Elders blame youth culture when anything goes wrong.

They blamed rock and roll, they blamed hip hop, they blamed MTV, and they blame video games. Sometimes, these discussions are productive—the ESRB ratings system was a product of political dialogue, and it’s considered one of the finest examples of self-regulation in the entertainment industry.

Other times, however, politicians take it a little too far. It’s amusing, and frankly, a little embarrassing, to see grown people make fools of themselves. We’re counting down the 10 most insane quotes on video games by American politicians—the senators, the activists, and the self-appointed morality police.

The First Amendment guarantees free speech, no matter how idiotic it is.

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