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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.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Small Victories of No Import

Kathleen Sebelius has resigned. Not when the ACA ("Obamacare") website debacle happened but six months later. Lois Lerner will be charged with contempt of Congress, also a bit late. Let's say that the House votes to charge her with contempt, what then? Why, it will be turned over to the Justice Department to follow up.

What should have happened is that the House appointed a Special Prosecutor way back when and had him or her run the investigation. But I suspect the House wanted the glory for themselves and so they shot themselves in their collective foot. The administration has played the "witch hunt" card successfully in the past months and few care anymore about the IRS targeting conservative groups for special consideration of their 501c status... back in 2011 and 2012... to make sure they could not interfere with Obama's re-election. He probably would have been re-elected anyway but you never know... these groups might have revved up the Republican base enough to change the outcome.

But that's politics.

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