Don’t Like Drag Queens Reading Books To Children? Ban The Public Library

Alice Salles Comments

Drag Queens reading books to children is now a thing. And as you may have expected it, it’s funded and supported by government officials and tax-backed service providers such as public libraries.

While claiming the movement isn’t political, drag queen reading hour (DQRH) founders openly admit they are backed by political agents.

Using publicly funded spaces for their programs, the group uses books, stories, and activities to teach children as young as 3 that the physical differences between boys and girls aren’t to be noted, and that much like the adult man dressed as a queen before them, they, too, can create their own identity based on what kind of “gender” they prefer — all the while swearing nothing about these events is sexual in nature.

But despite how you feel about this classic example of indoctrination (hello there, public school system!), political power is what this controversy is really all about.

Whether the organization’s founders admit to it or not, the ideas propagated by DQRH aren’t being fed to young adults in a corporate setting or college grads taking a year off to backpack through Europe. They are being planted in the very young minds of impressionable children. And what’s worse, their parents are forcing others to pay for it.

The public library exists because the government gives it an endless pit of money backed by taxpayers. In a free market setting, however, the book-lending business would follow a very different model, one that relies on people who care to pay for services they want or find valuable.

The reality is that there’s a relationship between reward and performance. Considering that, so far, the gender fluid movement still represents a small percentage of the population, it’s fair to say that few entrepreneurs would be willing to open a fully privately funded space for groups such as DQRH. By tapping into public money and politicians, these groups are able to outperform their critics, forcing their presence into every community in the United States.

Timothy Gordon, in an article titled “Drag Queen Reading Hour Can Be Stopped,” argues that Christian parents can help ban DQRH events from their public libraries using the Tenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, much like marijuana advocates are legalizing the substance across the country.

While he’s correct, there’s a far better and more effective solution, albeit a less likely one to gain broad support: ban the public library for once and for all. After all, the system was founded by a business magnate who wanted others to be forced to pay for his venture. In the age of the internet and private, little free libraries, public ones have run their course.

In order to develop a better system for self-education, both liberal and conservative parents must first realize that there’s nothing the state provides that can’t be better offered in the private realm. Additionally, the book-lending system could benefit greatly if the service provider relied on customers for their paycheck.

If there’s a market for DQRH events, then let parents who want to expose their children to it pay for it. Using tax levied on Christian families to support this type of program is nothing short of immoral, just as it is immoral to force those opposed to intervention in the Middle East to pay for an unwinnable war in Afghanistan.

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