December 1, 2010

Book Banning and Other Attacks on Our Freedom of Speech

Well readers, I have always been very passionate about reading, books, and free speech. I believe that reading is knowledge and knowledge is power, but what comes with power is responsibility.  I came across this article on Book Banning on USA Today.com and it just amazes me that through all we have sustained as a nation, the banning of books still remains a prevalent practice in our society.


Novels, classics, non-fiction, and even dictionaries are printed every day for our use and as an exercise of our first amendment right to the freedom of speech. Our founding fathers came to this country to escape religious persecution and to obtain freedom from oppression, but many people in this country do not learn from history and attempt to make everyone conform to their so called, "conservative moral values".  If we don't learn from our history we are destined to repeat it.  If you don't want your kids to read certain books, then don't allow it.  Don't attempt to repeal the rights of all americans because you don't agree with one person's opinion in a book; don't read it!


I'm stepping off my soapbox now.  Please read the story and let me know what you think. Book banning = racism.  Book banning = inequality.  Book banning = religious oppression. Book banning = sexual discrimination.