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             Censorship is the examination of material for objectionable
             matter. It is used to keep material from influencing people the wrong
             way. A book has always been able to affect people, either positively
             or negatively. And censorship of books makes sure that way is
             positive. That is why the censorship of books should exist in public
             One reason that censorship should exist is that it would make
             sure books don't distort reality. It isn't uncommon to hear that a child
             killed himself imitating his favorite cartoon character. Although this
             usually happens because of television shows or movies. It could also
             happen because of a book. Another example of books distorting
             reality is drugs. Sometimes books can show people partying and
             having a good time while getting high on drugs. But usually books
             don't show the troubles people face with an addiction. The same is
             with alcohol. It is rare to see a book that shows the depression
             alcoholics go through while trying to quit. With these ideas in their
             heads, children and teenagers could think that they are invincible,
             A second reason that certain books should be censored is that
             people may find a book offensive. Most current books have a lot of
             cursing, and some people may not like that. Students probably
             wouldn't mind the language, but there parents would go crazy if they
             saw some of the language in current books. One example of a book
             that has a lot of bad language is Howard Stern's "Private Parts" There
             are many examples of bad language in it, but none that can be said in
             an essay to be handed in. Another way that people would be
             offended would be racially. Without censorship, students could read
             books that others would find offensive, like one written by a slave
             owner talking about how white's are better than blacks. Finally some
             religious groups may not like the conte

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