See, when everything is whittled down to the basics, each individual is responsible for EVERYTHING that goes on in that person's life. Governments are instituted among men to preserve our rights. Governments are also given authority, delegated by the people, to do certain things.
A real-life example of this is public schools. The people are responsible for education their kids. Period. Some people may choose to meet that obligation through homeschooling. But the people can also accomplish this by telling their
Each individual is responsible for his own security. But we delegate much of that authority to various law enforcement agencies. We ASSIGN many tasks to our servant. I could generate a long list of them. But the point is, government is the servant of the people. The people are the Master.
That a government official bristles at being compared to a dog completes my point. Government is SUPPOSED to be the servant who does the bidding of the Master. Government is SUPPOSED to be talked down to; given COMMANDS from the people. When that relationship gets skewed and the servant usurps the place of the Master, conflict becomes inevitable.
I love my dogs. To an almost irrational level. I'd probably take a bullet for my dogs. But I remain the Master. If Chance or Sunshine is sitting on the couch where I want to sit, they darned well better move when I tell them. It is good that they bark when somebody approached the front door. But they darned well better shut up when I tell them to. I will bring correction if they fail.
Mr. Obama, I'd really like to be able to love you like I love my dogs. I'd love it if you listened to me the way they do. I'd love it if you responded to correction. I'd love it if you recognized that while you may be "Head Dog", you remain a servant - chosen by the people. We could have a great relationship, like I have with my dogs. I really, genuinely, would like that. But I will not give up my position as Master.