Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Stop California!

California has sent off its argument to the Supreme Court, in an attempt to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. Let me break down why this is bullshit.

One: there is no link between violent video games and violent behavior, period. There has NEVER been a study that has shown causation or even a correlation between the two.

Two: video games are an art. Becuase of this, they are ABSOLUTELY protected by the first amendment, and can't be banned to anyone.

Three: it is not the job of the government to protect kids. It is the job of the PARENTS to understand the rating systems and make INTELLIGENT DECISIONS. The ESRB is a great system of self regulation (that darn free market working again), and provides all of the information the parents need.

Four: if minors want video games, banned or not, they will get them. This argument also applies to porn, gambling, drugs, rated R movies, etc.

There you go. You can't just regulate everything you don't like.

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