We wrote at length Monday about “Gender Queer” and keeping “graphic content” out of schools, in the context of Townhall’s Kurt Schlichter setting straight a Michigan state senator who apparently believes that being able to find “actual” porn in the store’s checkout aisle means that school libraries might as well have it too. This senator was a typical liberal flake who added nothing to the conversation except Democrat talking points about underfunded schools and shooting deaths and explicit passages in the Bible.
We’re fans of FIRE — the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression — as they’ve often come to the rescue of conservative students who’ve had their beliefs quashed at their universities. We’re not sure why FIRE was so anxious to tweet this interview with Dr. Jill Biden, though.
— FIRE (@TheFIREorg) September 14, 2022
Now do Dr. Seuss.
— eataTREE (@TheREALeataTREE) September 14, 2022
The mistake here is to conflate adult libraries and children’s.
— Adam Kissel (@kissel_adam) September 14, 2022
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) September 14, 2022
This is clearly a ridiculous conflation of “libraries” with “school libraries” those two things should clearly be treated differently, for the same reason teachers don’t have the same rights as parents over these kids https://t.co/vBUp61vxWL
— Jeffery (@jeffery4free) September 14, 2022
Fire promoting this nonsense absent the contextual reality if what Biden is effectively lying about is basically the exact reason this org should not be taken seriously on anything. https://t.co/G7qx68ytQu
— Bane (@breakingbaht) September 14, 2022
There is no library currently in existence that can fit "all books." Everyone has to make choices about what is included and is not, and porn should be in the "not category." https://t.co/yGno3BQVuz
— Matt Lamb (@MattLamb22) September 14, 2022
I’m typically all for your position on things, but there is clearly some limit on which books might find a home in which libraries.
— Scott G (@scttfrnks) September 14, 2022
— On Ground Beef and Certainty (Danny Earl Simmons) (@OnGBandC) September 14, 2022
please don't start conflating 'banning' and 'removing from curriculum'… i have no respect for the latter, but it's not nearly as egregious as actually prohibiting the possession or discussion of a book on school grounds
— Dark Barron (@bigstinkyhobo) September 14, 2022
Is pornography a book?
That seems to be what this is centered on. I sometimes paste an example of some of these "books", but I'll spare everyone.
Even I'm getting tired of seeing it; about as tired as I am at people trying to argue that porn belongs in school libraries.
— jason kilanski (@jasonkilanski) September 14, 2022
Not having something in one's collection is not the same thing as "banning" it.
Not all books belong in all libraries.
— Just tell the truth, dammit. (@TruthOmbudsman) September 14, 2022
The folks at FIRE aren't thinking this one through, are they. https://t.co/nhlJyHx2Ic
— Category Theory Hangout (@cg_geometry) September 14, 2022
Now ask her if "all tweets belong on Twitter."
The lines are arbitrary.
— CounterSpace (@Counter__Space) September 14, 2022
As someone above put it, there’s a difference between “banning” a book and removing it from the curriculum if it’s not age-appropriate. We thought that was one of the jobs of being a librarian: choosing which books will have space on your shelves.
Townhall’s Kurt Schlichter gets a lesson on pronoun usage from a Democratic pollster https://t.co/DBCUf5D2K9
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 16, 2022
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