I personally am a strong believer that an “ideal society” should have no guns; nevertheless crime is a big problem to the citizens of our society and guns are necessary. Therefore, it is not recommended that we ban guns completely. The most pragmatic thing to do is to reduce the availability of guns and make it difficult to procure them by making sure that they are given only to people who are mentally capable of handling them. There is a definite need to ban guns since their liberal usage leads to large-scale public massacres, which are suited for the field of war, not civilized society. Weapons like automatic rifles and assault weapons are tools created with the purpose of mass killings.
Although censorship is needed with issues concerning children, majority of censorship is a violation of our rights because what one person may find offensive and obscene does not necessarily represent that all citizens. The freedom to read is essential to the democratic way of life. But today, that freedom is under attack. The government is working to remove both books and periodicals from sale, to exclude certain books from public schools, to censor and silence magazines and newspapers, and to limit "controversial" books and periodicals to the general public. The overthrow of reading materials is defeat of creative thought.
In the press release Gregorian underlined the word actions, stating that rules don’t proscribe words they proscribe behavior. Therefore that shows that the code of conduct does not prohibit speech. The author tries to convince the readers that Hann shouldn’t have been expelled because physical actions were not involved in the situation just verbal offense. The University has certain codes to follow. Hentoff proves that they misinterpreted the codes for Brown mentioning inappropriate behavior, abusive threatening or demeaning actions is prohibited.
There are many events in Canadian history that have contributed to the changes in Canada over time. Some of the significant events that are believed to have contributed to the changes in Canada are The Battle of Vimy Ridge, The Statute of Westminster, and The Immigration Boom. Therefore, these events are significant because the helped shape the country we live in today. We have our own independent government. We have a country full of diversity, multiple cultures/races living and working together.
John Doe English Class March 28, 2012 Is Tropic Thunder Politically Correct? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to be politically correct is “conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities (as in matters of sex or race) should be eliminated. The film Tropic Thunder rouses many debates and controversies over whether it is politically correct. Through its slander and insensitivity, the movie brings to light many stereotypes and beliefs held widely but rarely addressed. In “What is Political Correctness” by Jonathan I. Katz, the notion of politically correct is brought in to perspective, even shown as a way to enforce preexisting stereotypes and limit open and free discourse.
As adults, the rights of children are always supposed to be in our best interest. The reason the ban of virtual child pornography was considered unconstitutional is because no children are actual being used, so “no harm, no foul.” What it does not seem to consider is the right to life and health of the children who may be harmed by this practice? What happens when a man or woman who watches virtual porn is no longer satisfied with just watching and not wants to act on their impulses? The right to life and health for any child then can be considered compromised. “Negative rights, allow us to make claims on what others should not do to us” (Burnor,Raley p.196) , and what other should not do is cause possible endangerment of any child.
English 122 19 October 2010 Censorship in American Films The censorship of films; is it right or wrong? This is a topic that is debated strongly by both sides. In my view the censorship of films is wrong and it violates the First Amendments right to freedom of speech. Films are a form of art and therefore should be shown as the film maker intended, without any cutting or editing. The word censorship comes from the word censor.
By doing so, goes against the first amendment of the Constitution. What people do not understand is that there is always the choice to turn the media source off and walk away from it. There are extreme believers in censorship and then you have those on my side who believe that in most cases we should not have those thoughts and opinions being censored. The idea of anything being censored is ridiculous. A policy of banning literature and other forms of media outweighs the positive effects.
The protection of citizen’s personal privacy rights, at the expense of guaranteeing national security interests is necessary and must be the main priority of the Canadian government. Compared to other countries, the greatest part about living in Canada is our freedom. National security could lead to major issues which could threaten individual’s freedom, such as racial profiling, the corruption of absolute power, which could eventually be turned into military power, and there will be health mistrust between the government and its people. For those particular reasons, there is absolutely no possible logical reason to sacrifice Canadian civil rights for the purpose of national security. First of all, national security could lead to racial profiling; especially after the 9/11terriost attack on the twin towers could most definitely lead to problems.