Bans can be wise or silly, and this is how the law works, regrettably. The latter come to the fore along with book censorship. It is beyond comprehension that in a democratic country, as in the USA, 16-year-olds and younger children have to meet in secret to discuss books removed from the reading list by conservative parents. This censorship of fools knocks out common sense in broad daylight. This is liberty on its deathbed.