Rebuild the ALA
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Submitted by Troy, Jul 22, 2009 14:37

It's time to overhaul the ALA. Local libraries need to stop joining the ALA and start representing their communities. Have we forgotten the words that Thomas Jefferson penned in the Declaration of Independence? You know, the document that started the revolution? In case you have forgotten, (or were never taught them in school):

That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

The ALA is a form of government- an agency created for the purpose of controlling a population. We need to use our right as citizens to alter it, and create a new organization that has a principled foundation.

By the way, this idea works for our federal government too.


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