Ruling by Divine Right

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Long, long ago, some people argued that  kings derived their authority  from God and could not therefore be held accountable for their actions by any earthly authority.
King Charles I of England was one of the true believers, and it got him beheaded.
It’s hard to believe that in today’s America, this old fairy tale is being revived. The Founding Fathers must be turning over in their graves.
Are we supposed to accept the notion that the colonists who told King George III to get lost would create a nation to be ruled by Divine Right?
Yet that’s what Trump’s lawyers seem to be preaching. They argue that as president, Trump is above the law.