• It does violate the first amendment

    It violates it because we have the freedom of speech and if they lock that away from us we won't learn anything and we will be as smart as a rock,we all need to know whats out there, let children learn to self censor and let them explore the books, they will learn whats good and whats bad. Im 12 years old and in 6th grade gifted. They won't let us read animal farm because they think we won't get it, i read the book and i totally understand it. Censorship is a stupid thing and we have the freedom of speech and we should have the freedom to read, I'm 12 years old, my name is Gavin and censorship is a NO!

  • Censorship is for the weak.

    The first amendment of the US Constitution clearly states that we, as citizens, have the rights to speak, publish, worship, or assemble to protest whatever we want. Why is that? Because the British Empire was, by order of King George, censored. Anything that criticized or made fun of the government was punished with death or imprisonment. This ends up coming full circle to America when the government established censorship here. I understand certain military things, such as plans, intel, and the like, but civilian news should not be censored. Rules of companies and schools should not deny us of this right, and neither should our governments.

  • What are you afraid of?

    In my opinion, censorship not only violates the first amendment, it makes the position of the person trying to censor others look weak. If you're so sure that you are right and the other person is wrong, then let them speak. Either they'll damn themselves with their own words, or you can tear their arguments apart. What's the worst that can happen? Your mind gets changed? The only people who want certain information or opinions banned from being spoken about are tyrants or cowards.

  • Censorship does violate the first amendment

    I believe that censorship does violate the first amendment. Although it does, I do believe it is necessary. Without censorship, our children would be exposed to a lot of things that they should not be seeing. Censorship is only necessary for inappropriate things. It still is a violation to the first amendment, and it should not be used overly.

  • Censorship violates the first amendment.

    Censorship violates the first amendment because it can prevent a person from saying what they want to say. Although the language they use might be vulgar it is not right to alter what they are trying to say. If a person uses foul language while they are talking and it is bleeped out then the audience might not understand what was trying to be said. The first amendment states that you will have freedom of speech, but when words are bleeped out it is preventing you from getting your point across. Therefore, violating the first amendment.

  • Yes, censorship does violate the first amendment.

    I think that censorship violates the first amendment because we all have the right to get our point across without any of the words being cut out. If all the citizens of the United States really do have "freedom of speech" then we have the right to say what is on our mind. The words that are being cut out of our messages could be very important to what we are trying to say.

  • This is tough but yes.

    Censorship is tough because by technicality it does violate the first amendment. The reason why this is tricky is because censorship is needed to protect young children. However I believe censorship is not needed. When you go on the radio and a cuss word is bleeped out you already know what the cuss word is so whats the point. Same with a movie. So why is censorship necessary. But that is just my opinion.

  • Yes, I think that censorship violates the first amendment.

    I think that censorship is violating the first amendment because we should have the right to hear what other say. We, as citizens of the United States have the right to see and hear what others have to say. You can't take away ones opinion because that is violating the first amendment, therefore we as citizens do not have freedom . There is a point where things should be censored out and there is also a point to what people should say and show. But we have our own opinion on what we want to say. Everyone should always be able to voice their opinion and say what they believe in.

  • Censorship violating the First Amendment

    Yes,it does violate the First Amendment because some things you just already know as kids. I grew up with an older sister who cussed sometimes so I already knew some cuss words. Cussing and sexual scenes in movies are almost all they are so why censor it when we know what they said or did. So why sensor things when we know what' going on?

  • Censorship Violating First Amendment

    I understand that some things need to be censored. Although there is another way for people to block things that need to be censored, with child locks on the computer and channel locks on the T.V. It violates the first amendment because some people have the right to know what is happening around the world, to stay up to date with the news and such.

  • Like Another answer had said it's there for a reason.

    Ok yes censor ship sometimes goes too far like at one point where they censored things out of the song rockstar by nickleback in a youtube video and the stuff that they said in the song wasn't even that bad because it's youtube for crying out loud not the radio. However there are some things that should be censored such as curse words for example because think about it, would you want your child repeating a bad word that they heard a celeb say on tv? So no I don't think censorship violates the first ammendment because it's actually necessary in some cases such as what someone says a swear word or when another person is walking around naked and their private body parts are censored because that's not allowed to be shown on tv.

