I want to thank Zaac for bring in up the teaching of Romans 13:1-7, because it opened my eyes to a few issues that maybe Zaac needs to consider regarding the Scripture he quoted and how he interpreted it as being a "Sin to disrespect the POTUS." I wanted to point out to Zaac, that had NOT millions of Germans submitted to a madman named Hitler...millions and millions of life's would not have been lost! I do appreciate the many fine folks on the board, because sometimes what they start us out on, turns into a learning thing for me, and this is the case here. So, let me point out a few things about text he used, Romans 13:1-7: Paul writes, "Be a good citizen. All governments are under God. (1) - Insofar as there is peace and order, it’s God’s order. So live responsibly as a citizen. If you’re irresponsible to the state, then you’re irresponsible with God, and God will hold you responsible. Duly constituted authorities are only a threat if you’re trying to get by with something. Decent citizens should have nothing to fear. Do you want to be on good terms with the government? Be a responsible citizen and you’ll get on just fine, (2) - the government working to your advantage. But if you’re breaking the rules right and left, watch out. The police aren’t there just to be admired in their uniforms. God also has an interest in keeping order, and he uses them to do it. That’s why you must live responsibly—not just to avoid punishment but also because it’s the right way to live. That’s also why you pay taxes—so that an orderly way of life can be maintained. Fulfill your obligations as a citizen. Pay your taxes, pay your bills, respect your leaders." I believe that Paul presented two exceptions to this, as noted above... 1) Insofar as there is PEACE and ORDER. Granted we have peace [among all the killings in our neighborhoods, at schools, and malls], but "Order" is suspect, especially in the manner in which our government is now running! 2) The government needs to be working for OUR ADVANTAGE! Again, is this government currently working for the advantage of the majority? According to Romans 13:1-7, as the author of the other OP wants us to believe, could be interpreted to mean that anyone who differs with or disrespects the POTUS may be committing a "Sin?" I ask these questions, because from where I sit, it sure seems like there is a rapid decay in how our government is following the Constitution and applying laws [and taxes to pay their bills]. In fact it appears to me, that the way our leaders [and remember, when it comes to being a leader - the "Buck stop in the Oval Office] are running this nation [as well as running it into the ground and deeper into debt], that it is more and more questionable as to whether this president, and the majority of our elected leaders truly have the best interest of the majority in mind when they change laws to appease the minority??? So I ask: *According to Romans 13:1-7 is it possible that the majority has been overlooked when it comes to leaders changing laws and forcing same-sex marriage and amnesty for illegals down the throats of the majority who disagree. After all, doesn't majority still rule? *Are those who claim to be born-again believers not sinning when they come to and live in this country, knowing they are breaking the laws of this country? Is that not "rebeling against the authority God has instituted?" *Is it not a form of rebelling, when these same people, here illegally, set up housekeeping and have babies [under the Anchor Baby laws]? Or when they obtain illegal social security cards and drivers licenses, is that not rebelling?....Are illegals, according to Paul's terms in the text of Romans 13, NOT REBELLING against the government??? Are they not guilty of sin??? *Should those who live here ILLEGALLY not be subject to this part of Paul's teaching? "But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason." Isn't our government failing to follow its own laws when the not only let these people remain in our country, but make it easy for them to get medical care [for free], education, and in Calitroronia, drivers licenses? *Is our government following what is expected of them as they FAIL to use the sword [of justice] to deport those wrongfully here?! And that leaves us one more reason not to OBEY the law of the land, and to call it on the carpet! I'd say the lawless approach to our own Consititution by those elected to defend it against enemies both domestic and foreign is a clear signal to rise up and demand changes for the good? I appreciated the opportunity to read and reflect on Romans 13, as it seems that this government is in violation of not doing its part, which brings into question the right for the majority to rise up and question, and disrespect, as you say, those in leadership of this once great nation! I'd have to say that those of us who are annoyed with the government have every right to be angry, frustrated and disappointed. How can that be sin, when it is the leadership that is not following the basic rules it expects the majority of us to follow and live by? I wonder what Paul would've done had he lived in our day and time of moral and political corruption! I'm sure his fiery spirit would be leveling the boom of judgement on the lack of social mores, and the decay of law and order! I'm sure he would be annoyed with the anarchy in America!