"Censorship…is always and everywhere an evil. Censorship means the screening of material by an authority invested with power to ban that which it disapproves….And who is that paragon to whom we would be willing to entrust such authority?"
Arthur Lelyveld
(1913-1996) Rabbi within the movement of Reform Judaism
Censorship: For And Against, 1971
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Indeed, who is that paragon? Censorship is here purchased with threat, duress, and illicit gratuities. No such authority is willingly entrusted. As per the stated definition, 5 stars.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Shame on this rabbi. God's word is a censor of filth and pornography and His word is the standard. There is no other.
     -- David Lee, Oakland, TN     
    The censor on this site is I believe a post-er named Mary. She warns y'all not to read me.
     -- Waffler, Smith     
    That 90% of our so called "news" is both censored and propogandized is painfully obvious. We are kept in the dark and lied to on a daily basis. Our so called "democracy" walks in the same filth as Communism and Fascism...it just has a better looking storefront and too many of us are actually stupid enough to buy into it.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    David Lee, I'd ask you what on earth are you talking about but I'm afraid you'd tell me. The quote is right.
     -- jim k, Austin,Texas     
    Why are they censoring Ron Paul? He's the last person I would agree with politially, but as the runner-up by a few hundred votes in the Iowa Straw-Poll his name hasn't been mentioned once in any of the news outlets as a contender. Y'all's sytem is incredibly flawed.
     -- L. Hanson, Edmonton, Canada     
    L. Hanson, you're absolutely right. The occupying statist theocracy that infests this land is incredibly flawed ! It is a government of men (as is averse to a government of law) that is immorally unconstitutional, unlawful, etc., etc., etc. While the socialists battle for supremacy in administrative style (communists / progressives vs. fascists), any and all voices of freedom are greatly imposed upon if not censored completely.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    I agree 100%. David Lee confuses man's word with God's word. Isn't God's word simply called 'The Truth'? Well, then there is no censorship of the Truth in the Truth. Read the Bible, more sex and violence than in Apocalypse Now. Hey, Canadians, your press is actively censored -- always has been. The CBC is government funded, and the press are strictly limited on what they may report on -- had the OJ Simpson trial been held in Canada, no one would have known anything about it until it was over.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    obamas "net netrality"
     -- Kimo, USA     
    L Hanson, Canada, has lead the pack with censorship, for a long time. In these days, we need to stand as one, with the truth, the truth, WILL set us free, and it is not going to be easy, and is not for cowards. These times, require great courage, and we have many brave men in our country, very wise men, who watch, wait. God bless America, and Canada too.
     -- Kimo, USA     
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