While I do not want to draw any further attention to the proposed book burning in Troy, I feel the need to share my opinion…

The Detroit News article states, “The group registered with the county on June 20 as a ballot question committee and supporter of the Aug. 2 millage. A box indicating opposition appeared to be scribbled out after it was checked”

The same article quotes the Facebook page creator, “Our agenda’s pretty simple. We want the library to close so we can have a book burning party. What’s not to get?”

In the words of Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1906), The Friends of Voltaire, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” 

Our Constitution gives us the freedom to protest and demonstrate. I respect and admire it; however, I feel that this form of protest is disgusting and appalling behavior. In fact, it calls to mind the 1933 book burnings in Nazi-Germany.

In the words of Heinrich Heine (1823): “Wo sie Bücher zu verbrennen, werden sie auch verbrennen die Menschen” — which translates to: “Where they burn books, they will also burn people.” 

If you feel inclined to demonstrate and protest, I implore you to find another method other than the burning and destruction of books. 
Why resort to violent and destructive behavior?

Update (7/18/2011)
An article in the Detroit Free Press (7/16/2011) titled Group behind controversial signs said aim is to save Troy Library