No title of nobility shall be granted by the United States: and no person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.People who get themselves elected to office deserve a little bit of respect. I had no objection to calling Mr. Menendez "Senator Menendez", that is before more hookers came forward. Now in his case it should be Former Senator...
Seriously - when they are done, so should the cloying title be done. Chuck Hagel
is NOT a Senator. Arnold is not a Governor, and most assuredly that rich rancher one-percenter, Ken Salazar, is thankfully no longer a U.S. Secretary.
It should be Mr. Salazar and Mr. Geithner. Oh, and would some one remind Mr. Clinton he is no longer President.
Thomas Paine wrote:
Dignities and high sounding names have different effects on different beholders. The lustre of the Star and the title of My Lord, over-awe the superstitious vulgar, and forbid them to inquire into the character of the possessor: Nay more, they are, as it were, bewitched to admire in the great, the vices they would honestly condemn in themselves. This sacrifice of common sense is the certain badge which distinguishes slavery from freedom; for when men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.What he said.