It looks like Obama’s massive boondoggle of a Presidential Library has little to do with preserving history. And much more to do with his ego.
Presidential Libraries are supposed to preserve the documents and records of the leader’s time in office.
They are meant to be used by the public. We can visit any number of libraries to get a look at the work that President did for the country.
Not every American would like to do that. But these libraries are a valuable resource for students, historians, writers, and journalists. They hold the physical records of everything a President did.
Apparently, not this one. Instead of constructing a modest library that preserves the Obama White House, it’s all about Barry’s image. The incredibly expensive center seems to be more about glorifying the man’s legacy, rather than protecting history.
Not to mention the building will destroy several historic landmarks in Chicago.
Now a group is suing the project, exposing it as a con game.
From The Right Scoop:
People are suing to block Obama’s presidential library in Chicago because they say it’s not really a library, but a “short con shell game.”
Apparently, the #ObamaLibrary is being sued by #ProtectOurParks for defrauding actual intent of Presidential Library. #ObamaLibrary will have a kickass Recording Studio, Basketball Courts, Tributes to #Obama, but no actual books or documents. #ObamaDocs in #SecureFacility offsite pic.twitter.com/YChtpv599h — Barbara Millman (@blmillman) May 16, 2018
Apparently, the #ObamaLibrary is being sued by #ProtectOurParks for defrauding actual intent of Presidential Library. #ObamaLibrary will have a kickass Recording Studio, Basketball Courts, Tributes to #Obama, but no actual books or documents. #ObamaDocs in #SecureFacility offsite pic.twitter.com/YChtpv599h
— Barbara Millman (@blmillman) May 16, 2018
A lawsuit filed Monday by Protect Our Parks is seeking to block construction of the center, alleging the city of Chicago has engaged in “a short con shell game” to help the former president construct the center.
It argues the project is not a true presidential library, as it will only have a digital archive of Obama’s presidential papers and not the documents themselves.
Yeah, not sure why a library needs a recording studio. Or basketball courts. Aren’t there other places where people can do that sort of thing? I guess Obama wants to entice young people to visit his monument. Obviously, most Millennials aren’t interested in reading stuffy old government documents. Hey, let’s build a basketball court to lure the kids in!
Because this was never about protecting history, but puffing up the former President’s ego.
It’s also pretty concerning that there will be not physical archive of documents. This “digital archive” is suspicious. Physical papers can’t be easily changed. But digital files can be altered, deleted, or hidden much easier. Perhaps the Obama administration doesn’t want people prying into its work.
That’s probably why they will distract visitors with games and music. Why go to a library to read!? I know I like to shoot some hoops at my local library. To hell with all those books.
Considering this is from the man who regarded the presidency as his own road to fame and glamour, I’m not surprised. The real crime is how this $500 million project will take money out of your pocket.
Source: The Right Scoop