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Censorship is a testament to the power of words, and it has a nasty habit of backfiring and creating martyrs. The roll call is impressive... Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Ken Sara Wiwa, Nawal El Sadawi, James Baldwin, Breyton Breytenbach - The names of the writers are usually more recognizable than those of the rulers who tried to silence them.

I as a person oppose censorship based on the sole opinions and/or convictions of any one person or group. I believe that it is the viewer's discretion to censor what they see, or in the case of children, the parents'.
An example, something which drove me to create this petition, is Thomas, the creator of Elfwood. When he made his now popular and world-wide art site, he set in place censorship rules that are based on his Swedish upbringing, not taking into account the fact that there might be other cultures signing up. When one of my works was not accepted due to censure, I stopped uploading. At least DeviantArt allows you to mark if a work is "adult material". While this is not a petition against Thomas or Elfwood in general, the image was not even... Well, here, I'll let you make your own thoughts on the matter...


Another example is when a poem I wrote was not allowed to be published in my college's Writers' Corner. I asked why, and the editor replied that she didn't like it because it was too dark, had cursing, and dealt with suicide as its main theme.

Censorship like this is wrong! It interferes with the rights of free speech and press, per the United States Constitution, yes, but these rights SHOULD be a part of every human's existence. If you agree with my view, sign the petition below. Help censor censorship!!

A nice little quote from Boston Legal...

Shore: "When President Kennedy was shot, when Martin Luther King delivered "I Have A Dream," when we walked on the moon, our lives were shaped by these events, in part because of the news. But on all the other days, they're businesses, looking to compete like anybody else in a competitive market place. They sell product. And even if you're determined to believe that this particular network is some evil empire, looking to spread right-wing propaganda... that still doesn't change the fact that we are in this room today because a principal is shutting down the expression of ideas... simply because he disagrees with the content. If anything needs a champion today, it's the First Amendment. In a recent poll, half of today's high school students thought newspapers should get government approval of stories before publishing them. The First Amendment has become an endangered species. And here we have a high school principal practicing censorship. My, my. We do have a problem."

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Tell me, IS THAT FAIR?!

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36. [The Voice of Difference] It would be silly not to be against censorship.

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2005-11-03 [Solitiaum]: Something like that. Are you all following this BS about the war and the indictments?

2005-11-03 [bluesoulsearcher]: "this BS" is pretty vague. Suffice is to say I'm following both.

2005-11-04 [Solitiaum]: The BS about how the Bush administration wanted a war and so they concocted a reason to make one... I dont say BS because I dont think thats how it happened... I say BS because he is supposed to be this "upstanding Christain citizin" and he's just been debunked. The entire fucking administration should be tried for high treason.

2005-11-04 [X2]: Diden't get your point^^

2005-11-07 [Balthizar]: The only thing Bush has done to be even considered High treason is that he Ignored the UN

2005-11-07 [X2]: hahaaha. bush has done mush more than that.

2005-11-07 [Solitiaum]: He encouraged his administration to lie about documents so that he could start a war. He nominated a complete imbecile for Supreme Court so that in the aftermath of that outrage, he could slide whoever he wanted into office. Bush has singlehandedly quintupled the national debt, and you still say he has done nothing to warrant an arrest for high treason?!

2005-11-07 [bluesoulsearcher]: Ignoring the UN is hardly treasonous. We don't know sure who encouraged the lies on the documents. My money is on Rumsfiled. Neither Miers nor Roberts are complete imbeciles. They are highly intelligent people. The question is whether they belong on the Supreme Court. You could be right about him using it as justification for Alito, though. Lastly, Bush didn't "singlehandely quintuple the national debt." The national debt hasn't increased five-fold, and Bush hardly did it single-handedly. He had help from Congress. Of those three matters, however, only one of those could be considered treason, and that would be the documents. The other two are just politics and bad economics.

