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Banning Harry Potter Impedes Upon Our Rights

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Banning Harry Potter Impedes Upon Our Rights

Muggles, Quidditch, and Hermoine. Do any of these words look familiar

to you? If you are over the age of 11 then probably not these three words come

from the Harry Potter book series. Muggles are non-magic people, quidditch is a

ball game, and Hermoine is a young wizard and one of the main characters of the

Potter series. I know these things because I have had the chance to read these

wonderfully imaginative books. I believe it is wrong for the government or

literary groups to ban books because books are a way for children to learn to

read and develop an imagination, censorship impedes on our first amendment

rights, and there is a separation between church and state.

"Great children's books speak to the unconscious. Children have

strong feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and helplessness, but they haven't

developed the rational thinking skills to cope with these feelings." (Keith) I

think this is very true, Harry Potter books speak to children of today's world.

The article leads on to say that a children's book can lead to a structured

unconscious way for a child to resolve painful feelings. By reading a book,

children can alleviate stress and anxiety by letting their imagination run wild.

If groups continue to ban books like Harry Potter then they are decreasing a

child potential for happiness. Keith says, "I want them (my children) to read

books of fantasy that speak to and challenge their unconscious to be the best

they can be. Then when they encounter God in their lives, they will have both

the ability to believe in His awesome nature and the discernment to recognize

and follow the truth of His Word." When I re...

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...ry about a books content or appropriateness.(Harry)

Although, many challenges are submitted very rarely do books ever end up being

pulled off of the shelves. I think that the people that support banning books

take it a little to far. We have rights protected by the Constitution that can

never be taken away. Why do they say that we need to protect them? I just do

not understand the merit of some of their arguments supporting censorship.

I believe that censorship is not a good thing. It is society telling

us what it thinks is or is not morally ok for us to entertain ourselves with.

Government groups and other boards should not ban books because books are a way

for children to learn how to read and develop their imaginations, banning books

impedes on our first amendment rights, and there is a separation between church

and state.
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