I've added a link on the side of the blog to Leonard Pitts' columns from the Miami Herald. His latest one (Do yourself a favor --- read a book) really resounds with this librarian. Banning books is an abominable and dictatorial idea to me. I believe that if you don't agree with the subject matter of a book, you shouldn't read it. Period. End of discussion. Next topic please. Lately it seems to be a very scary fact of life that the beliefs of one very vocal group are being forced onto the public at large. I have no problem with what you believe and will defend your right to believe it. They are, however, your beliefs, not mine. I won't insist that you adopt my point of view and I would hope that you would have the common courtesy and respect of one human being to another to not insist that I subscribe to yours. As a footnote let me add that my use of the word "you" is not meant for any particular reader but is used only in a general sense. I tried using "one" to indicate a person but it sounded too much like Jane Austen and rather pretentious.
Okay, enough ranting for today. On to more peaceful thoughts.
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