Originally Posted by kipperthefrog
I agree. one question: is it legal for parents to buy a playboy for their kid?
As far as I know a parent can buy porn R rated movies, and any other adult thing for their children to use. They can allow the child to drink alcoholic beverages in their home.
The government already regulates a great deal of speech. Swearing is not allowed on over the air channels. Graphic violence(as opposed to cartoon violence) is not allowed on over the air channels. Nudity is not allowed on over the air channels.
Video games SHOULD be a regulated form of speech. While I
may not have a problem with letting my
child play a "violent" video game, I
would prefer that it was my
choice as a parent.
Also look at the recording industry. The SAME argument was made back then. Dee Snider even made a very impassioned speech about it, as well as John Denver.