Tuesday, September 9, 2008

BOOK BANNING - SCARIER THAN A TRIP TO THE VET

As you may or may not know, Sarah Palin, while serving as the mayor of Wasilla, Alaska, asked the local librarian how she could go about banning books that contained what some voters considered to be inappropriate language. The librarian, Mary Ellen Baker, was understandably aghast, and reports generated at the time indicate that Palin threatened to fire Baker for failing to provide full support to the mayor.

Now let me say this…as a cat, I can’t vote, but I find even the SUGGESTION of book banning to be VERY disturbing. Suppose you went to your local library to check out The World Is Your Litter Box and found that some misguided dog lover in a position of authority had caused it to be banned. Regardless of your political affiliation or who you intend to vote for on November 4th, you’ve got to admit that the possibility of having a would-be book banner a heartbeat away from the presidency is more than a little scary.

I would also like to remind Ms. Palin and all other potential book banners that freedom of speech is expressly protected in the First Amendment, which is part of the Bill of Rights in the United States Constitution.

But, hey… I’m just a cat. What do I know?

8 comments:

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Right, that Pesky Bill of Rights....humans just don't get it.

Chase

Daisy said...

Right on, Quasi! Book banning is very, very wrong.

Evie/VampyVictor said...

heh don't be laughing, but Momma hates politics and especially ones not that of her country... but...
The other night momma had a very real dream that the Macain man won and that it was a BIG BIG mistake, and that he then did something very terrible as a leader...
hrrrrmmm.. silly momma and her silly dreams

Ariel said...

I agree with you and your book is great :)

Finnegan & Buddy said...

Oh yes, Mr Quasi, you are rite! Mom used to work in the libraries and she gets all red in the fase and shouts a lot if peoples talk abowt banning books. I efen herd her grrowwl one time!

Keep up the good work!!

Finny

cyclone cats! said...

quasi,
thanks for stopping by.

our mom loves to read so any talk of banning books makes her very unhappy.

Derby said...

You know lots and are furry sensible. Ms Sarah doesn't get it. I may not like what your read or what you think, but I will defend your right to read and think as you please.

Aloysius said...

I totally agree, Quazi. Books are very important for both us cats and for humans, and book banning just makes me want to scratch the ones who ban.

Oh, and thanks for stopping by my blog; I'm back!