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Obama Is Not King

jbazen Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:38 PM
Sorry Mr. Stossel, he is not wanting to be a mere, king he want to be CAESAR! Hail CAESAR!
Delta Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:57 PM
Fine, hail caesar. But then please find the Cassius and the others who would assassinate him, along with the Marc Antony to eulogize him.
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...