Tim Campbell for August 14, 2023

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 7 months ago

    With all this book burning… why is the bible is exempt? Seems there is just as much innuendo and suggestive language (to a warped mind) in the bible as there are in many of the banned books.

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    Teto85 Premium Member 7 months ago

    Those that would burn books would burn people.

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    julie.mason1 Premium Member 7 months ago

    In my world books are for learning, not for burning. The anti-knowledge folks always name themselves after what they are against. E.g. “Moms for Liberty”.

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    Zebrastripes  7 months ago

    They’ve added Shakespeare to the list….do they even know who he is and what he wrote? Duh

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    Walter Kocker Premium Member 7 months ago

    People who burn books make ashes of themselves.

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    GOGOPOWERANGERS  7 months ago

    Match set burn

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    Radish the wordsmith  7 months ago

    The people who want to ban books are never the good guys.

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    superposition  7 months ago

    Sort of hypocritical of today’s religious-freedom-denyig"christian" evangelical [on offshoot of the angelicals] theocrats and their “ethics”.

    " … One of the many reasons was that the Founding Fathers themselves could not agree of which religion.

    Some wanted it to be Episcopalian.

    Some wanted it to be Methodist.

    Some wanted it to be Baptist (at that time there was only once kind of Baptist. Today there are 4 or more kinds of Baptists.)

    The representatives from Maryland wanted it to be Roman Catholic

    Samuel Adams wanted it to be Congregational/Puritan

    John Adams was a Unitarian.

    The best solution was not to make the new government of the United States any form of theocracy.

    …." __ Richard Francos Whie on Quora

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    wildthing  7 months ago

    If indictments make you wanna donate, you’re not reading books anyway.

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    Boots at the Boar Premium Member 7 months ago

    It’s always the freedom loving nationalists that want to tell me what I or my children can and cannot read, watch, or listen to.

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    tee929  7 months ago

    “Book’em Danno” for arson and trying to poison the minds of responsible people!

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    rossevrymn  7 months ago

    74 million, are you really into banning books?:

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    gammaguy  7 months ago

    “Close mind before striking”

    But those same folks — or most of them, it seems — are trying to ban the workers’ right to strike.

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    The Nodding Head  7 months ago

    Super!

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    Solar Jim  7 months ago

    I’d assume that this “closed mindedness” referenced here is being equally applied to the ACLU, which is in favor of banning a book by Abigail Shrier called “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters”. This book makes the case that while adults should have the freedom to undergo medical transition, teenagers are a different matter. Chase Strangio, ACLU lawyer, has stated: " “Stopping the circulation of this book and these ideas is 100% a hill I will die on.”

    Furthermore, in support of the ACLU’s stance on this book, Grace Lavery, a professor of English at UC Berkeley tweeted: “I DO encourage followers to steal Abigail Shrier’s book and burn it on a pyre.”

    In a previous time, institutions like UC Berkeley and the ACLU would have defended an author’s right to make her case, whether it agreed with that case or not. But today, they are just as guilty as any others you might mention at wielding those same matchbooks.

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