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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, December 28, 2013

Presidential vacations

A number of people have complained about the vacations that presidents take. They are certainly expensive. After all, a president doesn't actually get a vacation, the office goes with him. On the other hand, a president is pampered and catered to at all times. The worries and concerns are constant and, in our hearts, we want the president to be able to relax from time to time, to recreate, to be distracted... just a little bit.

Those who seek this highest office have not likely taken a real vacation in many years.  But what of their families? Their children? The president does not concern me. He seeks this pressure, revels in it. But his children, like all children everywhere, do not. They are along for the ride. When President Obama goes to Hawaii, he can get out, go play golf on a course cleared of the mundane, everyday people but his kids are pretty much stuck with whatever is planned for them.

We don't think about them much, do we?


Tom Sightings said...

I recently read that Chelsea Clinton bought a $10.5 million condo in Manhattan. So she's doing okay ...

Douglas said...

Think of the debt she has now. Probably a few student loans she'll never repay also.