The Problem Of Music Censorship

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I. Introduction: A. Attention Getter: Imagine yourselves listening to music at a party, you’re jumping around yelling, screaming, and majority of the time singing or rapping along to whatever song is playing. Now imagine every other word, or whole verses in the song getting bleeped out frequently because of the message it presents even though you have the right to listen to whatever you so desire. This is the problem of music censorship we all face today. B. Relevance: Being college students on a great campus such as this one, music becomes a part of our daily routine. Since our quad is so big we need ways to make our commute to class enjoyable if we don’t have anyone to…show more content…
Being individuals we are in control of the choices we make, so the music that we listen to should not be censored E. Preview: To understand why music should not be censored, I will first detail why it has become a problem over the years, then talk about the cause of the problems with censorship today then finish up by giving a solution to this problem. Transition: To begin, I will first talk about why the current music censorship laws are a problem. II. Body A. Music Censorship remains a major problem in society today, mostly because of the restrictions it puts on certain things. 1. Music censorship does not abide by the first amendment a. Censorship restricts a person’s freedom of speech which is something every American citizen is entitled to. Heather Flippen states in an article published by Candor News in 2012, “the government suppresses content or lyrics that are viewed as inappropriate or objectionable” b. The problem stems from what people find to be acceptable in society, which majority of the time the government and parents decide for others which conflicts with the first amendment. Heather Flippen also states in an article published by candor News published in 2012 that, “The concept of what is acceptable and what is not has
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