Can Pornographic Books be Banned?Submitted by Phaminem on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 01:29
I totally support the 1st Amendment in regards to free speech. But when I was arguing with my friend over book-banning, he asked me one of those ridiculous questions. "What if a book has 200 pages, 100 of which are pornographic pictures of men and women, and there were pictures of sexual activity in there?"
I hate when my friends pull out these ridiculous arguments, but however ridiculous and extreme they are, it is still a question that must be answered, I suppose. Should a school board be allowed to say that a pornographic book cannot be in an elementary or junior high school?
Now, having attended public school and never seeing a book with pornographic images in my life, I'm sure there's some law out there that forbids these kinds of books but still follows the Constitution. I just haven't figured out that argument yet.