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Saturday, December 03, 2005 

Pride: Eat Constitution, Blago!

Ding Dong! The ban is dead!

Gov. Rod Blagojevich can't believe he lost his bid to regulate video game content.

"This battle is not over," Blagojevich said in a statement. "Parents should be able to expect that their kids will not have access to excessively violent and sexually explicit video games without their permission."
Dispite Hot-Rod's protestations, the ban is dead, buired and rotting in the hell from which it was spawned.
Kennelly said state officials came "nowhere near" demonstrating that the law passes constitutional muster.
Parents, you are now on notice in Illinois. You have to actually, you know, PARENT if you want your kids video game free.

Long time readers know that I am no fan of violent video games, but unlike Sen. Clinton and Gov. HotRod, I fully support the 1st Amendment rights of Developers and Publishers to create whatever they want. I don't like it, so I don't buy it and I will not allow my daughter to buy it. Seems like a real good plan, too bad the fans of censorship and big government don't see it that way.

Here is the "Money" from the article:
"It's unfortunate that the state of Illinois spent taxpayer money defending this statute. This is precisely what we told them would happen," said David Vite, president of the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, one of the groups that sued over the law.
Unfortunate? More like CRIMINAL. What a waste... He could have just tossed that money into my pocket and my company would have continued to make games that were decidedly NOT violent. At least that way the people he claims to have served would have had the benefit of more choices for their kids.

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