Speak Out: Dishonesty among lawmakers
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I recently read a tweet from an Alabama legislator that is so far from the truth that one must stop and call his hand. It is sad the manner in which certain lawmakers continue to lie in order to further their personal agendas, causes and prior commitments. No doubt Bryan Taylor continues his legacy of being Bob Riley’s pawn, but he does not seem to understand that his untruths continue to unearth his ignorance.

The recent tweets simply read:

“(1/2) Nat’l Indian Gaming Comm’n has announced intent to reclassify ‘one-touch’ elec. bingo from Class 3 (illegal in Ala.) to Class 2.”

“(2/2) Proposed reg is admission that PCI’s ‘one-touch’ bingo slots r currently illegal in Ala. under FED law.”

These Taylor tweets are in response to a recent announcement that the National Indian Gaming Commission is modifying the federal rules to take into account the customary one-touch method of playing electronic bingo. The stance has nothing to do with Class III products as indicated by Taylor and is not a reclassification of the process from Class III to Class II. Class III is legal in Alabama as it is currently the classification of all greyhound and thoroughbred facilities in this state.

Taylor should get up to speed before mouthing off about that which he has not a clue. The rule revision is an admission of nothing by anyone, and he should remember the definition of an electronic bingo device is federally mandated. I would imagine Taylor is also convinced that ATM units, coffee grinders and motorized grocery carts are also slot machines.

Lawmakers who openly and repeatedly lie like Taylor should be sanctioned immediately.

Luke P. Quinn
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