“Property is the fruit of labor…property is desirable…is a positive good
in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built.” – Abraham LincolnThe problem with public housing is that the residents are not the owners.The people who live in the house did not earn the house, but were merely loaned the property by the actual owners, the taxpayers.Because of this, the residents do not have the “pride of ownership” that
comes with the hard work necessary to become owners.In fact, quite the opposite happens. The residents resent their benefactors,
because the very house is a constant reminder that they themselves have not earned the right to live in the house.They neither appreciate the value of the property nor understand the need to maintain or respect it in any way.The result is the same, whether one is talking about either a studio apartment or a magnificent mansion full of priceless antiques.If the people who live there do not feel they’ve earned the privilege of occupancy, they will make this obvious through their actions.For example, see the following series of photographs:The desk was built from the timbers of the H.M.S. Resolute and was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes; it is considered to be a national treasure and an icon of the presidency.The White House belongs to the people of America.Its treasures should NOT be used by ANYONE for a foot rest !!!These photos, ongoing proof that this man has no class whatsoever, all show an innate disrespect not only for our White House, but also for the peoplewith whom he associates.
Only an oaf remains seated, with his feet up on the desk, while another shakes his hand?FROM THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA:Mr. Obama, you’re not in Chicago public housing.
You’re in the White House , property of the people of the United States.
With all due respect, get your @#%*+#% feet off our furniture !!!