The Plight of Peace
I am my own master despite those seeking to subjugate the authority I hold over myself. I am my own master but for times I choose to submit to those threatening my authority with pain. I am my own master but for those initiating pain to coerce unreasonable, illogical, and involuntary agreement from me in exchange for less, but not a complete deceasing of, pain and suffering. Though if I held the bigger stick and they were naught the wiser; I know too well how I would be the terrorist and they would be the heroes if I ever used it to protect my divine and natural right to self rule.
That is why I choose no crown of thorns or of gold. Those seeking power over others are always corrupted in the end regardless of intention; and those seeking power with the desire to rule others for personal glory can never be reasoned with except by the truncheon from which they claim their power.