Michelle Obama, her daughters, her mother, and goodness knows who else are flying to China today on the taxpayers’ dime. But of course!
The Chinese built the Great Wall to keep out “barbarians”. Does it work? Apparently not all the time.
The 8-day junket is described by the White House as “official” business in order to justify making We the People foot the bill: [emphasis added to quotes]
John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, with regard to Independence Day:
I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.