Jeff Neal for C.U.R.E. - Certain Unalienable Rights Endowment

Public Housing and Respect for Property

In Opinion on January 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm

The problem with public housing is that the residents are not the owners.  The people that live in the house did not earn the house, but were loaned the property from the true owners, the taxpayers.  Because of this, the residents do not have the “pride of ownership” that comes with the hard work necessary.  In fact, the opposite happens and the residents resent their benefactors because the very house is a constant reminder that they themselves did not earn the right to live in the house.  They do not appreciate the value of the property and see no need to maintain or respect it in any way.

The result is the same whether you are talking about a studio apartment or a magnificent mansion full of priceless antiques.  If the people who live there do not feel they earned the privilege, they will make this known through their actions.

So, what do all these photos have in common?

They all show a basic disrespect for the White House and its furnishings!

The Resolute Desk was built from the timbers of the HMS Resolute and was a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes.  It is considered a national treasure and icon of the presidency.

The White House belongs to the People of America and should be more revered than to use anything and everything for a foot rest!  What all these shots have in common is that they continue to prove that this man is out of place in that building.


Mr. Obama, you are no longer a community organizer hanging out in public housing in Chicago.  With all due respect, please get your Keynesian feet off our desk!

  1. I have no opinion or information about Mr Ford or Mr Bush and their treatment of furniture in the White House. If they were not respectful of the place, does that, in your opinion, make Mr. Obama’s disrespect of the place acceptable? I don’t have to do research about other Bob’s behavior to form an opinion about Jim’s behavior. Not everything is relative. About some matters, absolutes are relevant, and this is one of those matters.

  2. Interesting. Is it possible that he suffers from a circulatory issue, as many do, and after long days on his feet has to elevate one or both of his legs to stop pain or swelling?

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