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    Censorship In America

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    The Effects of Censorship in America Freedom of expression and the struggle it has brought along is as ancient as the history of censorship. The power of voice that it brought to the individual was held in high regards to the moral and political life of the population in the past. The playwright Euripides (480-406 B.C.) defended the true liberty of freed born men-- the right to speak freely. Nevertheless, he was careful to point out that free speak was a choice (Newth). Today, the acquisition of this choice has never been more precious. Using this viewpoint, the reader not only assumes that censorship restrains their “vision” and “voice” of natural rights of speech and expression, but also understands attempts to limit this threat to freedom…

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    Censorship In Libraries

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    The defenition for censorship in essence is to hide and destroy any piece of knowledge from the public that the government, does not deem acceptable for public consumption. Libraries arent just places that kids go to study, or where fantastic movies about teens stuck in detention are filmed. Libraries are gigantic, huge, monuments, filled to the brim with knowledge. That knowledge has not only helped us improve our society as a whole, its helped us better the world. Libraries should never, in…

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    Censorship In Australia

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    Censorship is the the examination of books, movies, etc. and suppressing the parts found inappropriate. It is a practice that is used universally and is monitored by the Federal Communications Commision or the FCC. Censorship mainly happens when an individual or a group succeeds in imposing their personal morals or views on others. Examples of censorship have been around since approximately 1873 with the Comstock Law(American Civil Liberties Union). Censorship by the US government is illegal…

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    Censorship In Society

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    Ever since people have communicated, people have wanted to encourage some ideas, while suppressing others. This idea eventually became known as censorship, and was applied by groups of even minimal power all over the world. The merit of censorship has been argued from many different sides, for many different reasons. Much of what censorship is, in our modern world, is a strong group of people depriving others of knowledge, to further the first group 's goals. Although some censorship may be…

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    Censorship is a very controversial topic and many have a direct point on where they stand. Censorship in books and other written or typed pieces is something that is widely debated. The First Amendment and American Library Association give the author specific rights, which many claim are often violated. Pieces are challenged by parents, students and those who are offended by the subject matter. All banned books include something that has been censored. A very important, debated question about…

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    Censorship Debate

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    The relations between censorship and deleterious speech have always been the subject of much controversy among libertarians and collectivists alike. However, under the guise of public safety, governments often choose to censor all forms of expression that may be construed as harmful to the people. Ironically, authorities of state violate the fundamental rights of their people by choosing to edit the boundaries of freedom of expression itself. The fundamental thought that underlies the assumption…

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    Literary Censorship

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    Is literary censorship a necessity to protect sensitive and impressionable young minds? Or is it a violation of freedom? Amongst a great number of parents and administrators is a widely shared opinion that there is an important duty to censor the literature that school age children and teens read, allowing only content that is deem appropriate. Although, others stand by the belief it is most important to expose young minds to a variety of differing experiences, perspectives and situations…

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    Censorship In Schools

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    Censorship is the control of what people can say, hear, write, read, see, or do. Most of the time censorship occurs from the government. There is censorship everywhere, in schools, on television, and at the store. Students in schools aren’t being allowed to read certain books due to the fact that some parents and teachers think the books are too inappropriate or too mature for students. On the television certain things aren’t allowed, like nudity, curse words, or things involving death. There…

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    Censorship In History

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    For instance, an article from The Washington Post states, “Texas’s social studies standards are more politicized than any other state, said a historian who reviewed state standards for the conservative-leaning Thomas B. Fordham Institute in 2011. He gave Texas’s standards a D and wrote that the board was molding the telling of the past to justify its current views” (Brown). The new Texas History textbooks fail to mention both Jim Crow and the Ku Klux Klan, they acknowledge African slaves as…

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    Self-Censorship

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    Political Correctness is against the notion of free speech, whether it be in video games, movies and television, clothing, even the language you use even disagreeing with them. By the very nature of PC it is self-censorship that in itself should be self-evident, although that’s not the issue at hand. People have the right to self-censor by their own will, but when they are extending this to others, that when the problem occurs. Twitter has recently appoint a council to “ensure that people feel…

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