Essay On Music Censorship
If a state obscenity law is thus limited, First Amendment values are adequately protected by ultimate independent appellate review of constitutional claims when necessary.
(“Three Pronged Obscenity Test”)
People who are appointed into office at the Supreme Court vote on whether or not a work of art is offensive. The small Supreme Court should not be able to decide what the whole United States would decide a work of art is obscene. There is no unequivocal test that says that a work of art is obscene or not. Music censorship seems to be nothing but a political and cultural war. Censorship has been a problem for centuries all over the world (Cloonan). Music censorship does not protect the human freedoms of speech and expression. The FCC should continue to restrict obscenities on public media but should open sales to all and any music. A musician should not be punished for expressing him or herself. Censorship does not protect a United States citizen’s civil liberties, and therefore should be