We’re Americans. We bow to no one.
April 3, 2009
[I’m sure others have said this before but this occasion to elaborate on it struck me as particularly appropriate. It’s part of the public servant/ruler thing. The United States does not have “rulers”. It has public servants. Public officials are delegated their powers by the consent of the people. The constitution does not grant rights, it guarantees them. It grants limited, enumerated, powers to the government. The people are the highest authority in the land. We do not bow to authority figures anymore than you would bow to your next door neighbor.–Joe]