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I am a neolibertarian minded individual who feels that freedom and individual rights take precedence over the wants of government. I believe government exists to serve the people and not to protect us from ourselves. I am an advocate for private firearms ownership, smaller government, reduced taxes and freedom to live your life however you choose, providing you do not directly hurt others.

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Friday, July 29, 2005

Australia Bans Something Else

So far Australia has banned guns, swords and laser pointers and more for "public safety" reasons. Now, in their never-ending quest to impose morality through bans, they have decided to ban a video game:

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Australian officials effectively banned the computer game "Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas" and ordered it removed from stores Friday because it contains hidden sex scenes that can be viewed with a special Internet download.
Somehow I don't think this ban will be any more successful in improving their society than have been the plethora of other bans. For one thing, people who want the game can just download it off of the internet. When will they learn? Bans are especially silly when they apply to information and digital content as they do little to block access to the materials while simultaneously arousing curiosity.

Morality is not something that can be legislated. It is taught by parents, reinforced (or undermined) by societal views and is ultimately outside of government control. Banning things such as pornography, drugs and prostitution does nothing but make it more profitable for peddlers, more desirable for miscreants and more expensive for tax payers and law enforcement. Who will police the stores to make sure it isn't sold? Who will make sure that the people who already have the game won't copy it and sell it or give it to their friends? Will they create a giant tax funded firewall around the country to block downloads of this game from the internet? Will they search travelers to make sure they aren't smuggling in copies? Will they check all incoming mail? This is just silly.

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