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Censorship


Censorship is the institution, system, or practice of examining in order to suppress or delete anything believed to be harmful or dangerous. Even though there are many types of censorship throughout the United States, most, if not all, adults are quite familiar with profanity and other types of censored materials. Furthermore, censorship is plainly unconstitutional according to the First Amendment.

Most people in the United States, including minors, know and use profanity and pornographic materials when opportunity arises. Mainly because, they see and hear of these things on television, in movies, by adults, and now even in music (for example 2 Live Crew); therefore censored materials have become more acceptable to say and to do in the everyday world. All people have read or heard many profanity and obscene books or jokes that they got from public libraries, friends, or book stores; also, teenagers have a high tendency of saying profanity openly even in front of younger brothers or sisters, where they pass it on to other friends of their same age. Almost all of the adults and a great deal of children already know about profanity and pornographic items from other sources other than school, so it really does not matter if schools censor anything that seems harmful to children because most children already know it or will know it. However, it is still against the law.


Censorship is unconstitutional due to the First Amendment, "Freedom of Speech," where it states that a person can express themselves anyway they choose as long as it does not affect public and/or state workings; therefore, stating that any U.S. citizen (no matter what their age is or of their location in the United States), can say whatever they please (no matter how offensive it is, including profanity), wear anything they want (if anything), and/or have any possession of pornographic items, as long it is does not negatively impact public or government functionality (such as yell “fire” in a public forum when there is no fire). If censorship will be continued in the United States, the First Amendment would have to be changed into being more strict, which could cause many people to become panicky of losing some of their rights and would cause thousands of demonstrations against it all over the nation, and might even cause riots killing many people; for example, when the Supreme Court made any decision for or against abortion.

Even though, there are many sides of censorship, it could only lead to one thing and that is it being unconstitutional. No one has the right to censor anything due to the First Amendment, even in public schools, public lands (parks, city halls, public lands, etc.), or even on private property.

by Phil for Humanity
on 05/11/2019

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