Senator Wants To Help Children By Relieving Parents Of Their Duties
from the the-nanny-state dept
Children must pay a lot in taxes and have excellent lobbyists because there's no end to the parade of politicians looking out for them. And if you thought that it was just Republicans who got outraged over indecency on TV and videogames, think again. Hillary Clinton intends to seek federal funding to study the effects that video games and "media saturation" have on youth. Clinton claims that parents need help in this area, though it seems pretty easy to avoid paying the $500 it costs for a new game console. If the result of these studies were simply that parents should control their kids habits more that might be okay, but in reality they're likely to bolster calls for more regulation. Then, the parents can rest comfortably knowing that the government has taken care of everything, and that they needn't bother teaching their children about responsible videogame play, television watching or internet use. Strangely, that doesn't sound very "pro-family".