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Censorship in Society Censorship is defined as the action of stopping the transmission or publication of anything objectionable Merriam Webster New American Dictionary Censorship in society has gone rampant in everything from music to movies even to books and the radio There is some validity to an extent that some music and entertainment is objectionable for young children it seems unacceptable to keep information form people who would benefit or at least deserve to know about it A censor is a man who knows more than he thinks you ought to Granville Hicks American writer 1901-1982 What person should have the right to limit another persons constitutional right to freedom of speech by deciding what they can and cannot say Censorship is just another way that people are becoming more small minded and more ignorant to the problems that are really out there because they arent being told the whole story censorship is irresponsibility fueled by fear the FCC censors music and what can be said on television and any other form of communication including radio and even the internet but what gives them the right to withhold what a person really said isnt this a violation of the first amendment It seems more like a parents responsibility to make sure they monitor what theyre children are watching more so than the government that is why they call it parenthood after all ratings rather than censorship seems more appropriate that way the parents can decide what theyre children are watching and the artist can still express himherself in their own way Children cant be responsible for what they watch and the government cant control an American citizens right to know whats going on in the world so the parents need to step up and protect their children with child approved ratings instead of censoring everything down to mindless repetition of meaningless information Censorship is just a way for the government to limit public knowledge and
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