JFK "comments" on the US Government Shutdown - Visualmyth

“Another reform in the American Constitutions is the exploding of all oaths of personality. The oath of allegiance to America is to the nation only. The putting of any individual as a figure for a Nation is improper." The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine.
"The deterioation of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded." Montesquieu "Spirit of the Laws".  
"The American constitution does not contemplate such presidential unilateralism, at least unsupported by the public’s will or the constitution." Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School.
"The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property."
"The upside down U.S. flag is an official signal of distress. It is not meant to be, and is not officially recognized as any type of disrespect when so displayed for the right reasons. To the contrary, here is the relevant part of the US Code of Laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress: THE FLAG CODE Title 36, U.S.C., Chapter 10.
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