Cheshyre Cheese Club: Stop censoring our books, history

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Guest Viewpoint by Brian W. Robinson

We all indulge in pleasures and privileges, some more than others. One particular privilege I gratefully take advantage of is reading.

So many adventures taken, so many lessons learned, all from books, and all without leaving the comforts of home.

I learned at a very young age: Seek and ye shall find.

The first place to look is the library (although now, it’s all about Google).

All this knowledge right at your fingertips; however, some people can’t handle the idea of freely available information.

They want to censor.

This infringes on our right to information others have left behind.

To censor work — because they think it is too profane or too sexual in content, whatever the case may be — is an act of arrogance and ignorance.

We all have the right to choose whether to read a particular book.

Censorship of books usually is not requested or (demanded) in public for all to know.

Public school libraries and some public libraries (mainly in small towns) are being altered for the worse.

If you agree, then you must act. There are plenty of groups out there that monitor censorship and are engaged in informing others.

They have been around for quite some time now, as long as censorship has been.

Members of the Cheshyre Cheese Club encourage you to take some time and check out the multitude of sources on censorship.

All this information is freely available at this college’s library, the San Antonio Public Library and the American Library Association’s website at www.ala.org.

Let’s put a stop to censorship.

As Mark Twain once said, “Censorship is telling a man he can’t have a steak just because a baby can’t chew it.”

Brian W. Robinson, radio-TV-broadcasting sophomore, is president of Cheshyre Cheese Club.

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