The Government Needs Even More Warnings and Fines
But really, why should the government stop there? I think when they are judging whether they deem content fits their definition of “violent”, they should also deem whether a game is good or not. The punishment should be the same for selling a bad game as it is for selling a violent game to consumers. I propose that retailers would face the $1000 if they sell a bad game to a consumer. Isn’t that also a horrible infraction that we should be worried about? The government should do us all a favor and keep their idea of a bad game out of our hands as well as keeping their idea of a violent game out of our children’s hands.
Why stop there? Why are video games singled out? Why not do this for music and movies? If a retailer sells a copy of N.W.A.’s “Straight Outta Compton” that has the hit song “F--k Tha Police” or NOFX’s “So Long and Thanks for all the Shoes” featuring “Murder the Government” to a 10 year old kid, shouldn’t they be fined $1000? I’m betting a ton of retailers have sold copies of “The Matrix” to 14 year olds. In “The Matrix”, the protagonists are terrorists that slaughter a bunch of innocent security guards. No one’s complaining about that! But perhaps more importantly, if a retailer sells copy of “The Sign” by Ace of Base or “From Justin to Kelly” they definitely deserve to be punished!