“Decency, security, and liberty alike demand that government officials shall be subjected to the same rules of conduct that are commands to the citizen.
In a government of laws, existence of the government will be imperiled if it fails to observe the law scrupulously.
Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill, it teaches the whole people by its example.”
— Louis Brandeis, Supreme Court Justice, Olmstead v. United States, 277 U.S. 438 (1928)