The Unholiest of Alliances
OK, first off, - why is the CDC getting involved in this - don't they have something more important to do - like dealing with avian flu?
Secondly, if there was any possible question of Joe Lieberman's status as a Republican tail chaser, his two Republican sponsors for this bill were Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and Sam Brownback of Kansas - Google either one of those names with 'Intelligent Design' to see where they stand for Truth and Science.
Thirdly, although this was passed to address video games - note what is actually said - 'impact of electronic media use' - that's TV, the Internet, Radio, Cell Phones - everything with a plug or a battery.
Finally, just so you know - I agree that there are video games that are unsuitable for children. Just as I agree that there are websites and TV Shows unsuitable for kids. I also feel that there should be institutions that work to keep children safe for these things. But, I happen to think these institutions should be Parents I happen to think a kids parents are the best judge of what their children should or shouldn't be exposed to, and I trust them to make the right decisions. If you're a Mother or Father, and you don't want your kid exposed to this sort of stuff - Bravo for you and good luck with that. But you shouldn't be getting the government to do your dirty work for you, and you've got no business telling me what I can watch - unlike you, my parents raised their children to think for themselves.