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Do you think the founding fathers

envisioned movies and video games that glorify violence and murder when they wrote the first amendment?


Asked by QuinnMae at 10:12 AM on Jan. 18, 2013 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (13)
  • I hardly doubt they envisioned movies and video games to begin with. Violence had nothing to do with it. There were plenty of plays that are violent in their own right that I'm sure the founding fathers had watched if they had time to get downto the theater

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 10:17 AM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • I think there is a lot about our society they didn't envision....if they had of the Constitution would have been twice as long and much more specific.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:34 AM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • No, I seriously doubt it, considering that they had no way of knowing such things would ever exist.

    Answer by 3libras at 10:27 AM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • well no...they also never envisioned cars, airplanes, internet, etc. just like we've never thought of the inventions that will come out 200 years from now. but back in their day the world was a more violent place in that men solved problems with duels, British soldiers walked the streets w/ guns, most ppl slaughtered their own was a different kinda of violence, but still they thought it was the norm.

    Answer by okmanders at 10:28 AM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Probably not, but everyone seems to think violence is so new, when it really isn't. "Glorifying" violence isn't a new concept either. It's probably been around as long as humans have wanted to be entertained.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 10:46 AM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • No and I do not think they envisioned high capacity magazines and automatic weapons either.

    Answer by booklover545 at 9:06 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • Probably not.

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:12 AM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • of coarse not, its said that the violence is getting so bad.

    Answer by LostSoul88 at 10:15 AM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • The reason the constitution was NOT specific was because they wanted it to last forever and realized the world would change. They had no idea what was coming 200 years down the road. That does not mean that things are more or less violent now a days. Back then people took care of things themselves and didn't rely on the government to do it and that is how the FF wanted it.

    Answer by aeneva at 12:51 PM on Jan. 18, 2013

  • "There were plenty of plays that are violent in their own right ..."
    Yup, and does Abraham Lincoln ring a bell? lol

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 3:46 AM on Jan. 19, 2013