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Obama Is Not King

Barbara1247 Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 11:21 AM
You're asking us to examine and weigh the evidence. Uncritical adulation is much less taxing. Just to be fair, Republicans are often guilty of the same wrt Ronald Reagan (a really good president in some respects, but far from faultless).
Watching President Obama's inaugural, I was confused. It looked like a new king was being crowned. Thousands cheered, like subjects worshipping nobility. At a time when America faces unsustainable debt and terrible economic troubles, why such pomp?

Maybe it's because so many people tell themselves presidents can solve any problem, like fairy-tale kings -- or gods.

Before America's first inauguration, John Adams suggested George Washington be called "His Most Benign Highness." Fortunately, Congress insisted on the more modest title, "President."

At his inaugural, President Obama himself said, "The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the...