Government censorship can be looked at as a blessing or an unneeded burden.
I personally feel that all censorship is completely unnecessary and should be
found unconstitutional. It is the countless moral views that bring no right
answer for what should and should not be censored. I know that the governments
version of censorship varies greatly from mine, just as mine does from a world
The citizens of the United States are living in a pure democracy that
has given us all first amendment rights. This alone should mean that their
should be no government intervention on a code of ethics or morality. This
should mean that we as citizens should be allowed complete freedom of our own
choices. Our government was set up to make laws and to keep our society in order.
They were doing a fine job until they started making decisions for us on what is
or isn't decent. The most recent example of this is the Communication Decency
Act of 1996(Located in the Telecommunications Act Of 1996). This act more or
less states that the Internet should be censored and be given restrictions. The
first issue this brings up is who owns the Internet. No one really owns it
because it is really thousands of computer networked together. The main backbone
of the Internet was originally made up of government funded universities and
other government institutions. However that is no longer the case. Now the
majority of the Internet is run and operated by independent services and
everyday citizens. The Internet is a modern day symbol of the freedom of speech
we have in our society. The government has no right to tell us what we can and
can not do in our homes. No one is forcing anyone to go to any specific area of
the Internet for anything. These are all choices made with our own free will. I
feel that the government is clearly violating the fine line between church and
state. The Job of the church is to keep up moral and ethical standards in our... [continues]
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