Slaughterhouse-Five: Outline
  A. “Censorship in schools is like telling a man he can't have a steak because a baby can't chew it." – Mark Twain
  B. Slaughterhouse-Five, a book by Kurt Vonnegut, follows the story of an American prisoner in WWII, who becomes “unstuck in time” and relives pieces of his life in a non-linear series of time leaps.
  C. Slaughterhouse-Five should not be banned because it is an insightful and educational historical novel.
  A. Censorship has been around since ancient societies.
  B. The purpose of censorship is to protect the public from explicit or offensive material.
  C. Such material often includes sexual or violent content or offensive language,
  A. The book follows Billy Pilgrim, an American soldier and prisoner of war suffering from PTSD and subsequent episodes of “time travel”
  B. This is based on a real story.
  C. The book was banned by the school board at Missouri State University.
  D. Time magazine named Slaughterhouse-Five as one of the 100 best contemporary novels in the English language
  E. It was also banned in the U.S. Supreme Court decision in 1982 on the removal of books from public school libraries for being “anti-christian”
  A. The first amendment guarantees us the right to freedom of expression.
  B. By censoring the book, our rights are challenged.
  C. Exposure to all sides of an argument is important to develop our own opinions and being freethinking individuals.
  D. The content viewed by children should be determined only by their parents, not the government.
  A. "This is a book that contains so much profane language, it would make a sailor blush with shame. The 'F-word' is plastered on almost every other page. The content ranges from naked men and women in cages together so that others can watch them having sex to God telling people that they better not mess with his loser, bum of a son, named Jesus Christ." - Wesley Scroggins
  B. While there are...