Censorship Is Not Freedom, Morality, And Safety Of The People

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When you think of the word, “censorship”, what do you think of? Secrecy? Morality? Oppression? Liberals often see censorship as a limit set by the government. A limit to suppress the capabilities of the human race. A limit that keeps a country’s citizens intact. A limit that keeps the people ignorant so that the powerful can stay powerful. But what if I told you that censorship isn’t what the liberals say it is? What if I told you that censorship is the thing that is keeping our country together? Ladies, gentlemen, and other, censorship is not oppression. Censorship is what protects the freedoms, morality, and safety of the people. Who remembers watching anime on TV at least once in your lifetime? Have you noticed seeing things missing…show more content…
(Knophloh 5). These aren’t just regular indie songs you find on Spotify or Pandora. These are hit songs played on the radio, in school dances, and viewed millions of times on YouTube. Even in our school libraries, there are books parents find questionable due to the content found in them such as sex, drugs, and violence. We all remember the Death Note incident that occurred in the Intermediate School and how Death Note was removed from the library afterwards. Erin Manning wrote in his article Parents Must Protect Children form Offensive Material in Books about the questionable topics of books in school libraries and the battle between the American Librarian Association (or ALA) and parents. Manning exploits the fact that books containing questionable content: Many of the challenges to these books are due to their presence on middle school bookshelves (or even in class assignments); middle school students can be as young as eleven years old. And yet the ALA views parental challenges to these books as being somehow akin to book-burnings and government censorship, as if there were no legitimate reason why a group of parents might not want their children reading novels in which gratuitous and explicit sex, violence, drug use, and the like were major elements of the story. (Manning 10) If you want to see the result of the effect modern day media has on our youth, just take a look outside in the hallways. We’ve seen the news about the presidential
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