Letter to the editor: Be sure your brain is engaged before putting your mouth in gear


Letter writer Ray Chapman-Wilson claims we can’t protect children by “rating” books, and that the expense of doing so would be better applied toward eradicating poverty.

Two points:

1. People are not fashioned cookie-cutter style so that the problem of poverty is born of the same causes. Some people would rather smoke dope than work.

2. If “rating” books keeps perverse sexual influences from harming kids, I favor it. There is an old maxim I recommend to you, Ray — “Be sure brain is engaged before putting mouth in gear.”


Thomas Higdon 

Clark County