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  • Censors Things
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    Censorship Censorship is the supervision and control of the information and ideas that are circulated among the people within a society (Censorship). I believe that music, books, and the media should not be censored. In the first amendment, it states that it is a right to have free speech. So if it is in the constitution, then why is everything censored. Throughout history there has been many cases of censorship. Every society has had customs, religious observances, dress, and sexual expression ...
  • Groups Against Music Censorship
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    Music Censorship Music censorship has been an ongoing issue in the US for the last fifty years or so. In 1951 radio stations banned Dottie O'Brians "Four or Five Times" and Dean Martins "Wham Bam Thank You Ma " am" because they thought that they were suggestive. Also during the fifties and sixties attempts were mad to censor R&B music. In 1953 six counties in South Carolina made it against the law to operate a jukebox within hearing distance of a church. In 1957 producers of the Ed Sullivan Show...
  • Censor The Type Of Music Their Children
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    Should Music be Censored? Once people hear about the United States they automatically relate the country to the word "freedom". Little do they know that this country has many similarities to countries where censorship plays a major role in their daily lives, due to their government. One of the major issues that involve censorship within the United States is the question whether or not music should be censored; and how will parents or the government decide at what age it is appropriate to allow c...
  • Censorship In Music
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    Censorship In Music Censorship in music is a topic that has brought about much controversy in the past two decades. There have been many different arguments on the topic, however the question still remains as if it should be censored or it should not be censored. Before you can form an opinion on this, you must hear both sides of the argument on this much-debated topic. Some people believe that music should be censored so all audiences can hear it without it containing any controversial lyrics. ...
  • Controversy Over Music Censorship
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    Dave Root English Composition Essay #310.18. 00 Censor This Why is it that when a person that listens to music that may promote violence and contains "objectionable" lyrics does a bad thing, families are quick to point out that it was external materials such as the music that influenced the person to do it? This is the controversy over music censorship. Music censorship is the attempt or action taken by any agency to limit or hold back anything in music that a community may find offensive to its...
  • Need To Censor
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    Censoring the Music That Corrupts Today's Youth One of the liberties that Americans take for granted is the freedom to say what we like. This freedom was given to us in the first amendment, which states: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or the press; or the right of the people to peacefully assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Artists such as Eminem and...
  • Music As Literature And Art Music Lyrics
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    . IN HEAD. AD Music and Censorship Victor Lombardi December 1991 Second Reader: Alan Stuart Instructor: Richard Hixon Introduction Our society today largely views censorship as a method that has disappeared from liberal cultures since the enlightenment with the exception of restrictions in time of war. The enlightenment served to cripple the intolerance of incisive religious and government leaders, but did not obliterate censorship altogether. Instead, the job of expurgating unacceptable ideas h...
  • Response To The Question
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    When listening to the radio, you may notice that during certain songs there will be a brief moment of silence in the middle of a verse; assuming that the station is not experiencing technical difficulties, this is because the song displayed some kind of obscene or objectionable material that is not appropriate for "public consumption". Considering that music is a form of expression, and all forms of expression are protected by the First Amendment, I decided to ask the "public" if they felt music...

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