Yesterday, the US Supreme Court overturned California’s ban on selling violent video games to children. I have to admit, I’m a little torn. Is it really okay to allow kids to purchase violent video games? I have no problem with adults purchasing these games, but there are morons out there who will hand over a game to their six year old without a care in the world.
On the other hand, I believe that parents should be responsible for their own children and that includes determining if their child can play certain video games.
I do have an issue with Justice Thomas’s dissent: “The practices and beliefs of the founding generation establish that ‘the freedom of speech,’ as originally understood, does not include a right to speak to minors (or a right of minors to access speech) without going through the minors’ parents or guardians.”
Really? We’re going to make a judgement call on our Constitution to what the founding generation thought? Put it that way and women should still not have the right to vote.