scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 681
6 pages in length To be told what is permissible reading material and what is not is a direct violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution Yet all across the country school library shelves are being stripped of books that certain individuals and groups deem as unacceptable Censorship is alive and well in the United States its ripple effect on Americas students is often as damaging as reading one of many so-called controversial books The writer reveals why censorship in todays schools is both a violation of First Amendment rights as well as a ploy for radicals and liberals alike to control the minds of our children censorship has to do with forbidding people to express themselves in the manner best suited to their needsThe aim of censorship is to restrict thought--that is to prevent people from thinking bad thoughtsThe censors basic premise is Some ideas are so dangerous they must be suppressed Materialis censored because it might give people ideas--ideas that the censors wish to eradicate Somecensors believe that bad thoughts cause direct harm to the person who entertains them SomeChristians for example consider impure thoughts mortal sins that doom a soul to suffer in Hell foreternity Others simply hold that bad thoughts corrupt the thinker For many years this direct-harmargument was used to suppress sexual material According to the Hicklin doctrine formulated inEngland in 1868 the state had the right
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA