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Who decides what children should read?

| March 26, 2024 1:00 AM

HB 710 is just plain bad news. Who decides what’s appropriate for children to read Each and every parent? 

The bill, as presented in a story in the Daily Bee (March 17), doesn’t say who or what entity gets to determine what and which library materials are harmful to children. So, what’s next? Censorship of “free” speech?

We don’t need more government controls over each and every one of us. Ever heard the words: Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? How about the pursuit of knowledge?

HB 710 is another control mechanism to curtail individual freedoms.


MICHAEL HARMELIN

Sandpoint