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Anti-Censorship For a long time censorship has existed In the ancient Egyptian empire nothing negative could be said about the gods When America was an English colony if anyone spoke out against the King of England it was considered treason In the pre-civil war period books like Uncle Toms Cabin were banned in the south And even today censorship laws have been implemented on the internet In all these cases it did nothing positive The Egyptian empire collapsed The United States had a revolution the Civil War broke out and pornography has spread even more across the internet If there is nothing to gain with censorship then schools shouldnt try to censor the books we read Besides not working in the past there are more reasons why books shouldnt be censored First if one cant read a book because it is censored then he is losing some of his freedom Imagine having to secretly get a copy of a book just because the school deems it unfit Also how would the school decide if a book is safe to read If a teacher finds a book to be trash a student may the same book educational and worth reading Not only do the people reading the book lose freedom but the writers lose the freedom to express what they are feeling Some of the greatest pieces of writing have come from the heart and if writers are worrying about how they are writing then they wont be worried about what they are writing Many books that are part of American society could be banned because of their content If a book says a few curse words then the school could say than it cant be read even if it teaches us an important lesson Many books important to society have local color in them and censorship takes away from the connotation if the local color is taken out A lot of
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