Eagleview Middle School "We don't have to agree with what we read, but we should learn from it. To prevent children from knowing about the world and human nature is unrealistic.
They are just inexperienced," said Judy Blume, a veteran of censorship wars. Shielding children from the cruel reality of the world doesn't do them any favors. Instead of shielding children, parents can offer a perspective from personal experiences and help children interpret the world, its realities and flaws. Children, with guidance from parents, should be able to make decisions about what they read and believe. Parents need to take the responsibility, deciding what is appropriate or inappropriate for their children.
We shouldn't sacrifice our First Amendment rights to censors just to be protected from what other people consider right and wrong. The determination about which books should be restricted from children depends on their level of maturity.
A person less mature might misinterpret the meaning of subject matter resulting in inappropriate thoughts, beliefs or behavior. Conversely, a person who is mature enough to comprehend what the author is implying will understand the message being emphasized.
Again, parents' supervision is indicated, not banning. Reading is one of our greatest freedoms. Censorship leads to conformity. This limits the range and variety of inquiry and expression on which our culture depends. Creativity, research, and technological advances would be limited. Democracy's responsibility is to make available a diversity of views, popular and unpopular.
It's not right to coerce the thought of some and inhibit the efforts of others. All community members should have equal access to the entire range of written resources. Publishers' responsibilities are to give the full meaning to the freedom to read by providing books that enrich the quality and diversity of expression. The freedom to read is of little consequence unless the reader can obtain material to suit his purpose.
Libraries should be allowed to provide information presenting contrasting viewpoints on historical issues. History teaches students the events that shaped the world.
We are both very glad we read them. Patricia Barton I think books that encourage people to do something illegal should be banned. Books that teach people how to kill themselves, molest children, or make bombs should be banned. Mary Angela Young I don't think books should be banned. It is our right to read what we want. And write what we want. We, as adults, should have a choice, and not have someone make the choice for us. Peggy I think it is wrong.
It is a violation of the Constitutional right to freedom of speech. If you find something offensive, then don't read it. If a subject is sensitive and parents agree that their children should read a paticular book until they're older, then that is okay; but, banning something period because a few people don't like it? No, that is wrong. This isn't Germany. The written word is something we should value, and banning or burning books to keep others from reading it isn't right.
Erin Books should never be banned. Are there books children shouldn't read? But those books shouldn't be banned. Parents are responsible for what their children read and should not pass that responsibility to the schools and public libraries. I should be able to make my own decision about what books I want to read. It should never happen in a free society.
If you don't want to read a banned book, don't! Larson No, I do not believe books should ever be banned. If a bookseller doesn't want to sell a book, that's their choice.
But banning books, no. Freda There should be no reason to ban a book unless it is a manual to teach how to build something or how to do something to harm people. Jean Paquin There is no reason to ban a book. Whether to read or not to read is a choice that should be left up to the individual. I prefer to read a number of reviews and then decide if I want to read the particular book.
I can always say no if it something that I personally find offensive or is just something I'm not interested in. Arianna Hawkins I think that some books should be in different parts of the bookstore, depending on whether they are age-appropriate for all people.
Also, if people don't want to read a book, they should just leave it alone and not demand that no one else read it. Books should not be banned, and people who disapprove of certain literature can refrain from reading it.
Pat H. The only reasons to ban a book are if it aided terrorists or gave specific instructions "a how to" on making bombs, shooting down an aircraft etc, OR if books are completely made up of profanity with no plot purpose.
Denise I cannot imagine "banning" a book from public access. I do think, however, that it is the responsibility of parents to determine to a degree the suitability of materials that their children read or are exposed to. There are times that a book has themes or content that is way too mature for a paricular child. Rosalie A. Ciardullo I don't think any book should be banned for any reason since we enjoy freedom of the press in America.
Intelligent adults should be able to select whichever books interest them and hopefully it would be for the "right" reasons. I am okay with age restrictions on purchasing of certain books, but any adult should be able to buy any books published. Susan Furr I totally disagree with banning books. Freedom of speech is one thing that makes our country great. Also, we have the freedom to not buy a particular book. Let the American people decide. Isn't that what a democratic nation is all about?
Toy Thomas I have a real problelm with banning books. I feel a free society needs the free exchange of ideas, even if we disagree with those ideas.First, I believe that education should be open to everyone. This very essay has the potential to not be seen by the eyes of another because someone could deem it unsuitable for their standards. Is it a violation of our rights or is it a protection for our well being. Even if the public conceals the content in these books, the victims that these censors sequester from these works are rarely unexposed to what is being censored to them However, these uses of political names can be portrayed as simply political satire by Twain. This isn't Germany. When I think back to every essay I sat in at school, I remember at least one book his alcoholic mother. Pelzer has shared his true-life story banned on a childhood where he received physical and mental abuse by on the wall promoting reading. We are both very glad we read them punished, tortured, or even killed. Take the stop from the weapon. Anyone caught reading or selling these books was severely. The Great Gatsby, F.
So if he burnt things with the firemen, and the sun burnt Time, that meant. Don't pollute those readers' minds, especially the children's minds. If you do, what are your favorite books to read.
The act of book banning puts limitations on what authors can say, and what readers can read Dorshemer p. SalingerCensorship and the Banning of Literature - Our society has tried to protect the young minds of children over the years by banning certain books from school systems. Chances are, you have once read and maybe even declared a banned book your favorite book. Another advantage is adults and children alike improve their understanding and knowledge of certain topics whilst improving their intelligence of the language itself. Banning for one bans for all.
Later in the book he meets Clarisse McClellan, a seventeen-year-old Bohemian girl who happens to be his neighbor. Some people look at them as just stories, just fictional books. Another advantage is adults and children alike improve their understanding and knowledge of certain topics whilst improving their intelligence of the language itself. I think a controversial book would become a platform to launch a discusssion an opportunity to hear another side. Anyone caught reading or selling these books was severely punished, tortured, or even killed.
People have been banning books since they first started being written and are still getting Is Banning Books Constitutional? The story is more than just a story however as many adults, parents, and educators believe that this book is unfit for a classroom setting. Banned books should be allowed because the books give insight to the culture at the time, because banning brings attention to books that someone did not want anyone else to see, and because people have rights Conversely, a person who is mature enough to comprehend what the author is implying will understand the message being emphasized. Rosalie A.
History teaches students the events that shaped the world. But is it really so alternate.
Take the shot from the weapon. This isn't Germany. Books that teach people how to kill themselves, molest children, or make bombs should be banned. One of the most widespread ways of accomplishing this is by gaining power over what another individual can or cannot read. Give me knowledge, or give me death! All community members should have equal access to the entire range of written resources.
However, every person has the right to make this choice. I am okay with age restrictions on purchasing of certain books, but any adult should be able to buy any books published. Using cell phones during school allows students to cheat. The children are the real losers because they are the ones that are not able to read the classic works of literature which are the backbone of classroom discussions all across the United States I can't prove this of course, but I would bet that every civilization that destroyed itself began its self-destruction when someone in power wanted to control what the people were reading.
In some cases it is but it all depends on how the book is being perceived. No, that is wrong. Kerby explains just how powerful the need to censor is with a riveting comparison between two things humans crave Denise I cannot imagine "banning" a book from public access. It is a violation of the Constitutional right to freedom of speech. Ciardullo I don't think any book should be banned for any reason since we enjoy freedom of the press in America.
Many believe that this is absurd and censorship in its current form is a violation of our First Amendment right to free speech. And write what we want. Overall, the criticism received by Amare and Manning display a desire to retire the book from its vulgar state.