posted on Sep, 20 2007 @ 04:32 PM
Censorship should not be up to the state. It should be up to the individual person, what they want to hear, what they want their children to
hear....and if they don't like something, they don't have to LISTEN to it at ALL!!!
If the state were working in our best interests, and a mother came up to the FCC and said "I don't think my children should be exposed to such
filthy language on TV", what they SHOULD say is "Sorry, ma'am, can't do a thing about it because the constitution grants everyone freedom of
speech no matter where they are in the country, EVEN on television."
There can be no division between freedom of speech and what's socially acceptable to say, because in this country, according to what's been written
in the Constitution, freedom of speech is not always what's socially acceptable. In this country, freedom of speech IS what should be socially
acceptable, because we guaranteed ourselves that right more than 200 years ago. If we wanna be truly American about this, anyway.
[edit on 20-9-2007 by indierockalien]