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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCitizen View Post
    Perhaps they should just be restricted like adult movies. Both types of movies are popular in USA. Many places in the World consider US culture to be sick and want to avoid American influence.
    If you can't handle violence and you can't handle human interaction like sex you should just off yourself or at the very least shut the hell up.

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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    No, media should never be censored. I also think the American MPAA (Ontario seems to copy most ratings) rating system is far too strict when rating movies. I like Quebec's system far better unless you really want to go over that line there is no way to get a rating above PG-16. Full frontal nudity and sex, PG-16, **** in every sentence, PG-16. For example Wolf on Wall Street is PG-16 as well as Blue is the Warmest Colour. Game of Thrones is PG-13 and some of you may know what is in that.
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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Carjosse View Post
    No, media should never be censored.
    As a Libertarian I am for political freedom, but obscene and violent material should be regulated.

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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCitizen View Post
    As a Libertarian I am for political freedom, but obscene and violent material should be regulated.
    Why should the government have to regulate this? Why can't the responsibility fall on the parents to ensure that children not see seeing obscene movies and tv shows and the responsibility fall on adults to decide what they should see for themselves?
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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCitizen View Post
    As a Libertarian I am for political freedom, but obscene and violent material should be regulated.
    That is an infringement on our freedoms. If you really believe that, you are not a Libertarian.

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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCitizen View Post
    As a Libertarian I am for political freedom, but obscene and violent material should be regulated.
    That is a terribly non-libertarian view you have there. I'm curious though, do you have any evidence that violence on TV or in movies causes any sort of problems for children? Do you have any evidence that watching sexual situations on TV or in movies causes any sort of problems for children? Do you have really any reason to hold the position you do?

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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCitizen View Post
    Many action movies glorify violence and teach gruesome methods of killing people. Some horror movies celebrate fictional serial killers?
    What do you have against movies? People don't turn into killers because of a movie. That is crazy.

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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It's a lot simpler than that. How does a Tarantino movie get NC17 but the Matrix 3 gets R? Look, the MPAA is made up of people who work in Hollywood. Executives for Disney, Warner, FOX, etc. There isn't a standardized system and there never has been. Hell, the gaming industry has done a better job at a rating system than Hollywood. Remember, this is the same industry that thought The Brady Bunch movie was PG-13 and so was Jurassic Park where people are literally ripped to shreds on various occasions.
    The MPAA rating system isn't the law, either, and a lot of people think it is. It's just a system designed by the very people who work in the industry, to help parents decide what their kids should or should not watch.

    Theaters who don't let your kids in to watch rated R movies? They aren't doing it because it's a law. They are doing it because their particular company policy (and really, industry standard) says that kids under 17 can't get into rated R movies.

    I used to be a TSM for Movie Gallery. I often worked in the store, and the parents had the right to allow their children to watch rated R movies. We asked them when they opened their account. They could put on their account that yes, their 10 year old is allowed to watch rated R movies, and there is nothing that we, the clerks could do about it. If it were against the law, we wouldn't have been able to do that.
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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by SCitizen View Post
    As a Libertarian I am for political freedom, but obscene and violent material should be regulated.

    Actually the Libertarian position is to oppose government censorship. The more Libertarian position is to support an accurate rating system and then ensure the adults have to tools to make their own choices about media that enters their home. Regulating what goes into the home of others is not a Libertarian position.



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    Re: Should violent movies be regulated?

    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWatcher View Post
    Movies are already regulated.


    There are things such as the MPAA Rating System (http://www.mpaa.org/film-ratings/).

    And as a parent I have access to parental controls both through my cable subscriber and can limit by channels, by rating, and by time of day what be viewed on can my TV.

    Same goes with my Netflix account, I control the parental controls and can limit what is viewed either on the whole account or for specific profiles.





    So are you talking about regulating what comes into your home or what your kids view or are you talking using big government to regulate what other peopel view?

    Can't answer your poll because you left out the option for "Parent should regulate what their children view."

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    That sums it up nicely.
    I like a good plot, and violence is almost inevitable. The Following, Wire in the Blood...not for the faint hearted, but it keeps you guessing.

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