Censorship in school libraries could lead to something more major because people don't like having their rights taken away from them. It's just like when you tell a kid not to do something, it just makes them want to do it more. But, if you don't say anything they are more likely to leave it be. Same with laws, you make something illegal, people will be more likely to break the law. People abuse their rights but when they get tak...
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...oblem in the near future because kids are having their rights taken away from them. Also, because having the government control what books kids cannot read in school is showing the kids that books aren't all that important. Although some books may be too violent for young children, if we didn't make a big deal out of them how many kids would know about or read them? Finally because, kids have the misfortune of having their knowledge restricted. So next time you pick up a dystopian book look a little closer at what's happening around you and notice the similarity.
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