Should the U.S. Government regulate the entertainment industry?
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This statement, although from a cartoon, is true. Sexual, Violent and Drug centered entertainment seems to be what is concidered acceptible in todays society.
I will be using the Idea of Social Contract.
On to my first contention: The government has a moral obligation to protect the children and future of its people. In the united states most people will tell you that the children are the future. New technological advances have made pop culture spread faster than ever. in an article by Medicine.net " Popular Culture has benn plauged with drugs, sex and violence". Is this the influence our children should be getting? Absolutly not. Yes, there are parents who dont care what there child listens to, or watch's. Children are being exposed to more violence than ever before. Killing being glorified is not acceptible in todays society, and if the parents of these children dont take controll the government has to. In the state of Nebraska,the sale of violent video games has been banned to anyone under 18. A study at the University of Nebraska concluded that " Violent Video Games if played habitually, do have negitive phycologica effects on the adolecent brain". The government has the obligation to guide children to success.
My second contention is: Pop culture has a huge influence on society as a whole.
With the expansion of hip hop and rap music, it is hard to find a song without some sort of swear word or sexual content in it. Hip Hop and rap music have made it acceptible to use illegal drugs and break the law. Kanye West stated " Im not a role model", but in all truth, all music, movie and sports icons are role models. The Media hypes these people up so much that they have made these people god like. the influence from pop ulture is huge and negitive influence must be controlled.
In conclusion, I have stated how the U.S. government has a moral obligation to its people due to the social contract and needs to controll negitive influence. I urge your vote in PRO. Thank You
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