Censorship...Who Gives A F**k!!!

I was very young and lived in Chicago there were all sorts of interesting things
around to play with. My parents physically censored me by putting me in "baby
prison." They felt that certain things needed to be censored from me because of
their potential danger. So I was kept out of harms way in the playpen or crib.
As I grew older and was no longer watched by my parents 24 hours a day, I
realized that I was censored by others. In school, it was constantly no to this
and no to that. All that negativity is not good for children, all day long. It
was always interesting to me as to why we recited the pledge of allegiance in
school, what if you are not American? I also was not allowed to ...

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why can't I see it? The answer to that question is the
government doesn't think I am old enough. My mom said live with it, there is
nothing you can do. I think that made me more inquisitive.
That was just the beginning, I was too young to go on certain rides and
too young to go into stores like Sharper Image and I was too young to purchase
the music that I really enjoyed. When I was able to get my hands on a Compact
Disc I had wanted, it sometimes had a "Explicit Lyrics" warning sticker on it. I
would go home, listen and enjoy only to get lectured by my parents. They said
things such as; you can't have anything that contains profanity, or any type of
objectionable material. "Then again I am only going to encounter it in the real
world!!!", I would reply. Obviously there are many different views to take on
this issue, and I knew there was a long and difficult battle ahead of me until I
was 18.
I contend that censoring music is a necessary evil but, it should be
allowed to a ...

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Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). From 1925 to the present, the ACLU "has been on
the forefront of the fight to protect constitutional freedoms through the court
Legislation has been proposed for the prevention of explicit lyrics with
a multitude of bills never passing or if they had, not being enforced. In the
state of Washington there was a law passed called "The Erotic Music Bill." This
1992 law stated that store owners had to place an "adult only" label on certain
recordings. It was also stated that it was a crime for anyone to sell a CD or
tape that had an "adult only" label on it to a person under the age of
eighteen." The law was passed but was never put into ...

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