Thursday, June 22, 2006

Stop The ACLU Blogburst Thursday Traveling Show

"The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to stop the Miami-Dade County school district from removing a series of children’s books from its libraries, including a volume about Cuba which depicts smiling kids in communist uniforms.

The ACLU and the Miami-Dade County Student Government Association argued in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Miami on Wednesday that the school board should add materials with alternate viewpoints rather than remove books that could be offensive.

Last week, the board voted 6-3 to remove “Vamos a Cuba” and its English-language version, “A Visit to Cuba” from 33 schools, stating the books were inappropriate for young readers because of inaccuracies and omissions about life in the communist nation.

The book, by Alta Schreier, targets students ages 5 to 7 and contains images of smiling children wearing uniforms of Cuba’s communist youth group and a carnival celebrating the 1959 Cuban revolution. The district owns 49 copies of the book in Spanish and English."

Personally, I'm all for children learning as much about other countries as possible, but subjecting them to lies and propaganda is a horse of a different color. Cuba was a healthy, prospering country before Castro and the boys seized power, and if the true story of the revolution were to be told along with the "smiling" children, then at least there'd be some semblance of balance.

Balance isn't what the ACLU is all about, kids. WE are, so take THAT ya commie bastards.

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