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Was it right to undo the ban on violent video

Mathew
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7/29/2011 1:05:02 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Freedom of Speech is the first and possibly most important amendment to the constitution. Without this amendment we wouldn't have many of the books and movies we love today. Banning is a violation to our Freedom of Speech. Many books and movies are rated R. These books and movies have the right to freely express their ideas. Does this mean we should ban all our R rated books and movies? No. Same goes for video games. Parents should be the ones to decide what video games their children are playing. Families should be responsible for what their kids are exposed to, not the government.
Ore_Ele
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7/29/2011 1:15:39 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 7/29/2011 1:05:02 PM, Mathew wrote:
Freedom of Speech is the first and possibly most important amendment to the constitution. Without this amendment we wouldn't have many of the books and movies we love today. Banning is a violation to our Freedom of Speech. Many books and movies are rated R. These books and movies have the right to freely express their ideas. Does this mean we should ban all our R rated books and movies? No. Same goes for video games. Parents should be the ones to decide what video games their children are playing. Families should be responsible for what their kids are exposed to, not the government.

There is a mis-understanding that this thread is perpetuating. This wasn't a flat out ban, this was a ban against the sale to children of violent games.

The government isn't taking the responsibility from the parents, it was forcing the parents to take the responsibility. Parents should be the ones to make the dicision, and in order for them to do so, that means they have to be the ones buying the games for their kids. If a child can go to a store and buy a violent game on their own, that is by-passing their parents, and thus taking power away from their parents to hold that responsibility.

This would have given the power back to the parent to be the ultimate sayer of "yes" or "no," not the government.
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DaveElectric
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10/3/2011 5:11:48 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
I remember being a kid and having the most fun with violent video games, so yes I think it was right to undo the ban. It would be pure hypocrisy for me to support the ban now.