After the American Revolution was over and time came to decide how we were to govern ourselves, some might have wished to make George Washington a king. If you know U.S. History or have seen Hamilton you should appreciate the irony of the possibility of replacing one King George with another. And yet, many people, particularly conservatives, in the U.S. today view the President as their benevolent dictator. Tom Nichols, writing for The Atlantic, rightly points out how we view the Presidency, particularly I think since the Reagan years, has lead us to our current state in which the founding principle of liberty for all is not really a factor. Current Republican conservatives no longer appear to put traditional American values above everything. I fear we will get the government that we ask for/deserve.