George W. Bush Library might look good covered in graffiti

Why Presidential Libraries?

George W. Bush Library might look good covered in graffiti

So, George W. Bush, a man who admitted he didn’t read, has his own “Presidential Library”.  It appears to be an oxymoron to me.  And, why do they need their own library?  I don’t want to remember that we had to endure most of them for four or more years.

And in tough economic times, building a monument to a public figure seems a little wasteful.

When Bush made his speech, he once more talked about his efforts of “imperialism”.

“The political winds blow left and right, polls rise and fall, supporters come and go, but in the end, leaders are defined by the convictions they hold,” Bush said at the ceremony for the George W. Bush Presidential Center. “My deepest conviction, the guiding principle of the administration, is that the United States of America must strive to expand the reach of freedom.”

One of the world’s biggest problems is America trying to tell other nation’s how they should live.  And, let’s face it, we’re not so great.  From the way we mistreat our returning military, those in the poverty level, the LGBT group, and  minorities, to the murder rate and social separation, we don’t have a lot to brag about.  Freedom isn’t free, in America you have to buy it.

Let’s face it, no one on the right or left wants to remember all the bad “W” did to this country.  And to raise money to create a monument to him is ludicrous.

And what was he talking about here:

“A free society thrives when neighbors help neighbors and the strong protect the weak and public policies promote private compassion,” Bush said. “As president, I tried to act on these principles every day. It wasn’t always easy and certainly wasn’t always popular … but when future generations come to this library to study this administration, they’re going to find out that we stayed true to our convictions.”

It’s fair to say that he divided the country as it never was before.  Neighbors didn’t help each other, they often hated and even killed each other because of him and his policies.  He helped cause divorces, and alienation within families.  And the only people he helped were the wealthy, giving them tax breaks and deregulating the banking industry.

I hate graffiti, but it might look good on his library.

James Turnage

Columnist-The Guardian Express