21 January 2021

On Mr. Biden's inaugural address

"We will lead not merely by the example of our power, but by the power of our example."

These are the words from Mr. Biden's inaugural address yesterday. He is right, of course, and it comes natural to many of us. That said, I would go one step further.

Not only must we lead by example, we must also demand that our leaders -- political, social, business, church, administrative, etc. -- lead by example.

(I was reminded of a public university where the senior administration had no qualms spending $34,576 on retreats at a particular Resort and Spa, while denying the History department the $1,000 necessary to pay for a hot-dog lunch of their one hundred or so History students.)