Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Civil Disobedience?

With poverty rising (see Bush Economy below), an unjust war continuing to claim lives, and an amendment pending which would enshrine prejudice into our founding document, there may be cause for some civil disobedience in these times.  A Utah citizen is following in the grand tradition of Thoreau, Ghandi, and King, however, for a very different reason: swear words in library books. 
 
An unknown person in Layton, Utah has been coming into the public library and turning swear words in library books into "darns" and "hecks" with a purple marker.  Such vandalism is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail.
 
Of all reasons to brave state authority, the best you can come up with is a few swear words in books that nobody reads?



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