Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Hollywood Has Always Been Scrutinized!

As Paul starr states, "A variety of religious, social reform, and other groups, however saw the movies as a seductive, and all too popular source of moral subversion and, begining in 1907, persuaded some municipalities and states to censor the new medium." This has been going on since Hollywoods inception. The religious right and the so called moral majority have been trying to censor all entertainment since the beginning of this form of entertainment. This has always as it does today, slaped the constitution in the face, metaphorically speaking. People have a right to speak their mind, and as long as it does not cause anybody bodily harm this is okay. This is what America is all about. If people do not like what they are watching they should turn it off. When people try to censor intellectual property, the censoring takes away from the integrity of that property. People have a right to not watch something they deem offensive, but they should not have the right to censor someone else's work.


At 9:02 PM, Blogger A. Mattson said...

good discussion.

What about the children? Most of the censors justified their actions as necessary to protect the morals of youth? Does your First Amendment argument allow for the corruption of young people or do you leave it up to the parents to control their offspring?


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