Originally Posted by Ted
I grew up with the notion that respect is earned not freely given. For me to say I respect "office" is giving respect without knowing to whom you give it.
If somebody is worthy of my respect he'll get it. So I can't condemn future presidents without knowing who it is. So it's the person not the office that is given respect.
I guess this was what I was really trying to say ... I have no respect for the present holder of the title so I have no respect for the office at this time.
When someone is in the office worthy of respect ... both the person and the office will again get my respect.