Don't Tell Me to Be Quiet

Don't Tell Me to Be Quiet

Don’t Tell Me to Be Quiet!

JaWanza Brown
ISP 3260
Argument Essay One
November 20, 2007

American television and society is so quick to bleep people out. Let the people say how they feel. If a person has something to speak about, who are we to say it is offensive.

People have a least one thing that they downright own: their freedom of speech.

1. First Amendment
A. Say How You Feel.
B. Who says it’s wrong?

2. Censorship
A. Television
B. Radio
C. Gag Orders

3. Meeting the Problem Head On.
A. Challenging the Problem
B. Speak People

You never know what a person has to say. Allowing people to speak freely lets a whole new world of innovative ideas come into view.
I do not ever want to make it seem as if it is alright to shush someone. To me that is an act of rudeness. The first amendment gave us the right to speak freely. Whether the conversation type is offensive or not, who are we to say? Who is at fault if what I am saying is making you upset: yours. You do have the option in this country to tune someone out if you do not like what they are saying, and that is exactly what is happening in our television broadcasts, radio shows and everyday conversation. There is a new craze about bleeping people, keeping the public in the dark because of what one person has said. Who can be the judge of what I say? If I feel it, then why can I not say it? You would not know it was offensive if it had not been said to you. There are times when censorship is good, but all in all Americans have or should have one thing that is owned downright and that is free speech.
Censorship in television and radio is well appreciated in times when needed. Vile language and actions where it is possible for children to access is clearly understandable, but how about not airing the types of things that need censoring....

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