I prefer my governement democratic, my socks wool, and my violence simulated. I'd rather kids played violent vidoe games instead of going to cockfights, or gladitorial blood sports. You think the romans had an age limit at the coloseum? Heck no. Until 100 years ago executions were public and attended by children (of all ages.) In fact, if you were a servant 200 years ago, you could be compelled to attend public executions. It was considered good for moral fiber. Venders sold snacks so you wouldn't have to watch grim death on an empty stomach. Give me violent video games any day.
In the days of Henry VIII of england, your chances of being executed as a felon were better then your chance of being killed in a car accident today.