"Royalty was like dandelions. No matter how many heads you chopped off, the roots were still there underground, waiting to spring up again.
It seemed to be a chronic disease. It was as if even the most intelligent person had this little blank spot in their heads where someone had written: “Kings. What a good idea.” Whoever had created humanity had left in a major design flaw. It was its tendency to bend at the knees."
- Terry Pratchett
Yup. Just look at how common the refrain of "I'm too stupid / irresponsible / dangerous to have rights, take them away from me master........and that other guy, take away his too"
I don't know about my readers, but it irks the hell out of me to hear people refer to the President, Congress, or any of these fools as "our leaders" They're not my leaders, and if President Obama, any member of Congress, or frankly any odd politician had to step down due to illness or whatnot, they could be easily replaced with pretty much anyone without any real difference.