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Respect for the law
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Posted 2/10/12
I was wondering if there was a law that says people must show respect for the president and have forgotten, since a lot of people have shown disrespect for Obama. I mean if you told a policeman or a judge "you lie" to his face he can through you in jail for disrespect, so why not the president? If we have to show respect towards law enforcement than why not the creators of the laws. why should the "Judiciary" branch be respected and not the "Executive" or the "Legislative" branches? Anyway I just wanted to know if the president can have someone arrested for contempt like a judge can, since he is the one who appoints them.
Posted 2/10/12
Separation of powers, limited government, all constitutional.

He's the president, but we the people still govern him as well. It's kind of like balanced here and a way of popular sovereignty.

I don't think so, since it does not state in the constitution nor any branch, as far as I am concerned with.

President Obama, I hate you.
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Posted 2/10/12
There are laws for that. This reminds me of an article I read online that had to do with a 15 year old boy from the United Kingdom went on Obama's website and called him a prick. Shortly after, the authorities found him and banned him from ever coming into the Unites States.
http://www.newser.com/story/100493/uk-teen-banned-from-us-for-drunk-email-to-obama.html
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We are required to identify his authority as President of the United States, and nothing more. We don't have to like him, we don't have to respect him, we just have to identify the powers of his political seat. You're not going to jail for telling the POTUS to f*** off, though it won't earn you any brownie points either.

This isn't China where the secret police will haul you off to a hidden warehouse somewhere if you badmouth a government official.

Though to be reasonable, I'm pretty sure the whole "talk sh!t about the prez" bit only started around the G. W. Bush administration. Before then, while people disagreed with the president, they certainly didn't bad-mouth him as much as you see nowadays. Up until maybe the 70s the Republican and Democratic parties actually got along reasonably well, despite their differences. Nowadays they are at each others throats.
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I don't like Obama either, but if you read that article, you may have learned something.... '_'
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Posted 2/10/12
I don't like nor respect obama as a person, but he holds a posistion that should be respected, so while i don't like him i do respect the position of president.
Posted 2/10/12
You just described the pathway towards tyranny.
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Posted 2/10/12
I really respected Bush...he was my favorite comedian
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Posted 2/10/12
I don't think it's not against the law to disrespect the law. But just because you can doesn’t mean you should.
We respect the law to live peacefully, going along with the authorities to get along.
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What I really mean by respect is that we as a people no longer use any type of etiquette. We haven't used it in over fifty years. Children no longer respect elders, people have grown accustomed to speaking their mind without consideration to other peoples feelings. Theft, vandalism, rape, as well as other crimes overflow. no one even recites the pledge of allegiance anymore.

Whether you like or hate someone is irrelevant, one should use at least some form of manners when addressing others.

Being Otaku we all know the Japanese have a very strong belief in etiquette, and will show the politest manners to people with higher authority and positions, even if that person is their most hated enemy they show respect towards them.

Even if you hate any of the Presidents, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush Sr., Regan, or who their predecessors, even if there is no law that states you have to show respect towards them, isn't it at least shameful not to mind your manners to the leader of your own country, in his presence, especially on International Television. Its no wonder everyone hates our arrogance, we can't even follow the "Golden Rule".
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Posted 2/10/12 , edited 2/10/12
Freedom of speech, bitch. There's plenty of people who like Obama, too.

How can you assume we are all otaku or that every American is a disrespectful jerk?

The Japanese are known for their oppressive society.

I ain't even typing that all in a proper paragraph and this is probably the rudest I've ever been to an OP cause I don't give a fuck
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Posted 2/10/12
I respect people that deserve being respected.
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Posted 2/10/12
ROFL, he was hysterical when it came to speeches.
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Posted 2/11/12
The first amendment says that we can make fun of him all we want, criticize his every decision and hate him when he screws up. But would you do that to his face or not would be the main question. Odds are that you probably wouldn't. While we can and have the right to criticize him we have to recognize him as the president of the country we was elected by the people so he has the legitimacy to rule over us. (Regardless of how politicking works)
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Posted 2/11/12 , edited 2/11/12

Spiderssoul wrote:
Being Otaku....(etc etc etc)


it makes me laugh so much that people are so happy to call themselves otaku without really understanding what the implications of the word are. (obsessed, crazy fan. often poorly social, fat and smelly.)

anyways... blame the repressive school system and apathetic families for people's attitudes going downhill.
schools are designed to crush kids into obedient compliant drones... families don't put any control into their kids, or take any interest in helping them deal with their problems... kids have too much free time, and nothing keeping them busy...


imtheonlysane1here wrote:

We are required to identify his authority as President of the United States, and nothing more. We don't have to like him, we don't have to respect him, we just have to identify the powers of his political seat. You're not going to jail for telling the POTUS to f*** off, though it won't earn you any brownie points either.


"Mister President, would you please f**k off, sir?"
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