The Importance Of Censorship In Modern Society

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Censorship is everywhere in modern day society. It is on the television, on the radio, even in our schools. Censorship is supposed to protect children or teenagers from things they should not see at their age. Now censorship has gone so far that even adults are being censored. The First Amendment of the constitution gives every American the freedom of speech. That freedom is being taken away by the censoring of what certain people feel is uncomfortable or explicit.
Francis Canavan wrote an article titled Speech That Matters. In that article, he wrote “The First Amendment limits what governments may do, not what private institutions or individuals may do in regard to speech or publication.” In another article titled Point: Democracy and Censorship, the author, Amy Witherbee, said “The challenge is to let those ideas wreak their havoc, and trust in our capacity as the citizens of a democracy to make of the damage something better that what was there before.” The government does not trust that people can handle explicit subjects or
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Teachers are waiting later to present educational material of reproduction. The teacher is too afraid of the parents of the teenagers, which is understandable. The parents are at fault for that censorship by refusing to allow their children to learn about sex until they are a certain age; an age at which the parents are more comfortable, even though they were around the same age when they learned about sex for the first time.
Parents nowadays are more concerned with protecting their children from materials of explicit nature. They do not even realize that they are changing what and when their children learn about sex. It is not thought of as educational; it is thought of as a problem. No, we do not want young children seeing pornography, but now censorship has gone too far. Parents do not want children to know anything about sex until a certain

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