Came across this one earlier in the day.
Books are at the heart and soul of life.
Libraries make books available to more and more people.
You want to limit people's access to ideas? Right after you muzzle the press, close the libraries. Or at least censor them. Don't let them buy controversial books. Don't let people join libraries for free. Keep books out of the hands of the average person.
Libraries are worth all the gold in Fort Knox- and then some.