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Unformatted text preview: by anyone. Public libraries do not have the right to censor because they are public for everyone who walks through their door. Public libraries have a duty to supply all opinions and views on different subjects and topics. The American Library Association contends, “Captain Underpants [a] series by Dav Pilkey, [was challenged] for anti-family content, unsuitability for age group, and violence” (Manzo 5). Having this book challenged goes against the First Amendment’s freedom of speech. We as citizens of the United States of America have the constitutional right to walk into a public library and have books available to read regardless of the topic. The public has a constitutional right to read and say what they want, and public libraries have the right and duty to provide all things written by anyone. Censoring public library books goes against the First Amendment’s freedom of speech....
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- Spring '08
- Public library, constitutional right