My July fund-raising campaign, celebrating the 13th anniversary of the start of this website, has now ended. This was the second most successful monthly fund-raising campaign ever. Thank you again to everyone who has who donated or subscribed. It is difficult to explain what your support means to me.
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Emily Drabinski, president of the ALA and proudly
Marxist and queer
Bring a gun to a knife fight: Back in July I reported how the library commission of Montana had decided to withdraw its support from and membership in the American Library Association (ALA), not only because of the Marxist agenda being pushed by its new president, Emily Drabinski, but because of the ALA’s aggressive effort to insert pornography in school libraries.
At the time I wrote this:
[I]f more local library organizations followed through as Montana has, the ALA might finally feel the pinch and rethink its policies. Or if it didn’t, it would justify these libraries leaving its fold, as it does not represent them.
Since then there has been a rising flood of other states moving to break free from the ALA. In July, almost immediately after the decision in Montana, the secretary of state of Missouri, who oversees the Missouri State library, withdrew from the ALA, citing the organization’s public effort — pushed under Drabinski’s leadership — to block a “faith-based publisher from holding story hours in libraries.”
That makes thirteen states that in less than two months have either withdrawn from the ALA or are beginning the legislative process for withdrawing.
While in the latter states there will likely be strong resistance from the libraries — most of which are now run by hardcore leftists indoctrinated by our bankrupt academia and who voted to make Drabinski head of the ALA — in the end the legislatures in these states control the purse, and most are conservative and generally controlled by Republicans, where we can expect some action because of the growing outrage from parents. This is now a hot political topic, one that politicians recognize could destroy them if they don’t make blunt moves to get porno out of the schools.
Unless there is a drastic change at the ALA, something none of us should expect, it is entirely right and proper that state and local libraries consider ending all support for this organization. While the ALA should certainly be free to advocate such radical and perverse ideas, but there is no reason others should subsidize its depraved agenda.
One final thought: It is essential that parents nationwide continue to put pressure on school boards and state legislatures to end any association with this organization. There is no guarantee that these conservative legislators will follow through with their press statements condemning the ALA. In fact, past history tells us they likely won’t, unless strong and unrelenting continuous pressure is brought to bear. Sadly, Americans for decades have too quickly accepted meaningless press releases as a replacement for actual action. It is far past time to stop doing so.
Milton Freedman once said, “The way you solves things is by making it politically profitable for the wrong people to do the right thing.” Americans have to make it very unprofitable for politicians to do the wrong thing.
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