Essay On Banning Books

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“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances”. Even though books may influence young minds with negative thinking, society shouldn’t ban books because it prohibits learning and it violates the first amendment in the constitution. Kids need to learn once and a while, so why not now. Society can’t just ban books just because they don’t like the idea of not banning books. They can’t just make that decision if not everyone agrees with it. You should be able to have the freedom to read what you want to read and nobody be able to take that away from you. Kids won’t understand what is out there in books if you don’t give them the chance to let them realize for themselves. In paragraph 5 of “Schools and Censorship: Banned Books”, it states that “A challenge is an attempt to remove or restrict materials, based upon the objections of a person or group… material from the curriculum or library, thereby restricting the access to others”. What this means is that people that don’t like a certain book can just get it banned and nobody else can read it, which isn’t…show more content…
Banning books can do more than not teach a kid something, but can also hurt their education. Banning books can hurt kids’ education, because they can’t read about something if it’s banned and learn it for themselves. Banning books can also limit someone’s internets. For example, if somebody is interested in something that not everyone likes and someone banned those kinds of books that would violate his first amendment rights. In the article “I Am Very Real”, it states that “If you are an American, you must allow all ideas to circulate freely in your community, not merely your

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