Every year at this time, the Oregon ACLU, with the Oregon Library Association, celebrate banned books. And what better way to kick things off than with this tribute to possibly the last American heroes:
So the America I loved still exists, if not in the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate, the House of Representatives, or the media. The America I loved still exists at the front desks of our public libraries.
And here's a cool thing: Oregon.gov -- that's right, the government's own web page -- has an Intellectual Freedom Clearinghouse featuring advice on what to do if a library patron challenges a book. One more reason I'm so fond of my adopted home state.
Update: Almost forgot the button!