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Monday, June 27, 2011

Quick thoughts about the Supreme Court Decision

So in case you have been living under a rock the Supreme Court has heard and ruled on the California law equating violent video games to tobacco and firearms. Pretty scary stuff. Of course the Supreme court heard none of it and ruled the law unconstitutional.

Won't someone think of the children is, and has always been a low-brow argument. When I was a kid my parents did allow me to play violent videogames. They also allowed me to read Shakespeare. Let me ask you a question.... when was the last time you read MacBeth or even Romeo and Juliet? Pretty gruesome stuff. Sorry to get sidetracked, but the won't someone think of the children argument will get you political points in certain demographics. They won't stand up in court.

3 comments:

  1. Or the Bible. There's some brutal stuff in there too.

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  2. @Axle seriously! Great point!

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