Tangent: I was in SC last week for a family reunion and my dad brought a bunch of beer over to my uncle's house. His brother (who is a staunch conservative military man) asks him what he's got. My dad says he's got Shiner Bock and Corona. My uncle asks for the American beer and my dad hands him the Shiner Bock. My uncle responds "Texas ain't no goddamn part of my America, gimme a Corona."Shiner Bock for me.
That is ridiculously false.Yes, actually. Only GOVERNMENT can censor you.
* S: censoring, censorship, security review (counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy)
* S: censoring, censorship (deleting parts of publications or correspondence or theatrical performances)
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K thx bai.cen·sor·ship Pronunciation (snsr-shp)
1. The act, process, or practice of censoring.
2. The office or authority of a Roman censor.
3. Psychology Prevention of disturbing or painful thoughts or feelings from reaching consciousness except in a disguised form.
Governments have allowed themselves the 'right' to 'censor' the free speech of the media and private individuals over and over again. Censorship the very basis for our system of laws regarding how information is transmitted or how an idea is conveyed. You're not allowed to place pornography on a sign in Broadway because the government has created laws to censor what can and can't be printed near children. The government doesn't allow you to print images of aborted babies on condoms because of decency laws. You aren't allowed to hold rallies wherever you please because the government can censor you in certain locations. No, no. The government is very much by law allowed to censor. The list of things the government is by law allowed to censor goes on and on. Ask any news agency. And private individuals with enough power can and do censor others.Sure it does, the government isn't allowed to censor anything by law, private sites can censor anything they want to.