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“Don't join the book burners . . . .” — Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States, 1953–1961.
"Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us."—Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, "The One Un-American Act." Nieman Reports, vol. 7, no. 1 (Jan. 1953): p. 20.
“Intellectual Freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction. It provides for free access to all expressions of ideas through which any and all sides of a question, cause or movement may be explored. Intellectual freedom encompasses the freedom to hold, receive and disseminate ideas.”—Intellectual Freedom and Censorship Q & A
“[I]t’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
“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”—Benjamin Franklin
“Without Freedom of Thought, there can be no such Thing as Wisdom; and no such Thing as publick Liberty, without Freedom of Speech.” — Benjamin Franklin
"It's not healthy for America, it doesn't fit what we stand for. And they will do whatever it takes to reach their goal."
Alabama State Representative
Originally posted by marg6043
Get to know your political fundamentalist in your local government, the are there for a reason and is to shove their version of morality and bible wisdom down the throat of anybody else.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Voting's proved real effective...
Especially since people vote based off the information they have, which is all lies, false promises, and hollow talk about 'values' which are never pinned down.
It's a farce.
Originally posted by MCory1
Man, the Bible Belt never ceases to amaze me...I agree this will probably never see the light of day, but who is he to determine what people get to read or not? For one thing, just because an author is gay or a story has gay characters doesn't mean the book is promoting homosexuality. Even if it was, are we that stupid that we can't read a book and determine if it applies to us or not? What is so wrong about gay people anyways? I'll never understand that; it's not any business of anyone but the people in the relationship.