This was Samuel's protest, this is what bad would happen by having a king over Israel. It may not seem all that bad of a deal to us now who live under a 30% tax rate (45% corporate) and have lost a good deal of our liberties to social engineering projects and entitlements and elites notions of a one world economy. What does sound bad is that God would no longer hear Israels voice which should have brought them second thoughts. Doesn't sound like it was even a consideration; they just wanted to be like everyone else.
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