Today, the bureaucratic American government exerts widespread influence over the American people through economic policies, high tax rates, and even blatant spying. If Thoreau were a registered voter living today, I do not believe he would even want to vote for any politicians, although he would probably associate with the Libertarian movement that advocates for personal freedoms. However, Libertarians represent a miniscule portion of our overall government, which Thoreau would surely not support. Thoreau believed that citizens should revolt if the government gained too much control. If Thoreau were alive today, there is a likely chance that he would advocate strongly for civilians to speak out against the government, as he surely did not foresee a government this bloated and
On the other hand, media censorship is also used for wrong motives, mostly by the government who is trying to protect themselves from anti-politics ideas or any other movement against them. Censorship became at some point a weapon apply to keep citizens ignorant, by denying the entry or spread of sensitive information inside the country, authorities assure the status quo remaining, prohibiting to their nation the opportunity to learn more and to think differently, all because this could cause the loss of their power. Media censorship is a delicate matter where there is not a perfect position about it. As is known, media is one of the most important instruments use to communicate opinions in a short period of time to a big part of the world, this makes it a very power device with the capacity to change everything just with one word and give to the society great benefits, but it can also be used in negative ways, affecting directly the good relationship between communities, all critical aspects that make you think it is imperative to establish rational basic rules and boundaries to avoid the media become a dangerous threat to
Many people are failing to recognize the government’s full potential of surveillance over citizens. Most people truly are either just oblivious to the matter or are turning a blind eye on it. Having no privacy over people 's own lives own life takes a turn on things and pushes them straight into the reality the country is dealing with right now. When taking a look at other countries that the government watches over everyone, like North Korea, it’s assuring that that’s not where anyone would want to live. People want to live in a place where they feel safe to read, publish, or watch whatever they want without being watched.
The FBI seems to be making strides in preventing terrorist attacks, but this action should be made without social profiling and trolling the internet. Also, the repeal of Net Neutrality is another right being stripped from Americans. We deserve the right to an accessible internet that does not economically discriminate. All in all, the government does not have the right to monitor or limit internet content, as it skews our checks and balances system. Without these checks and balances we evolve into a country that oppresses its citizens.
It also helps those who are afraid to speak out on hate crime or who have no opinionated voice be strong. Legislation allows for certain people to be protected under the law from hate crimes against them regardless of a prejudice. However, the disagreement against this is that if the government focuses too much on those who are afraid and defenseless, than those who wish to banish them have an easier time to criticize them because the government is so focused on making them an example of someone to protect. In effect, this makes them just as vulnerable for the focus being directed
I agree with Lao-Tzu in this statement. People would not automatically become righteous simply because the government has forbidden things that are deemed immoral or socially unacceptable. The prohibitions may just hide the problems and may not necessarily solve much. The attention that the prohibition has brought towards the issue may cause people to purposely seek out loopholes or other ways to exploit these laws.
Censorship The United States Government is finding new ways to censor citizen’s freedom. Are they taking it too far by removing online content and books that might be considered offensive to the general public. The government should not take away offensive reading content for three reasons. Firstly all citizens should not be limited to what books they are allowed to read considering we have been granted freedom from the government with the first Amendment. Secondly, books are people’s best teachers and provide real life knowledge for kids and adults who are trying to comprehend subjects that we not taught throughout the many years of education.
Brown thought Native Americans would get flustered by the name “Redskins.” The survey demonstrates that the vast majority do not care. He also states It is also crucial that when new information, such as this survey, becomes available, we think about the information. Things change, and everyone has to be prepared to change how they feel about different subjects as new facts are explored. It is not polite for anyone, kid, presidential candidate or sportswriter to change your mind, no matter what.
Freedom of speech is an element that we have historically embraced as Americans. The ability to think for oneself and make independent decisions are elements that we allow us to function successfully in society. In 1984, by George Orwell, many of those freedoms, including the freedom of thought do not exist. In the article “The Coddling of the American Mind” by Lukianoff and Haidt, the attempt to limit freedom of expression affecting our world today is explored.
These are the obvious faults that can be seen in the topic of media bias, the media only shares what they want us to, know, more of keeping people on a need to know basis in the United States, the many faults of the media can be seen by the public, regardless of gender, beliefs, political party, this biased information that is being fed to the American people and nothing is getting done about because more people are getting skeptical of if as distrust of the media increases yearly, something needs to change about this so that people know the truth, not force fed lies by the