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Why There Should be Censorship

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,
when in reality they are only human

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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