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Censorship is “the regulation or suppression of writing or speech that is considered harmful to the common good or a threat to national security” (“Censorship” par.1). The vagueness of this definition as well as numerous other definitions pose as a serious dilemma for law making officials. This ambiguity allows for many different interpretations in which proponents use to their advantage. Both advocates and opponents of censorship believe that everyone has the right to expand his knowledge and learn about new ideas. “Not all forms of speech are entitled to equal protection under US law.” (qtd.
9 Apr. 2014. McCartan, Conn. Personal interview. 22 Apr.
26 April 2014. Shibley, Robert. "'Problem': Offensive speech. 'Solution':Censorship and vandalism?" 1 October 2012.
Web. 20 Mar. 2014. Jones, Susan. “Republican Governor Offended by President Obama’s ‘Tone’ on National Guard Cuts.” cns.com.
This essentially means that if you are a citizen of the United States of America, you are able to say what you want, when you want. It also gives the press the right to report on what they want with little-to-no regulation. While being a great advantage of living in the United States, it also has it’s disadvantages. With a relatively large population of LGBTQ people in the United States, there is also an incredible amount of hate against them. The hate is primarily through verbal abuse, however there have been multiple recorded events of physical abuse (even fatal.)
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Since September 11, 2001, Muslims have been stereotyped as terrorists on daily basis and especially on every September 11th after the attack and while Americans fear Muslims, Muslims fear Americans. When this tragic event happened, I was a 6 year old girl living in Slovakia. Living with my mother and an older sister, while my father lived in the United States, made us turn on the TV and watch the news. I was only 6 so I didn’t really understand what was going but I knew that my father was pretty close to where this happened and it made me worried. I was so angry with the Muslims because it was my dream to go New York City and visit the World Trade Center.
The government blocks only the content that is proved to be unfit for the public. Censorship is only used to a certain extent in the United States of America, but it is much more widespread in other parts of the world. Many people argue that the First Amendment to the constitution provides freedom of speech. Therefore, fining television stations for not censoring explicit materials could be a violation First Amendment rights (Ruschmann). Most people agree that the reason that the United States survives as a democracy is because of the freedoms provided by the First Amendment.