Daniel Hannan August 26, 2011
The writer, Amanda Marcotte, says some disobliging things about the Tea Party and then mentions that a high school in Missouri has banned a novel by Kurt Vonnegut. Banning books is, of course, always and everywhere a bad idea, but there is no suggestion that the Missouri parents are Tea Partiers or, indeed, part of any wider movement.
Original Article: Filthy books demeaning to Republic education
Wesley Scroggins, a business school professor at Missouri State University, not a TEA Partier as the article states…
In English, children are also required to read a book called “Slaughterhouse Five.” This is a book that contains so much profane language, it would make a sailor blush with shame. The “f word” is plastered on almost every other page. The content ranges from naked men and women in cages together so that others can watch them having sex to God telling people that they better not mess with his loser, bum of a son, named Jesus Christ.