From Wannabe Lawyer...
07 April 2005, 10:48 pm
A casino in Singapore would jeopardise the city-states family values reputation and place it at risk of becoming a money-laundering hub, the main opposition Workers' Party said "The Workers' Party does not want the international community to identify Singapore as synonymous with casinos and gaming," it said.
'It is also not known how having a casino will affect Singapore's reputation as a good place to ensure family values and bring up children.'
I'm just sick and tired of that old "family values" bugbear used to justify every reactionary impulse to control.
We're all sick and tired of the PAP using it to justify their bigoted ways, do we really need another bunch of people (and they call themselves opposition at that) to do the same thing?
If there's one thing I cannot stand more than a oppressive government, its a stupid opposition. And when I weigh the degree of oppressiveness of the PAP against the stupidity of the Worker's Party,the WP is clearly more stupid by a big margin.
Sorry guys, you just lost my vote.
TODAYonline - Singapore's opposition gives red light to casino plan.