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- Aug 27, 2005
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- Houston, TX
- Political Leaning
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday about the federal court's decision to throw out California's ban on violent games, marking the first time a case involving the interactive medium itself has gone before the Supreme Court. It's another sign that the $20 billion-a-year industry, long considered to be just child's play, is now all grown up.
And I hope that SCOTUS does the right thing by striking down the California law that treats violent video games much like pornography. It is none of the government's business what the general public purchases in the way of games. Oh yes it is, some are bound to say. Violent video games affect our children, right? Um, wrong. There has been violence on TV for ages. Do we ban TV shows? How about guns? Should we ban those too?
The government is a government, not a damn nanny!!
End.Of.Discussion - Well not quite, and not yet. But you can count on the fact that SCOTUS will end that discussion soon. Governments need to be out of our private lives, and I predict a 100% probability that this is what SCOTUS will rule. And thank you, George Bush, for appointing the right judges to decide this issue. No government ant farms for me, thank you.
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