Some might find it surprising that there aren't laws in place to prevent kids
from seeing or purchasing rated R movies. Why then can't the kids go to these
movies? Because it's monitored by the industry. Video games are
exactly the same. It is almost impossible to find a place that won't require ID
when purchasing rated M games. It is possible but you would probably have to
find some online store because NONE of the major retailers will let you buy a
game without ID.This law will not change that. The only thing
repealing this law has done is kept everything exactly the same. People seem to be worried that their kids will now be able to purchase rated M
games in stores. This will not be the case. The ESRB will still be allowed to
require their retailers to deny the sales of rated M games to children under the
age of 17.None of this would even be an issue if parents would
simply use the parental controls on their kids gaming consoles. Don't make the government do the work for the industry and the parents.
So how much legislative time was "wasted" on this issue when it was
eventually vetoed? Just get the proper business of the people conducted in the
State Legislature, please, and quit drafting message bills.
That darn Constitution, always getting in the way.P.S. I love
Why is the E.F. mad? The Supreme Court ruled that people not government have the
right to choose what is appropriate. That is small government. That is
conservative economically. Granted this ruling does not favor those who support
mind-control, but it fits American values of allowing us to make choices for
ourselves. I am sure there are many Americans who aren't smart enough to make
the choices certain organizations want us to make, but the Constitution does not
give government the right to force us to follow any one organizations morals.
This ruling is a great politically conservative (maybe not right-wing though)