January 15, 2008

American Library Association Continues To Defy Federal Law

I have written about the American Library Association (ALA) numerous times before. It sounds like it should be such a wholesome organization. It is anything but. They sponsor the annual charade called Banned Books Week which is, well, a total charade and they are deeply in the pocket of the infamous ACLU.

In Florida, the ALA, is trampling on the health and welfare of children in circumventing the federal ban on pornography at public libraries.

In 2003, the Children’s Internet Protection Act was signed into law. It requires public libraries to use filtering and blocking technology if they are to keep federal funding.

So when a young girl noticed a man viewing porn at a library in Florida, the man was simply asked to close the site. The library maintained they were legally required to allow such access to any and all sites.

According to Citizen Link Magazine Matt Barber, policy director for cultural issues at Concerned Women for America said, “We know that the ACLU and other organizations are using the First Amendment and saying this is an infringement on First Amendment rights for libraries, and it infringes upon the rights of the individual using the library."

That of course is horse pucky but abuse of the First amendment is the bread and butter of the ACLU. They use it like a horse whip cracking it loudly whenever anything virtuous rears its head. It always draws more contributions by those who despise morality and virtue.

So while the library may use blocking filters to maintain their federal funding, they unblock any site whenever anyone wants to view one even if little children are swarming and such trash is in clear view. That is in clear violation of the Children's Protection Act which was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.

Not to be deterred by considerations of child welfare, virtue, or the law, the ACLU has recommended that the ALA turn down federal funds refusing "censorship" and thus keep the smut lines clear. The ACLU--bastion of illicit lawyers that it is--still doesn't understand the difference between censorship versus the public's forced funding of someone else's perverse agenda. The only solution is to keep pushing the law and making sure it gets enforced.


Blogger Matt Sargent said...

You can be sure that Gov. Huckabee would never stand for something like this! :)

9:48 PM  
Blogger SafeLibraries.org said...

You may be interesting in seeing this:

Florida Library with Masturbating Porn Surfer: "Federal law Requires Turning off Filter"

and this:


Regarding your comments on the ALA/ACLU connection, please elaborate.

Is the ACLU all bad? What about ACLU v. Gonzales, E.D. Pa., March 2007 where the ACLU expert and court agreed Internet filters are about 95% effective and no longer block out breast cancer and other health-related information—so effective that another law, COPA [Children's Online Protection Act], was found unconstitutional.

7:50 PM  
Blogger PB said...

Growing up in the burbs of Chicago and having a father who worked for the city of Chicago Hts. (home of Al Capone) I heard my whole life what a great man Alphonse Capone was; what a man of charity and generosity he was because he took care of the people of his neighborhood. I don't dispute that but he was still a thug a gangster and a murderer. Get the point?

10:24 PM  

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