America Censored: A Battle of Rights Essay

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America Censored: A Battle of Rights Welcome to the United States of America. This is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. A place where our forefathers once gathered and drew up the foundation for which we live our lives. The Constitution of the United States grants us a certain amount of freedoms for which we cannot be punished for. The first amendment to this constitution of the Constitution allows us the freedom of speech, religion, the right to assemble, and to express ourselves in a way in which we feel fit. Under this amendment, people such as musicians and newsmen and able to write and speak what they feel without being told that it is wrong. They cannot be manipulated to change their thoughts or views on a topic, or…show more content…
Not one thing in this world is so perfect to the point in which someone would not find something offensive about it. I mean itís really bad when Wal-mart decides that Eminemís cds are so controversial and vulgar that even the censored versions canít be sold there. What people like Tipper Gore donít seem to realize is that by banning the sale of his cds all they are doing is giving him more media attention and helping him sell more records. Itís a proven fact that a personís cd could be at the bottom of the charts but as soon as something is said about the content of the lyrics that the sales of the cd will automatically start to increase. Before Eminemís The Marshall Mathers EP was even released it had gotten so much publicity that it went on to sell over 1.2 million copies in itís first week of sale. Some people would ask, "Why is that?" Well itís quite simple. Being the society that we are when we hear that something is horrible and shouldnít be published for anyone to see or hear, we go out and buy it to see what all the fuss is about. Do these people not realize that by buying the product, even if itís to protest it, they just put money in that personís pocket? Now come on people. If a cd or a book sells 5 million copies, 2 million are from people who really want it and 3 million people want to protest or burn it, does that really matter? No matter how you look at it they still sold 5 million copies and is on the
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