Do you really think that Jesus talking to Jews 2000 years ago about the Jewish authorities was giving you a message today. Yes the Jews should submit to their leaders, just as they did back then. As citizens of a Democratic Republic, our authority is the Constitution of the United States of America. We as citizens and those in government are under that "authority" which God did put into place. First, you must understand "context" and next you should understand the law by which our "government" operates. As a former "government employee", I had to "VOW" to uphold the Constitution not a monarch. As US citizens we respect our leaders, we do not serve at their pleasure.