I have never changed my message. I preach the Bible, and I preach it with authority.
My speaking style was criticised by no less an authority than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a low moment, my friends, to have my rhetorical skills denounced by a monosyllabic Austrian cyborg.
The authority of any governing institution must stop at its citizen's skin.
To say that authority, whether secular or religious, supplies no ground for morality is not to deny the obvious fact that it supplies a sanction.
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
I've always had trouble with male authority figures because my father was such a martinet.
My speculation is that the U.S. does not want to establish the principle that it has to defer to some higher authority before carrying out the use of violence.
There is no necessity to separate the monarch from the mob; all authority is equally bad.