Gambling won’t benefit anyone

Published 10:23 pm Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dear editor,

In my view, is gambling really the answer to our school problems? The money the state would get from gambling proceeds would be only a drop in the bucket for school funding.

Over the years, I’ve seen so many people rich and poor lose everything including family. Some commit suicide to so call solve the problem.

I’ve seen destitute mothers wearing house shoes waiting in line to buy lottery tickets. Guess what.

Most are still destitute and our school funding was and still is in short supply.

So is legalized gambling a good idea? Who really reaps the benefits?

– Bennie Chaney, Clanton