Friday, February 06, 2009

Judge Allows Ban of Book Depicting Happy Cuban Communist Children

Now Toto, is this a good ban or a bad ban!!!

From the AP:

ATLANTA — Miami school officials can remove from library shelves a book about Cuba that depicts smiling children in communist uniforms but avoids mention of problems in the country, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday.

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Miami-Dade County School District wouldn't be infringing freedom of speech rights by removing 49 copies of "Vamos a Cuba" and its English-language version, "A Visit to Cuba," from its libraries. The board has argued that the books, for children ages 5 to 8, present an inaccurate view of life in Cuba.

The board voted to remove the book in 2006 after a parent who was a former political prisoner in Cuba complained. A federal judge in Miami later ruled that the board should add books of different perspectives instead of removing offending titles.
However, the panel of the 11th Circuit sided with the school board in a 2-1 ruling.

I am against censorship in all of it's forms but when our tax payer money is involved don't "we the people" have a say in what crap is forced down our children's throats? I know I keep posting with questions and it must be annoying to some, but shouldn't we be asking questions now?

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