Friday, September 5, 2008

Absolutely Not....Censorship!

Shortly after becoming mayor, former city officials and Wasilla residents said, Ms. Palin approached the town librarian about the possibility of banning some books, though she never followed through and it was unclear which books or passages were in question., from the NYT, but search for yourself.

John McCain is a father of CIPA, 2001's Children’s Internet Protection Act, which while paved with good intentions, is another filtering requirement that every librarian knows how to circumvent if necessary. 'Cause goodness knows you can't have anything with the word 'breast' coming up if you're researching cancer....

How important is this discussion?? I don't know, it's YOUR First Amendment rights--that's free speech, for the uninitiated, and librarians are fierce defenders. Not to mention that the American Library Association challenged CIPA (just one of several internet filtering laws passed for our safety, because we're idiots that need protection as students must be taught math and reading rather than decision-making) at the Supreme Court level, but lost.

2 comments:

codown2earth said...

The "we want to get the federal government out of your way" propaganda at the RNC kills me since they seem to want the federal government in your bedroom and in your library.

DenverHotPants said...

Hypocracy is completely lost on them.