Banned Books WeekOctober 8, 2008
Banned Books Week 2008 is from September 27 to October 4.
When sticky subjects like this come I don’t know how to explain to someone how important it is to never let a book get banned. Why? FREEDOM. America is where Freedom lies right? So why do books get challenged and/or banned. If we are free to do as we please, why shouldn’t we be able to read as we please?
Support banned books. Read them. Talk about them. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and cannot read.
I found some really cool quotes about banned books here.
“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.” – Benjamin Franklin, 1730
“The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.” – Oscar Wilde
“Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.” – Voltaire
“Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.” -Lyndon Baines Johnson
“Censorship offends me.” -Author Unknown
“Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.” – George Bernard Shaw
“This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought.”- Euripides
“Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.” – Mark Twain
“An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all.” – Oscar Wilde
What do you think about the matter of banned books? Do you support it? Why? Of the quotes I put up, which is the one that most impacts you?