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Why are there so many outcries to ban rock and gangsta rap Why does our government want to censor music Is it really the violence that comes from the lyrics of the songs and the attitudes that it creates both positive and negative People say that the things they want to censor are bad but are those materials really bad Could these music types be referred to as bad things just because they are new strange and daring Some people such as Tipper Gore the Vice Presidents wife support censoring music On the other hand Frank Zappa who has opposed censoring music ridiculed Gores assertion that certain types of music could promote deviant behavior saying I wrote a song about dental floss but did anyones teeth get cleaner Todays music has advanced greatly since Generation Xs parents time The variety of music comes from a wide range of artists with many different ways of expression It seems as though Generation X understands and accepts this type of artistic music However there are many that will not even listen to this music to give it a fair chance One particular person like this is Bob Dole One of our sources states that he is very one sided and hasnt even listened to the point of the music but he still condemns it because of the word choice of the artist While advocating censorship on one hand Bob Dole is quoted as saying People are responsible for their actions Movies and music do not make people into murderers We can also tell that Bob Dole is out of touch with music He still refers to banning music such as Two Live Crew which is hardly played anymore Many musicians have jumped in on the fight against censorship They believe censorship violates the first amendment which talks about freedom of speech They feel that our freedom is being taken away from us
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