The burden of proof about not censoring Fahrenheit 451 was simple to accomplish. The novel helps foreshadow a society that nobody would ever want. From reading its contents, censors might not want to challenge other books. Also, the censoring of this book goes against intellectual freedom. First, this book foreshadowing a society with books being banned. The people of this foreshadowed society from the book do not even know how to think, let alone make intellectual decisions.
The government prohibits the books because people wanted the books banned; starting with books like Fahrenheit 451 which detail life like it could be. All the book does is displays the consequence of banning books. Second, the content of Fahrenheit 451 helps to limit censors. From learning about book banning consequences, people will second-guess their eligibility to challenge books. People can also see how banning books restricts others from learning and even thinking.
Hopefully they thoroughly reconsider their choices of challenging books. Finally, censoring the book is against intellectual freedom. Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restrictions and it's the basis of our democratic system. We expect our people to be self-governors, but to do so, they must be well informed in all aspects. Intellectual freedom allows people to hold, receive, and disseminate ideas. If we censor this book, first amendment freedoms are in danger because the government is controlling thoughts.
In conclusion, Fahrenheit 451 should not be banned. The novel helps foreshadow a banned book society, prevents other books from being censored, and banning it objects to intellectual freedom. The right to think is the beginning of freedom, and books must be protected by society because books, are the beginning of thought. Fahrenheit 451.