Congressman Frank Wolf, A republican from the Virginia’s 10th congressional district needs to retire this November because he has forgotten what it means to be conservative. He, along with Congressman Joe Baca (D-Ca.), have teamed up to push Bill H.R. 4204, or Violence in Video Games Labeling Act. The bill would put warning labels on all video games warning of the unscientifically proven conclusion that video games cause aggressive behavior.
I wrote a story about it over at GamePolitics if you want to read the language of the bill. Basically it would require the following warning on video games:
“WARNING: Exposure to violent video games has been linked to aggressive behavior.”
Since the scientific community can’t agree on such a conclusion and the U.S. Supreme Court has rejected much of the evidence they use in formulating this bill, isn’t it about time that Joe Baca and his partners in crime stop pushing wrong-head regulations that are simply meant to scare the shit out of parents?
I thought conservatives believe in less regulation on businesses? Aren’t companies like Activision, EA, Ubisoft, et al businesses?
If you feel as strongly as I do about the government meddling with an entire industry in the name of “protecting the children,” feel free to contact Rep. Wolf by email or by phone or FAX.