“A First Amendment Junkie”
Censoring pornography is wrong. Pornography should not be censored just be cause some people find it offensive. I cannot recall the last time someone made me look at a pornographic picture, or made me buy a pornographic magazine or movie. If you do not agree with the material then do not buy it. The people that enjoy these types of pictures do it on their on free will. No one makes them and to take this decision away is taking their freedom away and is going against everything the first amendment stands for.
A large majority of Americans sometime in their life have enjoyed seeing someone naked or have desired to see that person naked. To many feminists this is pornography. Nudity is indeed an art and like most art it is one persons’ expression of their ideas. To take a persons ideas away from them is wrong and should not be allowed. The first amendment is about ensuring the people some authority and meaning in this government and by taking that away we are slaves to the United States.
All of the problems with “Kiddie Porn” and children viewing pornography would virtually cease if parents would play a more active role in their childrens lives and not let the t.v. or the computer be the babysitter. It is like Jacoby said in her essay “My friends tell me I don’t know how it is because I don’t have children. True, but I do have parents.” It was her parent’s job to monitor what she saw and not the governments or anyone else’s.
The first amendment sets forth several right given to the American people. These rights are what give the people some dignity and place in society. If we take this away from ourselves, we are just hurting each other, Whether it concerns pornography, protests, or any of the like.
Jacoby’s essay was well thought out and was simple to read. All of her points were supported with good facts and metaphors that relate to common people. She had complete thoughts and her opinion was clear from the beginning. She somewhat discussed the other side of the issue but would quickly discredit it. The essay kept my interest and was not cluttered with unnecessary details. It was not too long and not too short, she established her opinion and got on with it. Overall, I feel as though it was a well-written essay.
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