Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Book Burning in Arkansas. Yes, it's 2006. 

You can't make this stuff up. Apparently, our children are under attack by the kind of people who live in college towns! Damn those higher learnin' types! Who dare they not give a damn about irrational fears like this?

Poison In Our Libraries -- GOPUSA
Once other parents learned what these books contained, many joined with Taylor in asking the school to take action. The public outcry was great. A parents' rights group was formed, "Parents Protecting the Minds of Children," with dozens of parents joining the cause. The local paper wrote that this issue generated more letters to the editor than any issue in recent history. The story of the battle of the books became the paper's story of the year for 2005.

But Fayetteville is a college town, and liberals turned out in droves to cry "censorship" and shout down Laurie Taylor's courageous efforts to protect the children.

It gets worse:

Some of the books to which the Fayetteville parents object have received awards, making it more difficult to demonstrate that they lack serious literary or artistic value.

You just know it was some lefty-wing nutcases with a New England Ivy League education that handed out the book awards.

Can you imagine what this world would look like if the kids in Arkansas grew up to be tolerant adults?

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