My Purpose as expressed by those with more eloquence than I

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.”

- John Adams

"These are not the vapors of a melancholy mind, nor the effusions of envy, disappointed ambition, nor of a spirit of opposition to government, but the emanations of a hear that burns for its country's welfare. No one of any feeling, born and educated in this once happy country, can consider the numerous distresses, the gross indignities, the barbarous ignorance, the haughty usurpations, that we have reason to fear are meditating for ourselves, our children, our neighbors, in short, for all our countrymen and all their posterity, without the utmost agonies of hear and many tears."

-John Adams

"I do not stand here as advocate for any partisan cause, for the issues are fundamental and quite beyond the realm of partisan consideration. They must be resolved on the highest plane of national interest of our course is to prove sound and our future protected. I trust, therefore, that you will do me the justice of receiving that which I have to say as solely expressing the considered viewpoint of a fellow American. I address you with neither rancor nor bitterness...with but one purpose in mind - to serve my country."

-General Douglas MacArthur

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Great cover on this month's issue of the Economist

Obama Presidential Library
A recent article showed pictures of the different Presidential Libraries. Told how they contain all the pertinent information about the presidents - all their history from before taking office, plus campaign papers and memorabilia, all of the papers from their presidency, and so on. A wealth of info about the man and his life, both private and public.
That got me to thinking, what would Obama's library look like and what would they archive? What would the design be? This is what I came up with:
1.) It wouldn't be very big because there are no records from his past, and every presidential act is either done in secret, so dumb no one will admit to it, or a lie.
2.) It should be mobile because by the time his term is up, no city will acknowledge that he ever even visited let alone came from there. Plus if the general public ever caught up with it...
3.) Construction material would need to be easily maintained by minimal staff. Preferably something that could be hosed out and left to air dry.
4.) It should be a dual use facility to make it more appropriate.
Below is what I came up with as the perfect answer to all of the above.
Barack Obama Presidential Library