Day 1 – Do you believe in god?/What religion are you?
Day 2 – Do you believe in an afterlife? What do you believe happens when you die?
Day 3 – Are you proud to be from whatever country you are from?
Day 4 – What is your view on gay marriage? Homosexuality in general?
Day 5 – Do you think sex before marriage is okay?
Day 6 – How do you feel that sex education should be handled in schools?
Day 7 – Do you want to get married and/or have kids?
Day 8 – Do you think any drugs should be legalized? Do you think there should be an age for drinking?
Day 9 – Pro-life or pro-choice?
Day 10 – Have any opinions about year-round schooling?
Day 11 – What do you think about prostitution? Should it be legal?
Day 12 – Do you think men today are too “wimpy” and need to “man up”? How do you feel about gender roles as a whole?
Day 13 – Do you think there should be an age to get tattoos/piercings without the consent of a parent?
Day 14 – Do you believe in aliens?
Day 15 – Do you believe in regrets? Do you have any terrible ones?
Day 16 – What do you want to happen to your body when you die?
Day 17 – How about that cloning stuff?
Day 18 – What is your take on people who self harm (cutting, burning, scratching etc etc.)
Day 19 – Do you think high schools should give out free contraceptives?
Day 20 – What do you think about plastic surgery?
Day 21 – What do you think about the death penalty?
Day 22 – Do you say your country’s national anthem/pledge of allegiance when it is said/listened to?
Day 23 – What do you think about thinspo?
Day 24 – Euthanasia – Your thoughts?
Day 25 – Do you think violent video games should be banned?
Day 26 – Which do you think should be taught in schools: Evolution or creationism?
Day 27 – “Illegal” downloading – Yay or nay?
Day 28 – Do you think zero tolerance policies are effective in achieving their objectives?
Day 29 – Do you feel as though women should be able to walk around topless like men? Why or why not?

Day 30 – Do you think the internet should be censored?

No, no, a thousand times no!

The internet is such a wonderful place BECAUSE it’s uncensored. Think about China. If their government doesn’t like what a website says, you can’t get to it. Last I knew, wikipedia was blocked in China, and youtube too. I mean, there are ways around it, but whenever the government finds one of those sites, it blocks it, and spends a good amount of time looking for it.

If the internet was censored, we wouldn’t be able to go to wikileaks and find out about all the stuff the government has been doing with our tax dollars while trying to keep it a secret. We wouldn’t know about Bradley Manning, who is being kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, and is forced to sleep nude, and for a while didn’t even have a blanket, who Obama says is guilty even though he hasn’t had a trial yet (whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?), all for allegedly leaking information to wikileaks. We wouldn’t know about all the revolutions going on around the world (why would a government let people know about revolutions, they might want to uprise and have their own…). And imagine life without wikipedia or youtube, because they might contain information the government doesn’t like. Or have a google like China’s google, where things on the blacklist aren’t allowed to show up in search results. We probably wouldn’t be able to access websites critical of the war, or the government….they could censor ANYTHING. And you might not even know about it, because they’d likely censor sites talking about censorship. Of course, it would all be in the interest of “national security”, but how is restricting the free flow of ideas a national security treat, unless they’ve got something to hide that they don’t want us knowing about that so big that people would uprise if they knew?

The greatest advantage of the internet is the openness of it. Please preserve that. There’s a lot of shit on the internet, but there’s a lot of good things on the internet too. If you try to censor the bad, you will inevitably censor the good. And who would be the censor, and who would make sure the censor was being “responsible”, and if they was someone watching the censor, who would watch that person? Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

Then again, I don’t really believe in censorship, period (Go go first amendment!). So I might be a little biased…

And that has been my 30 day challenge. Bravo to those of you who stuck through it. Hello to those of you who found my blog during this. I shall be returning to normal posting soon. I’ve gotten a lot of ideas that got thrown to the wayside during this, because I often have limited blogging time, and I’ve been using it up on this. So…it’s been fun! See you all soon!