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Sessler's Soapbox: Video Games in the Supreme Court

Posted: May 4, 2010
Sessler's Soapbox: Video Games in the Supreme Court
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Adam discusses the supreme court case where the justices will decide if video games are a protected form of free speech.

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  • Zx2654

    I just need to say one thing, thank you Adam. I am a child myself and hearing one adult say that we should be protected by the 1st ammendment just is nice. I am a Canadian and I know the ripple effects that would happen from this if they passed it. Thank you and great soapbox.

    Posted: May 5, 2010 4:22 AM
    Zx2654
  • Zx2654

    I just need to say one thing, thank you Adam. I am a child myself and hearing one adult say that we should be protected by the 1st ammendment just is nice. I am a Canadian and I know the ripple effects that would happen from this if they passed it. Thank you and great soapbox.

    Posted: May 5, 2010 4:22 AM
    Zx2654
  • zenmastersamuraimonk

    adam for president, okay gotta go have some barn sex now

    Posted: May 5, 2010 4:18 AM
    zenmastersamuraimonk
  • RossMunE

    Big fan Adam and I know you are usually spot on about doing your homework, but I do wonder if you actually have read the actual law (SB1070) that you're referring too. It's a little much to suggest random search and seizures specifically when said bill outright makes that illegal. PDF link : http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/4 9leg/2r/bills/sb1070s.pdf

    Posted: May 5, 2010 4:01 AM
    RossMunE
  • mastaharro

    i don't see why violent games should be kept from anyone at any age, at all i think it should be a choice thing, i mean, anyone that's 8 years old could go on the internet look up crazy bestiality play the most extreme games you could imagine and then look up the foulest "comedy" clip on the web, if you ban minors from getting violent games then you would have to make a homeschooling law so they don't see all the other awful things that happen around the world on a daily basis.

    Posted: May 5, 2010 3:48 AM
  • b1abbermouth64

    i like adam hes a smart guy

    Posted: May 5, 2010 1:12 AM
    b1abbermouth64
  • Jeespot

    Awesome soapbox, I hate it when "The Man" feels the need to step in even though they're just giving the baby it's "Ba Bah." Hopefully D.C. actually reads into the issue and realizes that the constitution's credibility is at stake.

    **ALSO P.S., You guys need to boost the db's on your guys' mics on these videos after the mix down. I understand its a small mic, but with a little EQ and some compression tech you can still bump up the volume while keeping a crisp sound. I noticed that on the feedback also, while that is at a decent volume, the mid range needs to be reduced a bit for Adam and Patrick to give something to work with with what streaming internet audio can put out.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 11:25 PM
    Jeespot
  • PcBuilder

    Adam, I'd like to point out that this is a FEDERAL law [U.S.C. 1304(e)], Arizona is simply enforcing it, I do hope that it is successful in its attempt to decrease the number of undocumented aliens in the state and overall in this country. Having said that I also hope that the police do not abuse their "power" and profile, and that there will be consequences for any officer that does, as this is what was passed reads: For any lawful contact made by a law enforcement official or agency of this state ... where reasonable suspicion exists that the person is an alien who is unlawfully present in the United States, a reasonable attempt shall be made, when practicable, to determine the immigration status of the person. Lastly I really hope this is (though I know it won't because CA is so far lost) enforced in California, I love America and what it has stood for be that an country of freedom, a refuge from kings, dictators, terrorists, guerilla militia's, or oppression ; and a country where cultures can mix and learn from one another, I am sick and tired of seeing(where I live) a Mexican flag fly higher than the Red, White and Blue. I could never imagine myself flying a Polish, Hungarian, Ukrainian, or Guatemalan flag higher than that of the country that has done nothing but protect my thoughts, speech, life, loved ones, beliefs or lack there of, and most important my rights( not entitlements) to a better life and over happiness as I see fit and my freedoms( like to own a gun).

    Posted: May 4, 2010 10:56 PM
    PcBuilder
  • Vexation

    Just to clarify, these are the exact words in the Bill that have everyone in a hubub:

    Under Miscellaneous Provsions:

    Authorizes peace officers to lawfully stop a person if they have reasonable suspicion to believe the person is in violation of a civil traffic offense and human smuggling laws.

