Paving over History

In 1970, Joni Mitchell's song Big Yellow Taxi was a huge hit. Forty-two years later, it is rumored that the University of Chicago wants to raze Ronald Reagan's childhood home to clear the way for Obama's future presidential library, which brings to mind the lyrics "[t]hey paved paradise and put up a parking lot." Although Chicago isn't planning on putting up a "pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot," they might as well be. Why? Because next to Ronald Reagan's quality of character, political philosophy, and love for America, Barack Obama is a chintzy imitation. The controversy over the location of the future archive started when Michelle Obama's former employer, the University of Chicago Medical Center, disclosed potential plans to turn Ronald Reagan's childhood home in Chicago into a parking lot for President Barack Obama's Presidential Library.  That was when it became clear that liberals will not rest until every vestige of conservatism is purged both figuratively...(Read Full Post)

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