Good evening folks! A big decision in favor of supporters of electronic entertainment came down Monday. For those of you who may or may not have heard, the Supreme Court rejected a California state law banning the sale of violent video games to children. This is great news for those concerned about issues of censorship, and a blow to all of the scapegoating politicians who target video games as the cause for social ills. Now perhaps these same pols can focus on things that truly cause violence in society, like lack of opportunities and hopelessness.
Now that video games fall under first speech protection, any gamer can say that what they do as a hobby is worth defending. So the next time I play Mortal Kombat, I will be expressing my first amendment rights. Defending our freedoms and ripping out spines at the same time. Isn’t it great? LOL.
Marc W. Polite