2005-11-08 [Solitiaum]: The national debt has increased a trillion or two, easy. Stealing money from this nation's senior citizens is wrong, and borders on treason, when that same money is then used to fund a war that seems dedicated to ensuring that today's youth do not grow to become senior citizens.

2005-11-08 [bluesoulsearcher]: The national debt has increased, but we're already a few trillion in the hole thanks to Reagan, so it will take awhile to reach five times that original amount. Bush hasn't stolen the money, however, unless your opinion is that all taxes are stolen money. The money used in the war was budgeted by Congress at the request of Bush. While one could say the money was misdirected, stolen is an overstatement. As it stands, Bush sent 400 billion dollars more to senior citizens in the inordinately expensive prescription drug plan, which is expected to cause the price of prescription drugs to increase dramatically, which screws all non-senior citizens.

2005-11-08 [bluesoulsearcher]: The AARP, perhaps the most irresponsible lobby in Washington, backed Bush's bill, and if you look at the exit polls from the 2004 election, more seniors supported Bush than Kerry (

2005-11-09 [X2]: If you mean that the american people support bush more, of corse after the killing of american people they support a racist more that thinks that every arab is a scum then Kerry.

2005-11-10 [bluesoulsearcher]: That statement cannot be proven and is at severe odds with the policy decisions and public statements made by Bush prior to and after 9/11.

2005-11-12 [Solitiaum]: I hope you realise that current polls indicate that less than half of this nation is pleased with Bush and the way he handles policy.

2005-11-14 [bluesoulsearcher]: I'm well aware of that fact, and to be truthful, it pleases me. I didn't vote for him in 2000 or 2004. The only reason I defend him is when people make unjust accusations instead of the accusations he so richly deserves.

2006-07-30 [X2]: hm.... this page is pro or anti american? if it is pro, then there only two words: fox news.

2006-07-31 [to never return bye yall]: i totaly agree i mean one of my friends pointed out to me the other day that on the radio station i listen to there is one song that uses the phrase 'god damn' and the station takes out the god but not the damn. now i think that they should either take out the whole phrase or leave it all but taking out god and leaving damn they arent even doing it cause of language they are doing it cause of a religious reference and that is just so much bullshit! but i mean there is so much stuff going around these days about getting christianity out of basicly everything but i almost never hear anything taking place in amarica with other religons it is all about christianity.

2006-07-31 [to never return bye yall]: my point being if you are going to take out christianity shouldnt you also take out all the other raligions? i mean either have them all or dont have any at all. but dont go and take out just this one religion. that is one of the most prejudice things in this country is not rasism against blacks but a prejudice against christians and christ in anything but our church activities. there are just so many things taking anything that has a romote conection with the christian christ out of all but our own church that i am just waiting for the day when the govenment starts trying to gat ride of our church too.

2006-07-31 [to never return bye yall]: and if you cant see the conection of all this and the topic it is that the government has and still is puting so much censorship on the christian religon and only the christian religon and that is what i am ranting on about the governmental censorship of ONLY the christina religon and no others they need to censor all relogions the same or just stay out of it compleatly but not focus on one and only one religon.

2006-07-31 [to never return bye yall]: you can not blame the increase of the national debt on bush he is not the one who raises taxes the Congress is and he is not the one who desides what that money is spent on the congress is and do you know how much money the congress has taken in taxes saying that it was for one project that the nation actually needs and then turned around and spent it on something else that is of no remote inportince to anyone but pretty much those in congress and other areas of power in the government of this nation? do you? dont go blaming the problem of this nations debt on bush not even a full half of it is his fault it lies largely on this nations congress.

2006-07-31 [to never return bye yall]: this nations congress is one of the most corupt bodys of power in the world. it was set up to listen to the people and give them what they want but yet our congressmen and senaters are the ones telling us what we want not us them. they say we are to dumb and stupid to know what we want and need and they are smart and put there for them to tell us what we need. more like for them to tell us what they need. half of the things that go through the senate helps not the people of this nation but the rich and powerful if this nation. tell me that is the way it was meant to be.

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