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Thread #59418   Message #1319687
Posted By: GUEST,Patrick Henry
07-Nov-04 - 01:37 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
American Library Association:

"The freedom to read is essential to our democracy. It is continuously under attack… These actions apparently arise from a view that our national tradition of free expression is no longer valid; that censorship and suppression are needed to avoid the subversion of politics and the corruption of morals.
Why is Intellectual Freedom Important? Intellectual freedom is the basis of our democratic system. We expect our people to be self-governors. But to do so responsibly, our citizenry must be well informed. Libraries provide the ideas and information, in a variety of formats, to allow people to inform themselves....

We trust Americans to recognize propaganda and misinformation, and to make their own decisions about what they read and believe."

And that's no BS!