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Book banning- Do you think it's justified to ban any kind of book? Also, do you think political correctness is behind the motivation for wanting to ban certain books?

SpikeTalon 9 Feb 17
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"To be ignorant of the past is to be forever a child". ~ Cicero

"It's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers".~ Judy Blume

As the above quotes indicate, I do not agree with burning or banning books. I also don't believe in censorship of the language in existing pieces of literature. I do feel that political correctness is largely responsible for the decision to burn books. It's sad.

Excellent reply, and I concur. Disturbing indeed...

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Knowledge is power and freedom is everything
But bad people are real and they use freedom against us. Somethings in science should not be shared in a book for a terrorist to use.
Sharing opinions, facts and mythology is freedom.
Being responsible is just smart.

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Banning books, this is so sad. Can you let me know who’s trying to ban which books? Intellectual freedom and freedom of speech are of utmost importance to me as we don’t have it in the socialist country where I come from. First Amendament gives everyone the right to hear all sides of an issue (unless you’re a college student you choose to give that right up by shouting down speakers who have opponions you find “unsafe” and offensive). Libraries used to pride themselves on being the guardians of intellectual freedom and not banning books. Here’s the American Library Association’s statement on censorship:

[ala.org]

However, some libraries have deemed the Tintin books racist and moved them to adult collections. Last year, American Library Association changed the name of its prestigious children’s literature award from Laura Ingalls Wilder award to children’s literature legacy award because “Little House on the Prarie” books are considered racist now.

Yes I think political correctness is harming the young minds and our society.

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