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How much freedom should we allow, especially when it could create violence, hate, misinformation, etc? People tend to use words carelessly when not controlled.
I'm a tenth grade student, who has alot to say. At our school, we're allowed to debate between english classes. Before our first debate of the year I didn't really care about censorship.. Until I found out that over half of the books I've read in my life have been banned at one time or another. Censoring books, ideas, theories, and even thoughts from anyone is 100% wrong. It is in direct violation of the first amendment of the Constitution. The Constitution says that Anyone in the United States has the right to say or write what they feel and no one is able to make a law against it. So why get in the way of the Constitution? If you don't learn something from a book you're going to learn it somewhere else...maybe by experience. An example would be if you banned teachings about the Civil War. Then history would be bound to repeat itself, because no one would be educated on the subject. I am a firm believer that anything that someone wants to think or read should be available for them to read and study. Censorship is just a way of limiting your intellegence, in my mind.
that is true we have the right to spaek our mind but they wont let us
I agree in someways, but in someways i dissagree. I agree because, we should have a freedom of speech, but i disagree because if we get in some trouble, we have to pay the price, and with a censor, possibly, they could warn us before the paper is published. It could save one´s family thousands, or millions.
i agree that students should be able to write what they want(withen reason) i am a student in eighth grade, and we are only allowed to write about good things in our school. i cant understand why we arent allowed to express our believes. the 1st ammendment says we are allowed the freedom of press and speech.
School administrators should not be allowed to censor publications by students. Does the 1st ammendment not mean anything to you people? Why can we not excpress ourselves in a manner that can only be dangerous if some not case comes across it and thinks it is wrong? He can simply make his own comment in the paper saying why he thinks it should be censored or not. If this were to happen then the schools would not censor that paper would they? It's like the whole system is trying to make us brain washed who have to follow guidelines that do not allow us to speak our mind.
Sam (aka only 14)