I still have a keyboard. LOL! Your dialog would fit in a Heinlein novel,
Heinlein did have considerable foresight. I can imagine Vegas evolving into his “double or nothing” society.
Also a society where only veterans are enfranchised, which is just tantalizing to try and imagine.
An interesting observation made about those critics of Heinlein who called him a “Social Darwinist”, is that Social Darwinism exists naturally, and much like natural selection, is indifferent to its advocacy (accurate or not) or criticism. People may influence it for a while, in one way or another, but in the end it wins, and accomplishes its ends, not those of its advocates or critics.
Gun rights are an excellent example of this, in that an armed society is indeed a polite society. As those who are “impolite” with guns don’t last too long. “Social Darwinism.”