Submission to the Authorities Romans 13:1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. In the US, we the people are the authority. We have no king. This country is ruled by "we the people". The president, the senators, the congress, and the justices are all public servants. And, it is our responsibility, whether we are Christian or non Christian, to exercise control over our servants. Because God has placed us in authority, we do not have the luxury to avoid politics.