Last updated on: 2/23/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Matt Bevin Biography

Title:
62nd Governor of Kentucky
Position:
Pro to the question "Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?"
Reasoning:

“You look at the culture of death that is being celebrated. There are video games that, yes, are listed for mature audiences, but kids play them and everybody knows it, and there’s nothing to prevent the child from playing them. They celebrate the slaughtering of people. There are games that literally replicate and give people the ability to score points for doing the very same thing that these students are doing inside of schools, where you get extra points for finishing someone off who’s lying there begging for their life. These are quote-unquote video games and they’re forced down our throats under the guise of protected speech… They have desensitized people to the value of human life, to the dignity of women, to the dignity of human decency… We’re training our society to kill.”

Interview with Leland Conway, iheart.com, Feb. 15, 2018

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
Experts
Individuals with PhDs, MDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to violence and video games. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to media violence and related issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 62nd Governor of Kentucky (R), Dec. 2015-present
  • President, Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company, 2011-2015
  • CEO & Principal, Integrity Asset Management, 2003-2011
  • Founder & President, Veracity Funds, 2007-2010
  • Former Finance Consultant, SEI Investments Company
  • US Army Captain, 1989-1993
Education:
  • Graduate-level course work, Administration, Central Michigan University, 1991-1993
  • BA, East Asian Studies, Washington and Lee University, 1989
Other:
  • Full name is Matthew Griswold Bevin
  • Twitter handle: @GovMattBevin
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?