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Censorship during wartime
Can ideas threaten a nation? Is censorship ever justified?
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Devin Lenzmeier Ideas most definitely can threaten a nation.
September 29, 2010 08:28 AM
 
Alicia Sokol I definately think that ideas can threaten a nation. There are certain topics that are just too touchy and can't be spoken of without causing discomfort and defensiveness. People get sensitive to certain topics when it comes beliefs. Disagreements can easily cause threat between people even in extreme measures of government, races/cultures, and entire nations.
September 27, 2010 06:55 PM
 
Hannah B I think that ideas can threaten a nation because obviously not all ideas are good ideas (like book burnings, for instance) and if a person convinces others to approve of a bad idea, it could end badly for that nation. Sometimes censorship is justified but most of the time people are just angered by it and feel that they should be the judge of whether they should hear or see something, not someone else.
September 24, 2010 11:04 AM
 
Annie Yes, ideas can threaten a nation. An idea can make a person do crazy things. For example Hitler didn't like Jews and so he gathered other people with his idea and killed millions of people.
Yes, ideas can threaten a nation. An idea can make a person do crazy things. For example Hitler didn't like Jews and so he gathered other people with his idea and killed millions of people., September 24, 2010 10:58 AM
 
Kevin Renelt i think ideas can threaten a nation because it could cause riots and people might try to over throw the country and it will be all anarchy. i dont think censorship can ever be justified because if there gonna try to censor it just put it on a different channel on tv.
i think ideas can threaten a nation because it could cause riots and people might try to over throw the country and it will be all anarchy. i dont think censorship can ever be justified because if there gonna try to censor it just put it on a different channel on tv., September 23, 2010 02:41 PM
 
Alex Milam I think some ideas could threaten a nation. If certain people get the idea that other things are right, but really there extremely bad it could end up affecting a whole nation. but still i dont know if censorship is okay.
I think some ideas could threaten a nation. If certain people get the idea that other things are right, but really there extremely bad it could end up affecting a whole nation. but still i dont know if censorship is okay., September 23, 2010 02:39 PM
 
Courtney Ideas can threaten a nation.
Ideas can threaten a nation., September 23, 2010 02:38 PM
 
Madisen Penshorn An idea can spread like wildfire in a nation, so if a certain not-so-good idea directed toward a nation spreads, that nation would feel threatened.
September 23, 2010 02:31 PM
 
Amanda D I think ideas can threaten a nation. I think censorship can be justified.
I think ideas can threaten a nation. I think censorship can be justified., September 23, 2010 01:10 PM
 
Casey I think that some ideas can threaten nations but some will not. I also think that censorship is not jusitified because everyone should decide things for themselves.
September 23, 2010 01:04 PM
 

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