Most, if not all, of the bloggers in this alliance share similar fiscally conservative, pro-life, pro-marriage values.
I also have a strong opposition to gambling and gambling expansion (because of its social costs). I helped stop an off-track betting facility from coming into my area and did quite a bit of research (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9) on the social costs of gambling and gambling addiction.
In light of this, I was surprised to read at Right Angle Blog that a member of our alliance "has supported having video slot machines at the state’s horse racetracks as an alternative to raising taxes" and is considering lobbying "the Legislature to change Ohio law to allow casinos."
I know I may be opening a can of worms here, but how does Ohio's conservative blogsophere view the issue? Can we be characterized as strongly against gambling, strongly favoring it (except for outliers like me), or split down the middle?