Rated M: Hagan’s crusade against games

Senator Kay Hagan of Guilford County, is co-sponsoring a bill that would outlaw vendors from selling video games to minors if the games are rated “Mature”.

Senator Hagan said, “If you see the number of hours that young children are watching these video games and then the aggressive behavior that many people feel is very much a direct result of spending time watching these games — many many people are crying out for this.”

People are crying… crying out for better parenting and less wasting of taxpayer funds. The responsibility of a child’s behavior do not lie in the vendors or games, but in the parents. If it did, children would still grow violent from ratings of “E” (Everyone). Kingdom Hearts for example involves wielding a sword and slicing and dicing animals into oblivion.

Many, many people are crying out for you to govern, not parent, as well, Senator. Will you listen to them?


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  • Not enough people are crying for a state senator who governs instead of parents. They had their chance on November 2nd when they overwhelmingly re-elected her. The people deserve the politicians they got.

  • Not enough people are crying for a state senator who governs instead of parents. They had their chance on November 2nd when they overwhelmingly re-elected her. The people deserve the politicians they got.

  • darkmoon

    Perhaps. Unfortunately, the people have to be the political watchdog since no one else watches them. I just find that the Senator obviously is pushing for what parents are calling for. So obviously there are many parents out there that basically do not take responsibility in their children when it comes to video games.
    The fact that Walmart cards you for M-rated games is great. Every vendor should do that. To make it a law, is ridiculous. Especially when you consider the ratings are very inconsistent, similar to TV and movie ratings.

  • darkmoon

    Perhaps. Unfortunately, the people have to be the political watchdog since no one else watches them. I just find that the Senator obviously is pushing for what parents are calling for. So obviously there are many parents out there that basically do not take responsibility in their children when it comes to video games.
    The fact that Walmart cards you for M-rated games is great. Every vendor should do that. To make it a law, is ridiculous. Especially when you consider the ratings are very inconsistent, similar to TV and movie ratings.