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Read the following passage and answer the question that follows:

In America, the first amendment to the Bill of Rights states, "congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech." This amendment was passed to protect our right to express our opinions without fear. Yet, we must stop using the first amendment as a justification to say whatever we want, whenever we want. No speech is "free" when it has detrimental effect on the well-being of the others, the protection of our privacy, the safety of our borders, or the quality of our thinking. While censorship is not the way of this land, we must take into account the effect of musical lyrics that influence young listeners How often do we find ourselves singing a tune or repeating a phrase from a song instinctively, without stopping to ponder the meaning of the words? When these words are demeaning to any group of people or when they incite violence, we are unknowingly repeating phrases of hate. How long does it take until those phrases become worn into our patterns of thought and we find ourselves believing the words we mindlessly hummed?

The author attempts to persuade the reader with

Options

A) statistics

B) impassioned generalizations

C) historical quotations

D) anecdotes and examples


The correct answer is D.


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