Ban Books?

Survey responses

January 19, 1992

In a recent survey, The Harford County Sun asked readers whether they supported county efforts to ban adult bookstores. Here are the answers:

IT'S A MATTER OF CHOICE

From: Joseph Gutierrez

Bel Air

Let's get rid of all pornography. We should close down all those evil places. We should make surethat the movie industry and music industry stop showing all that sexin videos and films.

Gee! I guess we should raise the Nazi flag and tear down the Stars and Bars.

I don't believe anything that I've just written. Those people who respond in The Harford County Sun probably do.

No one forces anyone to go into a pornography store. It's a matter of choice as to whether an individual frequents such a place.

The United States is based on

freedom. So long as pornography stores sell items that are not against the law, then they have asmuch of a right to exist as any liquor store or any other business.

BAN, YES; CENSOR, NO

From: Betty House

Jarrettsville

1. I support the ban because I believe there is no place in residential areas for adult bookstores. They attract people that may not be safe for our children, which should be our greatest concern.

2. I do not believe in censorship.

3. If these stores are wanted or needed by some adults, could they not be put in a selected area where they could be regulated? More or less how alcoholic beverages are not sold to minors.

TOTAL SUPPORT

From: Diane Chattin

Abingdon

I support it totally -- these stores need to be closed down.

VIOLATION OF FREEDOM

From: Jeff Guinan

Abingdon

I do not support it -- violatesthe right to free expression.

END ALL PORNOGRAPHY

From: S. T. Spear

Joppa

End all pornography in Harford County.

Ban the store

From: Patricia Poole

Aberdeen

Yes, ban adult bookstores.

We support county

From: Mr. and Mrs. Baroch

Joppa

Yes, we do support the county to ban all adult bookstores.

BAN ALL PORNOGRAPHY

From: W. Karner

Bel Air

Ban all pornography from everywhere -- get rid of bookstores.

CLOSE THEM DOWN

From: Mr. and Mrs. DonLee

Bel Air

Yes -- we'd love to see them all

closed in Harford County.

SHUT 'EM DOWN

From: Golden and Juan Sullivan

Edgewood

Must be closed.

WE SUPPORT BAN

From: Mr. and Mrs. R. Wilson

Belcamp

We support efforts to ban these stores.

STORE IS DISGUSTING

From: Kelly Frederick

Havre de Grace

Where I live thereis a store near by and I think it is disgusting. It is not too far from homes and almost every time I leave or come home, I have to see it.

I think its even more disgusting to have peep shows. I just do not know how they can get away with it. I get so sick of women being degraded and used.

We just do not need these types of place around.

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