The nannies can’t let society take care of itself. No, they must pass laws telling the rest of us what to do and how to think.
Today’s Exhibit A is a bill offered in the New York state Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright, a Manhattan Democrat.
The summary of A01474 reads, “Prohibits the sale to minors of certain rated video games containing a rating that reflects content of various degrees of profanity, racist stereotypes or derogatory language, and/or actions toward a specific group of persons.”
And you thought parents were responsible for their children?
But for us free-speech absolutists, the devil lies in the definitions.
What is profane? Darn?
What is a racist stereotype? Italian mobsters?
What is derogatory language to a nannie-stater?
First they come for video games, next will be music, newspapers, books, blogs and schools.
“They” can’t stand that we won’t tuck inside their mold.