In his 2 May 2011 televised statement on the killing of Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama made a chilling assertion of divine right and national exemption from the rule of law: “Tonight we are once again reminded that Americans can do whatever we set our minds to … we can do these things not because of our wealth and power, but because of who we are, one nation under God indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.” — Ken Sehested