Essay on The Government Should NOT Censor Pornography
But it is often these parents, lost amid the fervor of their convictions and their imposing sense of family duty, who exceed the proper boundaries of actions. The extreme admiration that I have for individuals who remain true to their parental duties turns to admonition when those same individuals forget their proper civic duties by seeking hasty solutions for personal problems through the establishment of strict laws concerning indecency and the censoring thereof. The well-known feminist, Susan Brownmiller, writes in support of government involvement on the issue, rationalizing that "to buy a paper at the comer newsstand is to subject oneself to a forcible immersion in pornography" (37). Her sentiment is understandable, and considering the blatant and open use of sex today in a host of accessible media, most notably the Internet, it is undeniably a valid problem for parents.
However, even in the most glorious crusades with the worthiest of causes, the ends cannot always justify the means. As responsible citizens, we should endeavor to seek the best possible solution to our problems, while not going further than necessary. In the case of