Analysis of Issue
These essays are not “perfect” answers, but represent what could be done in a 30 minute time period to get a score of 5 or 6.
Issue #1: Radio and TV Censorship
The censorship and regulation of broadcast media for offensive material involves a conflict between the freedom of expression and the duty of government to protect its citizenry from potential harm. I believe that our societal interest in preventing the harm that exposure to obscenity produces takes precedence over the freedoms of individual broadcasters.
Firstly, I believe exposure to obscene and offensive language and behavior causes people to mimic such behavior. There is anecdotal and scientific evidence to support this contention.