular behavior—the entertainment some people choose, using their own money—government has advanced its mother-hen agenda of putting a saddle and bridle on the Internet.

Apart from the horrifyingly mixed metaphor, I couldn't agree more. Cluck, cluck. Neiiighhh!