Music Censorship

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Music Censorship Since the being of time people have been making and listening to music. Music has been considered the best way to express ourselves. The Bible even talks about how music was used to praise God. Music has been used for all type of things ranging from to getting a girl to notice guy, trying to get over a broken heart, or maybe losing a love one. Now society says that music has become too violent and sexually oriented. Many people have different point of view on this topic some people feel that there should be some type of censorship, while other feel censorship is against the first amendment, and others feel that parents should be responsible for what their children listen to. The question that comes to mind is should music with explicit lyrics be censored? Many people feel there is a great need for music censorship. People feel that music containing explicit lyrics have a negative impact on the youth. Jim Walsh of the Knight-Ridder wrote and article about how he feels about censorship on music. He insists that most modern day that music teenagers listen to should be banned. Music controls peoples moods, and music with explicit lyrics can cause teenagers to commit violent crimes. Walsh continues to blame music for all the problems that teenagers have, including committing suicide and doing drugs. Most parents agree with Walsh’s ideals towards modern day music. Parents have even gone to the extreme to get parental advisory labels placed on music with explicit lyrics. Children under the age of eighteen are not suppose to be able to purchase music with parental advisory label on them without a adult. I feel that the parental advisory sticker on record is a good idea, because it way for parents to know type of ... ... middle of paper ... ...usic gives a lot of inspiration to teenagers to go on, because they realize that things could always be worse. Parents should not take an artist’s right of freedom of speech, just because they do not take responsibility for raising their children. Bibliography: Brownback, Sam. “Free speech: lyrics, liberty and license” Vital Speeches 15 May. 1998 :454-45. InfoTrac. Gale Group. Dacus Library, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 21 Mar. 2001 Clarke, Olivia “Parents concerned about children’s exposure to ‘adult lyrics’.” Knight-Ridder / Tribune New Service. 10 Sept. 2000. InfoTrac. Gale Group Dacus Library, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. 13 Mar 2001 Walsh, Jim. “Censorship in Music? My, what a wonderful idea!” Knight Ridder Newspaper 29 Dec 2000. InfoTrac. Gale Group. Dacus Library, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, 21 Mar. 2001

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