My wife and I are opposed to the state of North Dakota spending any taxpayer dollars on the proposed Roosevelt Presidential Library. Similar projects are usually financed with private, not public, donations.
The increased tourism that might accrue from the library will directly benefit a few, not many, North Dakotans. Also, President Roosevelt already has a national historic site at Sagamore Hill, N.Y., and a national park named for him in western North Dakota. We suggest the governor lend his name and good offices to raising money privately for this project.