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Banning books takes away free speech

      First off, I want to say that I’m not trying to make this blog political or about religion. I wanted to do this blog solely for helping people and for telling my true stories that will get a laugh here and there. There is however a new story out that is really getting my dander up. If I am understanding correctly,  there are six Dr. Seuss books that have been targeted and are being removed from print. I grew up with Dr. Seuss books, and they taught me a lot about how to treat others no matter how big or small, along with being very funny like “Green Eggs and Ham”.

Man at a desk studying a book with half empty bookshelf behind him

Even though I feel these books are something that I cherish, this is not what gets in my crawl. The part that bothers me, we are supposed to be in a Free country with Free speech, and we are going to allow this to happen?

I know there are countries that follow this example, however, this is the United States of America 🇺🇸. People of all colors and religions flood into this country to have freedom of speech! This may not seem like a big deal to some or in some cases,  most, but I want this to sink in a little if you will give me a chance to open some closed eyes. 

It may seem like a long time ago, but the 1940s really were just the other day in the grand scheme of things. I seem to recall a man with a funny little mustache and bad comb over that was keen on burning books that he felt were not what he wanted the people to have. Of course, the worst of all in his eyes was the Holy Bible. Now I understand he was not American, actually he was running Germany at the time and wasn’t even German. I’m not saying that you should follow one religion or another,  I’m just putting it out there for an example to make a point. This man did a lot worse things than ordering books to be burned. His idea was complete control of not only the people he controlled, but all people in the world. Good thing he was stopped!

Now I got off the subject a little, but not really. If this is a free country with free speech, then why are we removing books that give so much joy? Why are we removing books at all? What’s next? Are we going to sit back and let other books be removed? How about the holy books of the religion you follow? How about math books, science books? Why not all books? This is just too much. We are headed down a bad road, my friends.  Well, I hope I got my message across. Remember, we are all in this together.