Words are not dangerous, but zealots, censorship are
Submitted by Blake on September 4, 2008 - 12:12pm
George Smith's column in the Central Maine Morning Sentinel:
Upon reflection, I wondered why my conservative brethren get so bothered by words that they resort to censorship and taking books from a library. We ought to defend all words and condemn censorship, particularly the censorship by one zealot like Karkos who believes she knows better than her community what is acceptable to read. Words are not dangerous. Zealotry and censorship are dangerous. Karkos removed the book. Simple as that. She got herself a $100 book and probably increased readership of the book manyfold.