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Things are heating up in America People are protesting outside of the movie theaters concerts and book and record stores of this great nation everywhere What is all the fuss about Censorship Government officials and raving mad protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything from Marilyn Manson to Mark Twain One of the biggest shake-ups happened in museums all over the world recently that would have made Michelangelo and DiVinchis hair stand on end In the Constitution of the United States the First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech religion press the right to assemble and to petition the government the Ninth Amendment says The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people So it seems one cannot use any of the other rights to quell the rights of an individual or group Then why is the government trying to censor literature movies music and art All of the worlds modern society has become desensitized and easily trainable Therefore society has come to accept the ideals morals and values driven into the psyche by the dominant forces in the nation the Government and the Church By quieting the objective voice these two institutions stand in the lead and stay in control One might assume that the blood-sucking politicians have nothing better to do than to look for things that offend any one major group of people ie the church to obtain votes In this manner the government is becoming more and more controlling and artistic censorship is just another way to maintain control Things were not always so Government had very little to say about censoring anything Was it not only three decades ago that as one nation the population was united by the ideals of peace love and harmony As an art student in the 60s era Robert Mansfield states in his article Artistic Freedom government
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