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I'm surprised by the lack of outrage I've seen.
We elect and pay these people to tackle problems that actually affect society. Doesn't anyone else think that attacking video games is a complete waste of time right now?!
There's probably a billion other things these senators could be doing that would be more productive. Hmm, maybe if they tackled real problems like ending the war in Iraq or at least funding the troops or fixing immigration or fixing the budget the U.S. wouldn't have as many problems.
No wonder the approval ratings for Congress and the Senate is lower than the President's approval rating. They don't do anything productive
Originally posted by palehorse23
The video game argument frustrates the hell out of me!!! Why do parents not take any responsibility for what their kids are learning, doing, and seeing.
[edit on 11/21/2007 by palehorse23]
"In sum, we ask your consideration of whether it is time to review the robustness, reliability, and repeatability of your ratings process, particularly for this genre of 'ultra-violent' video games and the advances in game controllers," the letter reads.
Senators Hillary Clinton (D-NY and current presidential candidate), Joe Lieberman (I-CT, formerly a democrat and candidate for president in 2004, and Al Gore's running mate in the 2000 presidential race), and Evan Bayh (D-IN, who publicly considered a run in 2008 only to opt against it) proposed the Family Entertainment Protection Act to restrict minors' access to violent games. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS and recently withdrawn 2008 presidential candidate) attempted to pass the Truth in Video Game Rating Act, which would have required the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) to play through the games it assesses.