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Words to live by...

"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."

[Spanish Proverb]

Ius luxuriae publice datum est

(The right to looseness has been officially given)

"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."

Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Honoring the Greatest Among Us

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. In order to properly honor him, we do not make a holiday out of his birthday, we create a three day weekend. This is a relatively new tradition, one started by President Richard Nixon in 1971. Well, in reality, it was started by the Congress which passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act. Nixon merely supported it and signed it into law.

Nothing says "honor" like a 3 day weekend, eh?

Please... forgive my cynicism. I never realized our national heroes wanted us to celebrate their accomplishments by getting away for a long weekend.

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