Robert McCloskey, who died in 2003, wrote the book Lentil. Some people think it’s a pretty good book.
In fact, so good, they want to memorialize it in a state law.
House Bill 31 would make “Lentil” the state children’s book and it’s author, Robert McCloskey, the state children’s book author.
Concerns are being expressed by other children’s book authors….
“What about us?” they appear to say….
Should the government endorse the work of an author to the extent that his or her work is embodied and endorsed with praise in the law of the land?
To me, this seems a more that a little beyond where government should be exercising legal and policy authority.