Jason A. Sanchez
Censorship: Protection or Prevention
By the power of the First Amendment, we are granted the freedom of speech and
worship, press, and the freedom to assemble and petition the government.
However, by the
power of censorship, we are limited to how we think, write, and express our thoughts, especially
within school walls.
Censorship is a problem because certain topics may be offensive to some,
but may not be to others.
The “censors” that suppress and remove articles from newspapers are
limiting the rights (granted by the First Amendment) of individuals.
Today, censorship affects
our world, the government, our families, but mostly, our public schools.
Certain subjects, like
profanity or sexuality topics, have brought upon questions to the administrators of the school and
parents of the students.
What makes this subject more problematic is that students come from a
vast amount of different cultures with diverse traditions, beliefs, and languages.
the First Amendment clash to cause this problem which affects the students’ learning
Censorship is a problem for everyone.
It is an infringement on the rights of the American
individuals guaranteed by the First Amendment.
As citizens, we make our own decisions to
write what we want, read what we want, and act however we would like to without offending
We don’t want restrictions to limit our actions.
The freedom of speech plays
an important role in our life, especially in the school environment.
As students, we don’t want
people to limit and set boundaries on our education.
It is a school’s job to let students expand
their minds by reading books and surfing the internet, not suppressing them by removing
Students sometimes don’t get the opportunity to read what they’d like to because of