Video games, the 1st Amendment, and the trouble with incorporation

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June 28, 2011
Independent Institute
by Anthony Gregory  
Posted in Commentary

"As an anarchist, I favor abolishing all state-level criminal sanctions and regulations, although I’m not crazy about the top-down approach. But I can see the conservative argument that it is not honest to argue that the First Amendment, for instance, precludes local governments from forbidding the posting in public parks of hardcore pornography. I don’t favor government policing in this area, but I don’t think the First Amendment can coherently be applied to this — or to questions of religious expression in the local public square — nearly as cleanly as it can be applied to federal questions." (06/27/11)  

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