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    Censorship is Not the Answer

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    Censorship is Not the Answer "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." - First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution "This is true liberty when free born men, having to advise the public, may speak free." -Euripides, Fifth Century B.C. "There is room for all of us - and our divergent view - under the First Amendment." - Spiro Agnew "... They have expelled Huck from their library as 'trash and suitable only for the slums.' That will sell 25,000 copies

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    To Censor Literature is to Censor Life "All that mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of books.  They are the chosen possession of men."  Thomas Carlyle spoke these words in the early 19th century.  Two hundred years later, it seems we still do not understand the breadth and magnificence of the written word.   Americans have forgotten the magical experiences that can be found in the pages of books.  Instead of respecting the chosen possession

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    Censorship of the Internet is Wrong The Internet can be a very disturbing and adult medium. There are parts of the Internet that should not be viewed by children. Explicit information can be found which is intended for an adult audience but children who have access to the Internet have become exposed to this material. The question at hand is who is responsible for preventing these children from viewing this material. Censoring the entire Internet would be one capable option. Though

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    Lyrical Content in Music

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    Lyrical Content in Music With lyrical content in music becoming more graphical it is being blamed for behaviour of impressionable teenagers. I am interested in this because I play in a band and listen to a wide range of music. In 1999 the Woodstock festival highlighted this. The festival was originally about peace but as the bands got heavier throughout the night the crowd got worse. By the end of the night there was fires and people stealing everything insight. The bands were accused of

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    Censorship of Music is the Responsibility of the Parent Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy over the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still lingers is should censorship still remain. Before you can form an opinion on this, you must hear both sides of the argument on this much-debated topic. Some people believe that music should be censored so all audiences can hear it without it containing any offensive

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    Music Censorship

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    Things are heating up in America. People are protesting outside of the movie theaters, concerts, and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere. What is all the fuss about? Censorship, Government officials, and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from rap music to Mark Twain. Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however

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    Music Censorship

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    Should Music be Censored? Once people hear about the United States they automatically relate the country to the word “freedom.” Little do they know that this country has many similarities to countries where censorship plays a major role in their daily lives, due to their government. One of the major issues that involve censorship within the United States is the question whether or not music should be censored; and how will parents or the government decide at what age it is appropriate to allow children

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    Introduction Generally defined, 'pornography' is any material that explicitly illustrates or narrates human body or sexual behaviour. It is usually interpreted as a sexual representation used to create sexual stimulation and satisfaction. With the development of technology and the universalisation of the internet, the spread and the publication of pornography has been brought up as serious side effects. Now the boundaries of pornography is pushed further with issues of children pornography and extreme

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    In “Let’s Put Pornography Back in the Closet,” Brownmiller discusses her views on the First Amendment and pornography. She explains that pornography has become a disturbingly common sight and there should be some type of restrictions put forth to protect the people who are subject to seeing such obscene materials. Brownmiller uses her feminist views to convince the reader that these restrictions are needed, but only in cases dealing with pornographic material. She uses examples of court cases dealing

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    Censorship is not an uncommon occurrence within today’s society. You may be wondering, what is censorship? Censorship is the suppression or prohibition of any parts of information or media that are considered obscene, politically incorrect, or a threat to security. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you’ve probably experienced censorship at some points in your life. For instance, if you’ve ever watched an R rated movie on television, and then watched it on DVD, you might think to yourself, “I didn’t

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    The Importance of Censorship Censorship affects our society in many different ways, it affects the music we listen to, the movies we watch, the books we read, and many other aspects of our everyday lives. Even though many might argue that censorship doesn't really have a place in a society that emphases freedom of speech and the freedom to express oneself, but censorship is an essential and needed part of our growing society, it's needed in the television industry, the Internet, and the music

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    Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government "To curtail free expression strikes twice at intellectual freedom, for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views also deprives others of the right to listen to those views," said Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr(Censorship and the U.S. Government 1). I completely agree with Mr. Holmes, and when the question of censoring the Internet arises, I cringe. Governing the Internet dominates many debates, censorship leading the fight

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    Censorship

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    Recently in the news, the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) fined Johnny Sauter, one of their drivers, $10,000 as well as charging him 25 points for “inappropriate” comments made after a BUSCH race in Las Vegas. The words said were at the conclusion of a race in which the driver had been putting his life on the line at over 200 mph. Fueled with adrenaline, the words spoken were not words ordinarily used by Sauter, however, NASCAR legislated just the same (McCormick). This case

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    Free Speech or Just Offensive? A highly debated topic as of late has been the staggering rise of offensive language and topics of the music industry, which have infiltrated through. Should the artists of this music be punished for corrupting the minds of the people who listen to it? Or should the musician's rights be protected by the first amendment? The main problem to be seen is that this music has become extremely popular to the youth. With this popularity comes blow after blow from the

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    Social Networking and Friendship

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    In the time it takes you to read this sentence 684,478 pieces of content will be shared on Facebook, 100,000 people will tweet, hundreds of thousands more will “like” an Instagram photo…and that’s if you read very quickly (Marrouat). In this age, the Internet is used for everything from socialization to education. For these purposes the Internet has many advantages; anyone with a computer with Internet access can find that information, and anyone with a connection can add to that information

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    I find this "liberated age" morally and intellectually void of any redeeming qualities. I must admit that when I was a teenager life styles were, in comparison, almost puritanical and teenagers felt life was too restrictive. Today the restrictions have indeed been relaxed. In fact I see very little sign of any restrictions on content and explicitness and I find this both annoying and insulting to my concept of decency or morality. I search through the movie listings to find a film that will be enjoyable

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    Censorship In America

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    Censorship occurs when a group of people or a government blocks certain material, so that others cannot have access to it. Censorship can be due to political, sexual, religious, violent, or economic reasons. It can essentially be anything that the censors or government disagree with. In many countries around the world, the government censors all kinds of materials for their citizens. Books with political ideas, music with controversial lyrics and even news stories reporting scandals, all can

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    There are books all over the world that are getting banned by communities and schools. Of Mice and Men is a popular book that is getting banned or almost banned all over the world for inappropriate language and bad themes. But should these books get banned. Only parents and teachers should ban books, not communities. Communities voting is not the right way to ban books, only parents and teachers should ban books. The community should not control what students read in school because it is up to the

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    Censorship Pros And Cons

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    Censorship has become a controversial topic during recent years due to people's perception of concepts such as sex, violence, and hate speech. Many people and governments want things such as those to be erased from media and art to prevent them within our society. Others however, feel that children and others should be exposed to aspects such as these and that restricting the use of them in the arts would be a violation of their 1st amendment. Both sides have strong, deeply rooted views based in

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    Censorship: When is it Harmful in Society? Censorship is the act of suppressing unacceptable media such as books, movies, and magazines in society. Sometimes it can help maintain peace in one’s world while other times, in extreme cases, it can create chaos. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, he conjures up a story in where censorship has completly destroyed a society’s way of life. The book teaches the reader that if we do not be wary of the censorship that goes on in one’s society, then

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