Governments are supposed to be tools to serve the People.
“Serve one another humbly in love.” Galatians 5:13
That’s why those in government are called Ministers or Secretaries.
Minister is from the Latin Minister meaning Servant, and the root word for Minister is Minor meaning Small.
Secretary is from the Latin Secretarius meaning a Confidential Employee.
As for President it is from the Latin word Praesidere meaning To Preside, like an overseer presiding over the affairs of the People.
Sadly, a good number of highfalutin politicians who run these gargantuan enterprises known as governments don’t seem to understand that.
They have found many ways to oppress their people in order to maintain their privileged positions: burdensome taxes, unfair laws and regulations, police state, crooked justice system, etc.
And even though these government leeches produce nothing, they do not suffer want. Their long arms accept bribes from every special interest group, create avenues for personal gains, and are extended in every pocket of their constituents via tax authorities. So they go on living the high life on everyone’s dime, while the people sink in misery.
Most so-called political “leaders” have placed themselves above the people they supposedly represent and serve, and are nothing more than parasites feeding on the backs of their constituents.
The same can be applied to Kings, Queens, Princes, and Princesses, who for the most part have forgotten that true power resides with God Himself.
“The thing displeased Samuel when they said, ‘Give us a king to judge us.’ And Samuel prayed to the Lord. And the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Obey the voice of the people in all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected me from being king over them.’ ” 1 Samuel 8:6-7
Hopefully, the time will come when men and women of conscience everywhere will rise up, take over their governments, and turn them into tools of the people as these institutions were always intended to be.
“For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.” Galatians 5:13