Argumentative Essay: Banned Books

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Books are being Censored and We need to stop it!
Throughout our years on earth, Literature has grown as a subject and matter happening in our society, some that have some controversy and are later banned by governments, etc. I think that banned books should be open to the public to due to the freedom of our country allowing us to do read what we want, it is not right for the government to censor our learning, and Everyone should be able to choose and know what they are going to read, but have the choice to read it anywhere.
Banned books should be open to the public to due to the freedom of our country allowing us to do read what we want. For Example, “Five appendixes comprise the last half of the volume and present the following: discussions
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“(MAI) This Quote is important because other people have thought the same way. This Quote shows many different ways that the banning of the book can show or mean. For Example, “The first half of this volume presents an introductory essay defining the First Amendment and the legal aspects of censorship, and offers an annotated list of books that have been banned at various times throughout history. The annotations, arranged according to the birth dates of the…show more content…
For Example, “The nearly 150,000 inmates in Texas prisons are barred from using Facebook, possessing cellphones and receiving snacks in the mail. They are also prohibited from reading the pop-up edition of “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “The Color Purple” and the 1908 Sears, Roebuck catalog.The publications are among the 10,000 titles banned by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, a list that includes best sellers like “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “A Time to Kill” and even obscure works, such as the “MapQuest Road Atlas.” Not banned: “Mein Kampf” by Adolf Hitler and books by white nationalists, including David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard. Security at the roughly 50 state prisons across Texas extends beyond barbed-wire fences and cell-by-cell searches to include the careful reading of every book and magazine sent to inmates.The reviews are conducted not by guards but rather by mailroom staff members who skim the pages looking for graphic sexual content and material that could help inmates make a weapon, plot an escape or stir disorder.“If the book does not violate the uniform offender correspondence policy, then offenders are allowed to have it,” Jason Clark, a spokesman at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said. “Offenders have access to thousands of publications.” (Haag 1) What do the government have to think they could censor what we can
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