13 November, 2021

I’m of Two Minds on This

Governor Calls for Removal of ‘Pornographic Images’ From Texas Schools (dailysignal.com)

I believe we should be careful of what kinds of things we expose our children to and at what age.

However, book banning is a very slippery slope. Almost frictionless. And what you describe as “pornographic images”, maybe I describe as the artwork of Ruben.

Once again, I think I have to err on the side of freedom of expression and of speech.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said “pornographic images and substance” don’t belong in schools, according to a Monday letter he wrote to the Texas Association of School Boards.

Abbott warned about a growing number of parents who are increasingly alarmed by the books and other “extremely inappropriate” content found in the public school education system, but did not give any specific example in the letter addressed to Dan Troxell, executive director of the Texas Association of School Boards.

Yeah. I have a problem with this without specific examples. The recent case of having children write a sex scene is over the top, clearly. But where’s the line? This is tricky, and without absolutely clear guidelines, I don’t think I agree with Abbott on this one.

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