(c) by Mary Griggs
“Books won’t stay banned. They won’t burn. Ideas won’t go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.” ~Alfred Whitney Griswold, New York Times, 24 February 1959
It is Banned Books week and I encourage everyone to stop by the The American Library Association’s website on banned books week. Browse some of the great titles that have been challenged around the nation and go out and read a few, if you get the chance.
“All these people talk so eloquently about getting back to good old-fashioned values. Well, as an old poop I can remember back to when we had those old-fashioned values, and I say let’s get back to the good old-fashioned First Amendment of the good old-fashioned Constitution of the United States — and to hell with the censors! Give me knowledge or give me death!” ~ Kurt Vonnegut