In yet another blow to the anti-gaming faction that just doesn’t seem to understand how the U.S. Constitution works, U.S. District Judge James Brady has struck down Louisiana’s ridiculous attempt to keep video games out of the hands of minors.
Lawmakers in states across America have been lining up to challenge video games. State after state has dumped thousands and thousands of dollars down the toilet in what can only be described as an insane attempt to garner votes by “protecting the children.”
Rather than seek real (and legal) solutions to the problems they perceive, the anti-game faction has insisted on floating bills that are destined to fail. Every law that has been struck down has placed restrictions on and penalties for the sale of “explicit” games to minors. The efforts all attempt to take the rights of censorship out of parents’ hands and place them smack in the realm of government.
The repeated headlines make me give pause. Why are we electing people to office that insist on tossing our tax dollars into the garbage, while trying to tell us how to raise our children?
If government officials want to take over parental rights, I’m willing to bet there are thousands of parents out there that would just love to send the legislators in states such as California, Louisiana, Illinois (and on and on) bills for clothing, food, child care and housing.
I wonder if that would make them stop the insanity?
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