May 17th, 2010

Sailor Steeler

Writer's Block: This material has been censored

Do you think the government should have the right to censor the media? If you're generally against censorship, are there any circumstances under which you feel it might be warranted?

I am against any and all forms of government censorship.  It goes against the idea of freedom of speech in its most basic form.  If anything, I feel government should be more transparent and furthermore, relax laws against speech.

I am, on the other hand, fully supportive of self-censorship or censorship by private individuals/company on their own distributed products.  It's one thing if a government bans something.  It's another matter when a company does it.  If you don't like it, don't buy the product.