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Censorship is Books

Books are seen and used almost everywhere. They are familiar friends or useful tools. But there was a time when only a few learned persons ever saw or read books. Printed books were made in China and Japan about 1,000 years ago, but the people of Europe didn’t know about them. The first printed books in Europe appeared about 300 years ago. However, there’s a problem that is heating up America. People are protesting outside of movie theaters, concerts, and stores nationwide. Government officials and raving protesters alike have been trying to stop the expressive creativity in everything. In the Constitution of the United States, the First Amendment guarantees “freedom of speech, religion, press, the right to assemble and 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? All of the world’s 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 forced in the nation: the Government and the Church. By quieting the objective voice these two institutions stand in the lead and stay in control. Surprising enough, it seems odd that a government so devoted to these people’s rights is so strict for censorship. Can one think of any better way to obtain votes, but from the church itself? Simply eradicate all immoral and indecent forms that the church dislikes. In this manner, the government is becoming more and more controlling and artistic censorship is just another way to maintain authority. Things were not always so. Was it not but 3 decades ago when the nation was united by the ideals of peace, love, and harmony? Amidst a media circ...

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