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A First Amendment Junkie

Susan Jacoby’s, “ A First Amendment Junkie, ” is an extremely well written and sound argument in which readers can clearly understand the purpose. From the title, “ A First Amendment Junkie, ” she gets the readers attention and even forces them to ask the question: What is a “ A First Amendment junkie? ” It is clear as early as the end of the first paragraph Jacoby’s thesis or major claim- that censorship of any form is wrong. At the beginning of the second paragraph she states her belief, “ ... in an absolute interpretation of the First Amendment, ” from which comes the idea of a “ First Amendment junkie. ” Also, the readers get a sense of her persona when she stated that, “ Many woman I like and respect tell me I am wrong... ” -we see that she’s just another person. It is evident that readers and even feminist that advocates censorship of pornography must put aside or control ones sense of emotion or pathos; so that it does not overshadow Jacoby’s view ( that is stated ) and will work towards, as well as illustrate to the readers sense of logos from which the purpose of her argument gets its life. There are several reasons that Jacoby states that makes her argument sound, such as: censorship of pornography by faminist is contradictory, kiddie porn is child abuse and not Mathew 2 a First Amendment issue but an issue of conduct, and the solution is for individuals, not the government to limit the First Amendment but rather to take on an active role in teaching young people what is appropriate to watch or look at on TV, movies, and magazines. Censorship of pornography by faminist is contradictory in that they will help endorse antifeminists to censor discussions and literature about the very things or “ issues that are of vital concern to woman: rape, abortion, menstruation, contraception, lesbi...

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