The offense that was committed was not committed against me, it was not committed against my wife, it was committed against all of you.
Now, if that makes you angry or feel misrepresented, do something about it. When Benjamin Franklin left independence Hall just after the second drafting, he was approached by a woman on the street. The woman said, " Mr Franklin, What manner of government have you bequeathed us ? and Franklin said , " a republic , madam", if you can keep it.
The responsibility of a country is not in the hands of a privileged few, we are strong and we are free from tyranny as long as each of one of us remembers his or duty as a citizen.
Speak out ! Ask those questions.