Banning books is stupid. The end.
OK. I’ll elaborate, but just a little: Banning books never works. It serves only to get more people to read a book they would have otherwise ignored because it has now been made interesting by the very fact that someone doesn’t want them to read it. And it’s silly. Especially nowadays, when pretty much anything can be had on the Internet, so long as you are smart enough to type a title into that little box in the Google thingy and are willing to spend five whole minutes looking at stuff online. Which, if you’re the sort of person who would go looking for a banned book, is not exactly a challenging task. Some of us might even consider it a species of fun.
So, to all the Sarah Palins of the world: keep banning those books. Because if something doesn’t work the first couple of thousand times, you should just keep doing it. It’s what Jesus would do.