In a fiery Senate hearing, Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana took aim at the explicit content in public school libraries, specifically targeting the book “All Boys Aren’t Blue” by George M. Johnson. Known for his candid and often humorous jabs, Kennedy didn’t hold back as he read a particularly explicit passage from the book. It was clear that the Senator had serious concerns about the appropriateness of this content for school-aged readers.
John Kennedy goes off on Democrat witnesses arguing in favor of keeping p*rnographic material in public schools:
"What planet did you just parachute in from? Or what country, more appropriately. This is not China!” pic.twitter.com/WGNf7hps6o
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) September 12, 2023
Kennedy wasted no time challenging the notion that censorship is inherently bad. With a touch of his trademark wit, he asked, “We’re not talking about ‘Catcher And The Rye’ here. So tell me, who gets to decide?” It was a point that left his audience pondering the limits of freedom and the role of parents in determining what their children are exposed to.
His criticism didn’t stop there. Kennedy went on to question whether the advocates of these explicit books believe that parents should have no say in what their children read. With a quip about parachuting in from another planet, or perhaps a more appropriate country, he made it clear that he opposed the idea of stripping parents of their authority. “This is not China!” he emphatically declared.
As a conservative Republican news writer, it’s refreshing to see a Senator like Kennedy championing the concerns of parents and questioning the inclusion of explicit content in school libraries. While some may argue that censorship is an absolute evil, it’s important to remember that there are age-appropriate boundaries that must be respected in order to protect our children’s innocence. Senator Kennedy’s critique serves as a reminder that parental involvement and the values of our communities should have a say in shaping our children’s education.