I agree with those that said respect the office but not necessarily the person.
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5/2/03 at 12:02am
|Originally posted by UmmNuh
See, the way I am looking at it is that the office represents the idea of this elected official representing the US populace.
This is why I say the problem of disrespect seems to begin within the office itself. Now, becoming President of the US is all about power--not humility and serving the people who voted you in.
So, you could say that the lack of respect for the Presidency--by the President--could be seen as a lack of respect for the people who chose him. And of course, couple that with an apathetic population too bored and busy watching TV to be insulted...and here we are.