A Faux Populist Politican Who Mistrusts Libraries

Public libraries are one of the great public goods in our society, dedicated to the free exchange of ideas, betterment of persons, and the improvement of our society.

Ideas happened to primarily transmitted in book format since the invention of the printing press, they are now transmitted in many formats.

The idea of the library as a repository of books completely misses the purpose of those books - the exchange of information and knowledge.

This politician, who today spoke out against an inflationary increase increase for the library budget, only weeks ago hailed the library for adding to its digital collections by digitizing - at the library's expense - the works of the television station she used to work for.

Here's the thing with faux populists, they claim to be against government, except when it serves or gives them something.