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Should the government’s have the right to control information which is accessible to the public?

Uploaded by fiwer on Mar 12, 2005

The issue about the government’s right to control information which is accessible to has been widely debated. It is an imperative subject because it poses fundamental litigious questions which may affect the liberty of an individual in their community. Different arguments have been articulated concerning this issue. These include arguments in favor of favor of the status quo, others for the complete control of information, or for absolute liberty of the citizen information, while some are indifferent. This essay will argue on behalf of government limitation of access.

The government has many roles in society. These consist of assurance of public order, promotion of pervasive well being, maximizing individual freedom and intellectual potential, and maintaining cultural traditions. When any of these principles especially that of protecting social order is being violated, the government should have the authority to restrain accessible information to the public if it incites a violent act. Violence the worst human act of cruelty, is defined as “injury or damage by rough or abusive treatment”. Violence has been tolerated and forcefully used throughout history, but over the last two centuries social rejection against it has rapidly spread. If admission to unrestricted information that could provoke aggressive behavior persists, incidents of violence may increase. Such information as child pornography can and has led to vicious crime.
A good example of this is the illustrious case of 10 year old, who was kidnapped by a man, sexually assaulted and murdered in her Toronto neighborhood on May 12, 2003 DNA evidence proved that Michael Briere, a software developer committed the crimes. In June 2004, he plead guilty and stated that he had visited child pornography sites on the internet which aroused him to commit the crimes.
This type of brutal crime could be prevented if the government had some control and tracking over such accessible public information.

Legislative moderation of liberally obtainable information should be used if it is illegal or may be used in criminal behaviors.
The democratic Canadian government has a major responsibility of sustaining social equilibrium. To achieve collective stability, communal rules were developed to enforce fundamental ideologies of peaceful existence. These rules include a diverse range of activities that are outlawed and deemed morally unacceptable. There are numerous illicit activities but the most relevant to this argument is the abuse and exploitation of controlled substances. Unfettered sources of information such as the internet can be a useful tool...

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Date:   03/12/2005

Category:   Politics

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