The following is commentary intended for discussion. Add your comments.
Are the current moves to ban books-- and so many other legal things-- tyranny by the minority?
By the minority, I mean that I'm pretty sure a majority of Americans is still against banning, censoring or burning legal books, whether it's stopping them from being published or removing them from popular online sales sites and book stores.
But we are all being subjected to the judgment of a vocal few who seem to think there's value in controlling what our delicate eyes can see in order to supposedly keep us from having thoughts they don't want us to have.
Regardless of the subject matter, if it's legal, it should not be banished entirely. People can decide for themselves what they find objectionable. They can think thoughts they wish to think (whether we like it or not). That's what this country is about.
Why should people be allowed to think thoughts that others wish they wouldn't think? Why should the be allowed to express opinions that some may find objectionable or hateful?
Please refer to the founding fathers, the U.S. Constitution, and the definition of Slippery Slope.
What do you think?