American Library Association Said WHAT???

“Blocking material leads to censorship. That goes for pornography and bestiality, too. If you don’t like it, don’t look at it …

Every time I hear someone say, I want to protect the  children, I want to pull my hair out.”  ~Judith Krug, former President of the AL


“I get very concerned when we start hearing people who want to convert this country into a safe place for children…”

~ Judith Krug, former President of the American Library Association (ALA)


“If the library didn’t own [pornographic] material and you as a 13-year-old asked for an inter-library loan, that should be granted to you ….”

~ Ann Symons, former President of the American library Association (ALA)


“Parents who would tell their children not to read Playboy ‘don’t really care about their kids growing up and learning to think and explore.’” 

~ Judith Krug


“Knowing what materials are actually obscenity or child pornography is difficult, as is knowing, when minors are involved, and what materials are actually “harmful to minors.” The applicable statutes and laws, together with the written decisions of courts that have applied them in actual cases, are the only official guides. Libraries and librarians are not in a position to make those decisions for library users or for citizens generally.” (quote from, Internet use policy).




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