"All of us can think of a book... that we hope none
of our children or any other children have taken off the shelf.
But if I have the right to remove that book
from the shelf -- that book I abhor -- then you also
have exactly the same right and so does everyone else.
And then we have no books left on the shelf for any of us."
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Same with our rights. Let one person ban one gun and the rest will be banned. "And then we will have no [rights] left on the shelf for any of us." Our rights are being eliminated, one Amendment at a time.
 -- Joe, Rochester, MI     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    Our right to choose is a right that should be held sacred to all. Patterson's quote made me reflect on many of our rights as Americans. We should guard these with all of our might.
     -- Mike Klaszky, Glassboro, NJ     
    Let the conservative Christians come and disagree. I remember a little gift God gave man. Some call it the greatest gift of all. I call it "Free Will".
     -- Anonymous, Raleigh, NC     
    I love books, I read all the time. And think everyone has the right to pick-up a good book and read it!
     -- Squwid     
    That Katherine Paterson should make a sequel to The Same Stuff as Stars, and also make it a movie.
     -- Taylor and Austin, Birmingham AL     
    what is your goal in writing
     -- Aero, Rockville, MD     
    Ahhh, the beauties of censorship.
     -- anonymous     
     -- Bill, bristol, CT      
    The more I research the web for constitutional issues and cases to support legal proceedings, the once vast availability is now dwindling rapidly. - welcome to Amerika.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
     -- jim k, Austin      
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