Here is a snip from the American Library Association's website this week:
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When the gubmint is bannin' books--that is too mute fer Aunty.
I cain't play games today--I'se out scroungin' fer old chillen's books.
This here is a real truth, folks,
On Feb. 10 yore gubmint moved against all chillen's books published before 1985.
Read an article written by an attorney here
The American Library Association tried to prevent it--guess what? They could not git nobody in Congress to lend an ear--one poor man, Jim Demint.
Here's a snip from one worried bookseller:
Whatever the future of new media may hold, ours will be a poorer world if we begin to lose (or “sequester” from children) the millions of books published before our own era. They serve as a path into history, literature, and imagination for kids everywhere. They link the generations by enabling parents to pass on the stories and discoveries in which they delighted as children. Their illustrations open up worlds far removed from what kids are likely to see on the video or TV screen. Could we really be on the verge of losing all of this? And if this is what government protection of our kids means, shouldn’t we be thinking instead about protecting our kids from the government?
Doan be fooled by concerns fer safety--ever hear of even ONE kid who died from readin' a book wif' illustrations made from ink wif lead in it? No, din't thinks so. The AMOUNT of lead in old inks is so miniscule that--well, ya know what this is, it is a GRAB for American history and culture.
Veiled in "safety" regulations, this tyranny extends to ALL old booksellers, Goodwills, even IMPORTS from other countries. I tried to buy books from UK, no deal.
No more Anne of Green Gables or Beatrix Potter...but worse, no more American history except that written by the tyrants. How much censorship is ya willin' to tolerate?
Doan sit still fer this folks---doan take this horror lying down. Git all yore gumption up an' fight this--iffin' they take chillens books--what books is next?
GO buy old encyclopedias--they will soon be contraband too.
I love the Mute Monday meme...but LOVE my country too much to play today--got work to do.