near, I have the same daydream: that I don't know or care who
the president of the United States is. More importantly, I don't
need to know or care. I don't have to vote or even pay attention
to debates. I can ignore all campaign commercials. There are no
high stakes for my family or my country. My liberty and
property are so secure that, frankly, it doesn't matter who wins.
I don't even need to know his name.
In my daydream, the president is mostly a figurehead and a
symbol, almost invisible to myself and my community. He has
no public wealth at his disposal. He administers no regulatory
departments. He cannot tax us, send our children into foreign
wars, pass out welfare to the rich or the poor, appoint judges to
take away our rights of self government, control a central bank
that inflates the money supply and brings on the business cycle,
or change the laws willy-nilly according to the special interests
he likes or seeks to punish.