Sunday, September 14, 2008

Banning Books?

Why are conservatives conceding the moral high ground in the Palin book "banning" debate? First, according to Palin and all the evidence presented so far, Palin did not try to remove any books from the library. But, if she had, so what? It is not banning books to have them removed from the library. Any resident of Wasilla who wants to read the removed book can easily get on line and purchase a copy.

The library is a public entity belonging to the city of Wasilla. Why shouldn't the city of Wasilla have the right to determine what books are best suited to the needs of the community of Wasilla? Who is in a better position to make that decision, the unelected city librarian or the elected mayor and the city council?

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