"I Pledge to Be a Servant to Our President"

Thom Lambert —  23 January 2009

I’m sorry, but this is just plain creepy. (Watch to the end.)

It’s one thing to respect the President, to give him the benefit of the doubt, and to support him when he does the right thing. Hollywood would do well to do more of those things, and I will certainly do them for President Obama. It’s another thing entirely, though, to “pledge to be a servant” to the leader of the state, the institution in society with a monopoly on the legitimate use of force. That, I won’t do.

Blind devotion is a scary thing — almost as scary as Jason Bateman’s bathroom habits.

Thom Lambert


I am a law professor at the University of Missouri Law School. I teach antitrust law, business organizations, and contracts. My scholarship focuses on regulatory theory, with a particular emphasis on antitrust.

One response to "I Pledge to Be a Servant to Our President"


    And I always thought politicians were the ones who were supposed to serve us… Guess I had it backwards.