The safe way for a society to function is to instill a deep suspicion of power in the minds of the people, so that they may challenge it, because power is very likely to become self-interested and corrupt.
The voice of the president is always propaganda, or PR, never truthful, honest, or disinterested, people should therefore always challenge the official word.
People not always make right choices.
i live in the US, in the deep South where Republicans rule. Not everybody agree with GW Bush politics, but people respects him as i have never heard anybody talking badly about him. The constructive critics of politics is pretty healthy, i think.
And in Poland, my beautiful country, people elect their president and then b!tch about him and make fun of him, especially in front of foreigners. That's sad. Why do Poles act like that?
It's hard not to cringe when reading something like this. Royalty was declared criminal centuries ago, and along with that, blind "respect" for one's sovereign.