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Ridgewood NJ, sources tell us the Ridgewood Moms and Dads Facebook group continues to debate what kind of “filter”censorship is necessary .
According to the ACLU : Censorship, the suppression of words, images, or ideas that are “offensive,” happens whenever some people succeed in imposing their personal political or moral values on others. Censorship can be carried out by the government as well as private pressure groups. Censorship by the government is unconstitutional.
Ridgewood Councilmen Jeff Voigt even jumped into the fray seemly endorsing the idea of silencing critics , and filtering speech ?
The first amendment to the Constitution says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Apparently the United States Constitution is not taught in Ridgewood .