    AND

    Authorizes a peace officer to arrest a person without a warrant if the officer has probable cause to believe that the person has committed any public offense that makes the person removable from the U.S.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 10:22 PM
    Vexation
  • JimMD102

    Good points made. What's going on in Arizona in general is nuts. From what I have read, their new governor is a crazy bitch.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 10:20 PM
    JimMD102
  • minaxomanoginga

    ok for some reason you talk about free speach and all that jazz but when u curse on here its edited y is that is their a law aginst curses on the internet? but yes kids underaged may watch this site but they also may have access to the games that do have profanity and swear words. but yes if u don't know ur rights when the do take them away would you really know the difference so read ur bill of rights if u want to play ur god of war and halo or modern warfare

    Posted: May 4, 2010 10:14 PM
    minaxomanoginga
  • lostboys33

    Wait im allowed to buy M games without my mum. WALMART HERE I COME!! Oh and vey good

    Posted: May 4, 2010 10:11 PM
    lostboys33
  • frictionman

    Making a blanket statement that people who disagree havent read the bill, doesnt help your argument. I read it, i understood it. Check out the case of Mapp vs. Ohio and/or Weeks vs. United States. The reason that this law is unconstitutional is that asking someone who, for example got in a fight, but has no ID on them, if they are here illegally A) has nothing to do with the crime at hand and B) encourages racial profiling, as it is evident that the overwhelming majority of illegal aliens are latino, and C) constitutes an unreasonable search. It is equivalent to asking every person who is arrested of a crime if they smoke marijuana or look at child pornography; regardless of the fact that this also promotes racial profiling, it clearly violates the constitutional rights of citizens. Just a friendly reminder that people who commit crimes have rights as well.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 10:06 PM
    frictionman
  • frictionman

    Making a blanket statement that people who disagree havent read the bill, doesnt help your argument. I read it, i understood it. Check out the cases of Mapp vs. Ohio and/or Weeks vs. United States. The reason that this law is unconstitutional is that asking someone who, for example got in a fight, but has no ID on them, if they are here illegally A) has nothing to do with the crime at hand and B) encourages racial profiling, as it is evident that the overwhelming majority of illegal aliens are latino, and C) constitutes an unreasonable search. It is equivalent to asking every person who is arrested of a crime if they smoke marijuana or look at child pornography; regardless of the fact that this also promotes racial profiling, it clearly violates the constitutional rights of citizens. Just a friendly reminder that people who are accused of crimes have rights as well. In fact, most constitutional rights are the rights of the accused.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 10:03 PM
    frictionman
  • alivealie

    First of all, I am shocked by the number of people, including those who have read Bill 1070 (I'm looking at you, teknoaxe) that think it is such a good idea. Now, I have no interest in sparking further debate about the nature of the bill itself, or its numerous and specific clauses, which may (or may not) point to the legal permission of racial profiling. I live in Arizona, and I have a very kind, very legal Mexican family living next door to me. I play videogames with their eldest son, from time to time. Yesterday I conversed with the mother of the family, who told me that she was afraid of taking her kids to the mall that day, to shop. To shop! A perfectly legal, tax-paying citizen of the United States, with nothing to rationally fear, was too afraid to leave her home yesterday because she may have had to face being stopped and questioned. Let me be clear, as clear as she was with me: her fear came not from being caught, or even questioned, over anything. The fear came from the fact that this woman, of Mexican decent, might be asked to prove herself, after she has spent nearly twenty years proving herself as worthy of citizenship. It came out of a sense of pride, that for all the work she has put forth for her country s economy, her only thanks would be to not be trusted; to be judged unfairly. One day we might all wink at the thirteenth hour of our watches, and try hard not to think of anything but flowers. But Orwell is still dead beyond the page and today, we are lucky enough to have freedoms to fight injustice. This bill makes a terrorist out of every hard working cop and every dogged upholder of the law in this state. It s a damn shame that so many of you are willing to accept such pervasive fear as just another ugly necessity.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 9:56 PM
    alivealie
  • scoobythebeast

    I've heard that, "let me see your papers" line before...........oh thats right, the Nazis used it when they were occupying Europon countries during WWII.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 9:47 PM
    scoobythebeast
  • Gamedude90

    I hate to talk about politics because it a never ending story. I will say just one thing, all of you that think the arizona law is good and that it's fair or whatever, are jusr as stupid as the people that made the bill happen. I will also say that I bet most of the people saying positive things about the Arizona law are white. Now I am not saying that immigration isn't an issue, it is, but this law isn't the way it should be dealt with. Okay so anyways, back to video games, they are, just like Adam said, a type of speech. I hope the supreme court is able to see that. So that people will stop attacking video games.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 9:37 PM
    Gamedude90
  • bluedusk18

    man adam whenever i hear ya talk i imagine climbing a huge snow toped mountain and you are the wise old guru at the top of it and you give out such rational and in depth commentary on what's going on today its mind boggling

    Posted: May 4, 2010 9:36 PM
    bluedusk18
  • Bluedrago505

    I think the biggest problem is that ALMOST no one who opposes the law in Arizona has actually read it or understands it fully. If you carry you get pulled over what do you have to show the cops? Your license and registration. The PAPERS that show that you own the car and etc. Same thing in Arizona if they see something they can just ask do you have your papers or etc. If you get pulled over you CANNOT say you are protected by the 4th amendment. It is the same concept.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 9:36 PM
  • Swal

    If the world had more responsible parents who knew what material their children were viewing/interacting with and helped them understand said material, we would not have this problem and may also have more intelligent people (both parents and offspring) as a result.

    Posted: May 4, 2010 9:33 PM
    Swal
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