Public Libraries Try To Stay Politically Neutral As Calls For Defunding, Censorship Increase



The number of challenges reported to the American Library Association in 2021 regarding funding and censorship at public libraries was more than double the annual average, a trend that is making its way into statehouses. NBC News’ Julie Tsirkin visited Lawrence County, Kentucky to see how new state legislation could strip the library of reliable funding and resources for community members. 

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24 comments

  1. This is 1 of the steps to limit critical thinking. A bigger picture is at play. 🌎

  2. IN MY OPINION THEY NEED TO BE REVISED!!!!!!

  3. Why not just burn the books. The nazis would be proud.

  4. Future Grandson: "Grandpa.. tell me again why libraries were closed down?"
    Me: "One time a library had a man wearing a dress named Peppermint Patty read green eggs and ham. The conservatives lost their minds."

  5. This is big trouble and should be directly opposed by Americans to keep libraries out of the hands of judges.
    Lawmakers will shut those libraries down in rural communities. Big trouble, fight this.

  6. BS, no one is calling to shut down libraries other than a group of Neo-Confederates (familiar with Marxism) embedded in Media who represent State Media Control.

  7. We all know who has a problem with everything. Sick race

  8. Libraries. They Have it Hard.🦊🚬

  9. What is wrong the people of this country???

  10. Republicans are FASCISTS!!!

  11. It's the gutter slime and scum republicans who want to censer and defund the libraries. DISGUSTING!!!

  12. Terrifying. Only one party is trying to censor information and take away the FIRST AMENDMENT! Don’t let them take away freedom of speech! Public libraries are the only non-biased places where they take their vow of protecting intellectual freedom extremely seriously with every question they answer! So much so they don’t even answer controversial questions- they simply give you equal material on each side so YOU can decide for YOURSELF! Libraries are vital to a free social and they are the cornerstones of communities.

  13. The worst part about this is at :45 somebody is checking out the Emoji movie

  14. Im sure the dems would prefer we burn all libraries down. Thats part of making a change to socialism.

  15. If rural communities want their children to grow up stupid, ignorant and unable to function in the real world then have at it. You reap what you sow.

  16. "Liberty consists in the right which God has given us, of doing, getting; and enjoying all the good in our power, according to the laws of God, of the State, and of our conscience.–True Liberty, 🗽 therefore, can never interfere with the duties, rights, and interests of others."
    ~ C. Simmons.

  17. Modern Day Nazi Book Burning

  18. "A great library contains the diary of the human race.–The great consulting room of a wise man is a library."
    ~ G. Dawson.

  19. The communist republicans really trying to sensor everything.

  20. Billionaire nusance includes broadcasting utter sewage for profit and the utterly dillusional who pay to fill their empty minds with all that exspensive sewage.
    Insane is a monkey see monkey do problem.

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  22. It's LGBT ? Or what does this mean