Censorship No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. The First Amendment clearly voices a great American respect toward the freedom of religion. It also prevents the government from “abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
” Since the early history of our country, the protection of basic freedoms has been the highest priority to Americans. Ray Bradburys Fahrenheit 451 is a fictitious example of the evils of censorship in a world that is becoming illiterate. In this book, the government convinces the public that book reading is evil because it spreads harmful opinions and agitates people against the government. The vast majority of people accept this censorship of expression without question and are content to see and hear only the governments propaganda. Bradburys hidden opposition to this form of censorship was apparent throughout the book and finally prevailed in the end when his main character rebelled against the practice of burning books. Freedom of speech is constantly being challenged as is evidenced in a recent court case speech, rights, first, freedom, government, court, amendment, school, free, been, american, states, because, united, case, bill, personal, people, law, freedoms, feel, censorship, under, student, important, history, constitution, challenged, book, against, this, of, freedom, zenger, without, william, two, throughout, students, society, sedition, right, press, oppose, one, live, led