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Each individual has the fundamental right guaranteed under the constitution to read and by extension to listen to what he or she chooses - A Eaglen The issue of rights is something that is bound to come up when anyone thinks of mentioning censorship especially in music There are many different groups of people that these musical artists are attempting to reach This makes the issue of censorship a controversy because the audience has mixed opinions Some say including the artist that censoring music directly infringes on their first amendment right of free speech Some others being on the other extreme of the issue claim that these vulgar and explicit lyrics have no place being heard by the ears of America These two groups each envision the world in different ways The anti-censorship group or the liberals envisions a world where everyone can speak their mind freely at any given time through any given medium in this case music The other group which we will call the censors sees the world as a place where people should live their everyday life without having to themselves or their loved ones be influenced by any vulgar of explicit content One thing that can be determined in this issue of censorship in music is that rights are the central issue These two opposing groups with different values tackle the issue of censorship in music either as art or as a major problem in poorly influencing the minds of America The censors blame explicit artists such as Eminem for setting a bad example for his main demographic young adults They believe by censoring vulgar lyrics that the youth will not get any violent ideas into their heads and everything will just be dandy A key player on the side of the censors is Tipper Gore wife of former vice-president Al Gore She and a group of her colleagues have formed a group called the Parents Music Resource Center
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