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Condemnation of Speech Final Draft

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Huffman1 Daniel Yamhari Huffman Ms. Emily Schulten English 1001 November 9, 2010 Condemnation of Speech Art is a form of expression that evokes true emotions, and sparks thought. America is considered the land of the free and the home of the brave, until you cross the line. Authors and Artists are constantly censored by the government, parents or school boards. Censorship of art condemns freedom of expression and freedom of thought. In America murder, incest, and rape are considered some of the most contemptible taboos, but censoring learning is debatable. Censorship of learning, expression and thought should never be allowed. Denying a human the right to seek knowledge, to educate their fellow man, or to create artwork as he sees fit is an offense worse than the most contemptible taboos. The pioneers of the preservation of knowledge were the men and women of the age of enlightenment in the eighteenth century. They were the people to begin questioning religion, saving books, or art under social attack and ultimately became the first of many free-thinkers to come. While the enlightenment age was the beginning of the change, it was just that, the beginning. It is unthinkable that a group of individuals regardless of social status could decide one day that they disagree with the rest of the world. Some people managed to save many historical items, books and in some cases whole libraries that people wanted gone. The preservation of culture and information is a slippery slope. Revolutions often came at the cost of pieces of culture becoming lost to mankind in order for us as a people to move forward.
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Huffman2 Independent thinkers have the men and women of the enlightenment age to thank for paving the way for a future. A future without independent thinkers would leave the world a grim place indeed. An author writes for two reasons: an interest in a given topic and a passion for creating something that other people can learn or grow from. It is outrageous our government or anybody else would want to censor an author’s work. In “Banned Books” by Dawn B. Sova she talks
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