Hardly surprising that a Republican wants to ban books, hardly surprising that a Democrat in their fretting over political correctness wants to revise, edit, or ban books that offends their oft times ridiculous sensibilities.
Yet at various time both wax patriotic and invoke constitutional rights like freedom of speech in an effort to restrict it and freedom of the press.
That would be what they interpret as being their freedoms to impose their speech, will, and opinions on others.
If they’re so ashamed or afraid of history as to attempt to obscure it then they should consider that today and what they do will also become the past, a part of history others will seek to obscure in what then becomes an endless cycle of suppression.
Shades of 1984 with word and thought police on both sides of the aisle and neither having a legitimate leg to stand on.
Howard Zinn’s epic A People’s History of the United States and Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz’ An Indigenous People’s History of the United States should be required reading in every classroom in this country, and would be if the goal was something other than churning out bricks for the wall.
Having finished these the curriculum should expand to include The Hank Adams Reader and perhaps the greatest American novel ever written, To Kill a Mockingbird.
Is “education” to be about children being informed and developing a world view or thought control?