  • You can say what you want without profane language.

    You can say what you want without using profane language. All can be said without changing what you meant and all that happens is that you sound smarter than you did before. It is your right to use the kind of language you want, but when asked otherwise it should never be a problem.

  • No, not really

    You can say whatever you want to. Just be prepared to face jail time should whatever your saying violate any laws. It's not censorship. Technically the 1st amendment was written for freedom of speech towards the government. But we have taken it to mean freedom of speech towards all, which is okay. (To make it apply towards all) We just need to remember that if we open speech up entirely we also open the door to obscenity towards minors. How do we prepare our children for some adult saying inappropriate things towards them at a bus stop or work place? What about threats? Maybe some of you think threats are okay, and that's okay. Your entitled to your opinion. Let's just remember that the KKK used threats to get African-Americans to comply. Do we really want to revert back to that time? Threatening people (Minors included) into compliance of all sort? Just something to think about.

  • Not at all.

    Parents can't always be watching over there kids sometimes we need government involved to make sure kids are safe. Listening to explicit music can alter kids behaviors making them think that listening to that kind of music is ok. Also they hear references to drugs and acholol making them think that is an ok thing for them to do and it's not.

  • No it doesnt

    Censorship is used to protect our children. There are certain things in the internet that kids should not be able to see. For example, kids should not be able to watch certain films due to violence. And i think that my little brother Clayton should never see the real word:)

  • NO, censorship does not violate the first amendment.

    Censorship does not violate the first amendment because there is things that are supposed to keep away from children. At a certain age or when you are older, you are responsible for looking at whatever you want but it can't interfere with minors. We citizens of the U.S were given that first amendment to be responsible using it. That is the reason why these new generations are being messed up because we let minors notice things that are inappropriate at their young age. If we want a change on what is out there that is inappropriate, censorship should not violate the first amendment! America!!!

  • Technically it doesn't violate the First Amendment

    Proper censorship does not violate the First Amendment. Censorship is when something is considered unacceptably inappropriate and needs to be suppressed, such as pornography. These would be considered "obscenities." If you look at this website (https://www.Law.Cornell.Edu/wex/obscenity), it'll explain how the First Amendment does not protect such obscenities. This is why you don't hear about a lot of extremely inappropriate books, movies, or tv shows.

  • Its Simply Education

    I'm in schools and this is being discussed in my class. Censorship may make you feel repressed, but its simply for our protection so that it doesn't affect how we think. If you just think that it violates the first amendment and our rights as citizens, then you may not be paying attention to the overall purpose.

  • It Is NOT a violation of the first amendment

    Many consider censorship in the United States as an elixir of safety to the public. Some consider censorship to play a major role in maintaining social standards. On the other hand, many others consider censorship as imposing unreasonable restriction on the freedom of expression. Therefore the topic of whether or not censorship affects the first amendment has been subject to much debate
    Also, because it protects the morals of society and the innocence of children as well as cover up events that may cause violence.

  • No it does not

    Censorship does not violate the 1st amendment. If you post something online than you should be held accountable for it. Now yes i get that the 1st amendment is supposed to be freedom of speech but, you can't just say whatever you want because if someone is being cyber bullied than it technically counts as harassment which is illegal. If you were allowed to say anything you want then you could threaten people which is technically another crime. If censorship did not exist or it was removed than there would be an overwhelming amount of inappropriate content floating around. I mean hear me out if censorship or some sort of restrictions did not exist what do you think would happen? Pornagraphy on children's website, tv shows with nothing but uncensored foul language. Censorship is here for a reason, it's not just there to annoy people, it is there to prevent certain audiences from seeing certain content. It is also there to prevent children from seeing things that they do not have to, thats what parental lock and censors are for, it's there for the good of the people. Hope more people see why censorship is good and not just some dead weight trying to break the 1st amendment.

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