When is Censorship Appropritate?
The most difficult part of censorship is deciding what deserves to be censored. The criterion is also the cause of the controversy that surrounds so many censored things. Often times there are no solid law set by the government but only raised voices by a minority of people. In certain places such as the Bible belt the popular view is not a secular one and when that non-secular view encroaches upon a classroom that is where some problems come from. Other problems arise when people get in legal trouble for unclear laws. For example read my post about Chinese Censorship.
If there is to be government supported censorship there should be set solid laws. They should be as strenuously debated as other laws. However, can a set of laws cover all types of censorship in all its forms? I find that very unlikely