Saving Our Children from the First Amendment by Kevin W. Saunders
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Saving Our Children from the First Amendment
By Kevin W. Saunders

Saving Our Children from the First Amendment

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Saving Our Children from the First Amendment by Kevin W. Saunders

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The First Amendment is vital to our political system, our cultural institutions, and our routine social interactions with others. In this provocative book, Kevin Saunders asserts that freedom of expression can be very harmful to our children, making it more likely that they will be the perpetrators or victims of violence, will grow up as racists, or will use alcohol or tobacco. Saving Our Children from the First Amendment examines both the value and cost of free expression in America, demonstrating how an unregulated flow of information can be detrimental to youth. While the great value of the First Amendment is found in its protection of our most important political freedoms, this is far more significant for adults, who can fully grasp and benefit from the freedom of expression, than for children. Constitutional prohibitions on distributing sexual materials to children, Saunders proposes, should be expanded to include violent, vulgar, or profane materials, as well as music that contains hate speech. Saunders offers an insightful meditation on the problem of protecting our children from the negative effects of freedom of expression without curtailing First Amendment rights for adults.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780814740354
ISBN-10: 0814740359
Format: Paperback
(5830mm x 3895mm x 21mm)
Pages: 307
Imprint: New York University Press
Publisher: New York University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kevin W. Saunders

Kevin W. Saunders is Charles Clarke Chair in Constitutional Law at Michigan State University College of Law. He is the author of Violence as Obscenity: Limiting the Media's First Amendment Protection and Saving Our Children from the First Amendment (NYU Press, 2003).

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