President Obama created a new presidential precedent when he bowed to the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Saturday.
No president of the United States in the more than 230 years since the country was founded in 1776 had ever bowed to a member of royalty. That was until Barack Obama’s presidency.
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In the 1908 Olympic games, a controversy arose when flagbearer (Ralph Rose) refused to dip the flag to King Edward VII of England. Rose explained "This flag dips to no earthly king."
The willingness of the president to "dip" is shameful indeed.