First I wish my mother a Happy Birthday…she would have been 99 today….I miss you Mom!
I was never told what I could read by my parents so I have a real problem with the government in any shade that wants to do what my parents never did.
I bring this up because of some ruling in Missouri…..
The bill was introduced earlier this month by Missouri state Rep. Ben Baker (R), who has argued that the measure is meant to protect children when they visit their public libraries.
“The main thing is I want to be able to take my kids to a library and make sure they’re in a safe environment, and that they’re not gonna be exposed to something that is objectionable material,” Baker told local news station KOAM. “Unfortunately, there are some libraries in the state of Missouri that have done this. And that’s a problem.”
The bill would ban libraries that receive state funding from allowing minors access to “age-inappropriate sexual material.” To identify what that content is, the bill would include the creation of “parental library review boards” made up of five locally elected community members. The boards would then review what content it considers appropriate.
Keep this stuff out of the hands of children?
Has this yahoo ever heard of social media?
This is just ignorance in government.
Read it again……
Under the Parental Oversight of Public Libraries Act (H.B. 2044), locally elected “parental library review boards” would be permitted to unilaterally remove books they decide are sexually explicit or otherwise inappropriate for young readers from library shelves.
Libraries that allow children to borrow books that have been banned or whose access has been restricted would risk losing state funding, and librarians could be ordered to pay fines of up to $500 or sentenced to jail time for up to a year.
I just find this amazing……this from a party that hates the “Nanny State” and yet wants to be the same beast it rails against.
Hypocrites each and every one.
Ignorance in government should be a crime!
I Read, I Wrote, You Know
“lego ergo scribo”