We Must Destroy Censorship Now!!!
7:41PM on December 08, 2009
†FIRSTLY, This is my LAST essay for THIS ENGLISH CLASS. still have to take one more english class to get my core classes out of the way.
SECONDLY, Thank you BiRacialsis and Slut_Sara for proofreading my essay.
THIRDLY, I got another A paper.
FOURTHLY, I WANT OPINIONS/POINTS OF VIEWS ON THIS TOPIC!!!
FIFTHLY, if you haven't given you point of view/opinion on my other essay here's the link, but i must warn you its in the brawling pit:
We Must Destroy Censorship Now!
America needs to, should, and must lift its ban on censoring all we see and hear on TV and radio. America is censoring just about 99% of whatever enters home and school. No matter where kids are they will still hear cursing (swearing), and see countless acts of violence and sex. Children watch TV and listen to radio that has cursing (swearing) and gratuitous acts of violence and sex in search for uncensored content in their everyday lives, no matter how hard they try to avoid it. Uncensored events happen all the time and as much as people try to cover them from young eyes, it is impossible to do so. Censoring children from things only makes them want to look at it more to see what your hiding from them.
According to History.com it states, ‚Official supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society. In modern times, censorship refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, video and audio recordings, video games, Internet transmissions, news reports, and other communications media for the purpose of altering, restricting, or suppressing parts thought to be objectionable or offensive. The objectionable material may be considered immoral or obscene, heretical or blasphemous, seditious or treasonable, or injurious to the national security.‚ In today‚s times people cannot put anything on TV or radio unless they receive the censor‚s approval. Even if it is one thing, no matter how small it is in the program, the censors would never let it be aired. Censorship makes it tough to enjoy everyday life. If censorship was not invented, we as human beings would still be doing dumb things just for the joy of it. For example of the dumb things we use to do and still do are: shoot each other with paint ball guns, ride shopping carts, hit each other with waffle ball bats, and skateboard off benches and chairs.
Firstly, children surf the internet all the time for uncensored content, so it is no use for parents to have blocks on websites no matter how hard they try to keep kids from finding this content. An American computer scientist named Vinton Cerf in 1973 invented the internet. The internet has become the most active place where children will/have spend most of the time looking for uncensored content. Parents try to put parental control blocks on websites so that little children would not look at bad items, such as sex, nudity, and violence. No matter how hard parents try, little children still find these items to look at. No matter if they know their children‚s friends and classmates, children will still see and hear uncensored content where ever they go. They can go to a friend‚s/classmates house after school, weekends, and school holidays and if that person‚s home computer does not have any parental control blocks on it, they will have access to all the sex, violence, and etc‚¶ there is on the internet. The internet has always been and will always be the number one place that children will go to search for uncensored content.
Next, TV is the second biggest source for uncensored content that children look at. Philo T. Farnsworth, a Mormon from Beaver, Utah, invented TV in 1927. This man created something at 99% of the whole world has either in their home or somewhere nearby to watch every single day of their lives. TV shows have nudity and violence in them, but mostly they have is violence. Violence on TV has been going on since TV was invented, shown, and sent all over to the entire wide world. TV has been showing countless amounts of horrific, horrendous, and atrocious acts of violence on it since the 1960s to present day. TV violence has been evolving since the early 1930s Golden Age Era to the current Era of choice from the 1990s to present day today. However, as the future progresses on and times constantly moving forward, violence on TV will get much worse and more real. By the year 2020 violence on TV will get so horrific that someone will create a TV show like the one shown in the movie, ‚THE CONDEMNED,‚ where people will bet on who will survive and who will die.
These famous four Chief Justices: Earl Warren, William O. Douglas, Thurgood Marshall, and Potter Stewart, all deceased Chief Justices of the United States Supreme Court, each had something to say about censorship in America during each of their tenure. What each of these Chief Justices said about censoring during their tenure has affected the laws during their time, but also all the laws during current times. Earl Warren said, ‚The censor‚s sword pierces deeply into the heart of free expression.‚ In this statement, he is saying that censoring everything we do, speak, read, and write about stabs deeply in the heart of our free expression no matter where or how it being expressed. Next William O. Douglas also has his opinion on censorship by saying, ‚The First and Fourteenth Amendments say that Congress and the States shall make "no law" which abridges freedom of speech or of the press. In order to sanction a system of censorship I would have to say that "no law" does not mean what it says, that "no law" is qualified to mean "some" laws. I cannot take this step.‚ In one of countless William O. Douglas famous statements, he is saying that government no matter how big or small should not cut freedom of speech or the freedom of the press by telling them that they can only speak about this topic, but never speak a word about this topic. Thurgood Marshall also made a famous statement saying, ‚Regardless of the strength of the government's interest [in protecting children], the level of discourse reaching a mailbox simply cannot be limited to that which would be suitable for a sandbox.‚ He means no matter what the government does to protect children, these uncensored items will still find their way to the little children sandbox. Lastly, Potter Stewart once said, ‚Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is the landmark of an authoritarian regime...‚‚ What Potter Stewart is simply saying that if censorship does nothing, but reflect our lack of confidence in ourselves and gives those who have authority complete power to control us.
On the other hand, radio and music has changed so much over the years. The radios most renowned inventor that comes to most of the worlds minds was Reginald Aubrey Fessenden in the 1900s. He made an entire new system, completely wireless, from all those in the exact field of science as him. Therefore, as the radio and music evolves over time, it would not be long before the government censored the free speech of music and free speech on radio waves. As far back as the 1950s, music constantly been censored in the airwaves. In the last seven years, people have found ways to get around censors. Satellite and internet radio stations are the number one ways to get around censors all over the world. Governments all over the world are always trying to stop people from speaking their minds about whatever they want to talk about in their own countries. In some countries, governments control and censor the local radio stations so people would not speak their minds. Nevertheless, with satellite and internet radio stations, people‚s voices are heard through speech or music and they will never be censored, ever.
In the end, censorship is the wo