In a message dated 6/30/99 9:45:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time, email@example.com writes:
<< After reading Bruce Sterling's _Holy Fire_, I got the idea that US
society is so protective of its children because they are the first immortal generation, and the values we teach them will become part of human society forever. So, in this sense, I can almost support heavy handed regulations (almost). >>
The problem here is that not only are you teaching them that "vice X" is bad, but that the proper way to deal with "vice X" is through recourse to legislation, aka violence, thereby introducing another less than optimal value.