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Supreme Court Violent Video Games Ruling

The court ruling stems from California's attempt to ban the sale of violent video games to minors.

Violent video game
Scalia apparently believes there is no time it isn't art.

(CLEVELAND) - Under a brand new Supreme Court ruling, video games legally qualify as art. The news dashes the hopes of those who wished to restrict and censor games, particularly over graphic violent content that many suggest can have a very negative impact on kids.

It was Justice Antonin Scalia wrote for the Supreme Court Monday:

“Like the protected books, plays and movies that preceded them, video games communicate ideas — and even social messages — through many familiar literary devices (such as characters, dialogue, plot, and music) and through features distinctive to the medium (such as the player’s interaction with the virtual world).”

Nobody disagrees that the content of video games in some cases like the Grand Theft Auto series, have become increasingly bloody and violent.

It is also true that sexual innuendo is common, and without proper guidance from parents, at a minimum, it remains possible and wide believed that these things can potentially lead a kid in a direction they might not otherwise go in.

The court ruling stems from California's attempt to ban the sale of violent video games to minors. In the court's opinion, “That suffices to confer First Amendment protection.”

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Supreme Court Violent Video Games Ruling:

18 and under, someone is appointed to manage the wealth,
As the law has deemed they are not able to do it their self,
Not viewing detrimental violence contained in a video game,
Is, “Unconstitutional” & that Supreme Court ruling is insane.

These black robed legalistic, “morons” decided to do away,
With a California law regulating what children watch, they say,
“Restrict the ideas to which children may be exposed" violates,
Their 1st amendment Rights to watch video games that annihilates.

Anything that gets in the way of seedy characters who practice hate,
Not limited to but including property destruction, murder and rape,
isn't it strange how minors have not faculties to manage their funds?
However, there’s enough mental capacity to engage in play with guns.

But, they are not real firearms, it’s just fantasy and only on a screen,
Okay, how many accidental deaths have occurred via wrestling seen?
Because “graphic violence” which would be otherwise under exposed,
Is now readily available to corrupt our children and that’s how it grows.

“Monkey see monkey do” U.S. Supreme Court which monkey are you?
Are we now to allow kids to watch and anticipate in pornography too?
Is it not bad enough that some parents actually buy and bring them home,
Mom & pop are no longer necessary now Dick & Jane rent on their own.

So, exactly how does, “free speech” equate to leisurely to watching crap?
Are there not laws to ban the sale of hard core material in, “gangsta rap?”
"No doubt a state possesses legitimate power to protect children from harm,"
Where I am left wondering if an 18 billion industry helped silence the alarm?

That quote by Justice Scalia is humorous, he points out violence in fairy tales,
Hansel & Gretel or Cinderella did not induce the violence that leads to jail,
Many of our youth participated in gun battles, sexual assault & stealing cars,
As I very seriously doubt if there are any ,”cartoons” being discussed in bars.

Nor is there any training of birds to pluck adversaries eyes by killer doves,
But there is an acute awareness to not leave fingerprints by wearing gloves,
When was the last time you heard of dancing in red hot shoes till you're dead?
I'll be a monkey’s uncle if an over is used for anything other than baking bread.

Thomas & Breyer agreed the 7-2 majority is reading something that isn't there,
Sad but true as state laws have to step in where parents are shown not to care,
Scalia added, “certainly the books given children contain no shortage of gore,”
It begs the question: so why give them access to videos that contain even more?

By Luke Easter

Special thanks to: New York Times for information in this article and poem.

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Luke Easter is a poet who writes about things that are very close to the heart of Salem-News.com. Another former U.S. Marine, Luke heals the world with an approach that reaches people on a different level, one known for centuries, yet too often forgotten in the one we live in.

We live in a world of social & economic injustice. The main reason for founding America in the first place was to relieve the oppression of the King of England. Patrick Henry said it best, “give me liberty or give me death.” And yet, all too often death seems to be the only way out. Why is there such a high suicide rate especially among teens, in the land of the free & the home of the brave? What makes headlines? Good news? Ha! More depressing stories than anything else. I feel poetry takes an edge off the hurt of bad news while still delivering it but in a, “glitzy” sort of way. Giving a different perspective. Kind of like slap in the face as opposed to a knife in the back. At least with the slap you’ll live to see another day and you will know whom it’s from. I wasn’t here for the beginning of the world but at 59, I just might be here for the end.

Even though it’s still a knife, rhyme poetry helps to dull the blade. And that’s my job. You can write to Luke Easter at: lyricsfromlucas@aol.com




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Agron belica June 28, 2011 7:06 pm (Pacific time)

Thanks for sharing!!!

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