Captain America, that is. From the latest issue (Captain America #22, Nov. 2006), here’s a conversation on the Superhuman Registration Act between Captain America (Steve Rogers) and S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent 13 (Sharon Carter):
AGENT 13: The rule of law is what this country is founded on.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: No … it was founded on breaking the law. Because the law was wrong.
AGENT 13: That’s semantics, Steve. You know what I mean.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: It’s not semantics, Sharon. It’s the heart of this issue. The Registration Act is another step toward government control. And, while I love my country, I don’t trust many politicians. Not when they’re having their strings pulled by corporate donors. And not when they’re willing to trade freedom for security.
AGENT 13: Now you’re going to quote Ben Franklin at me? Give me a break.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: How about Thomas Paine? “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must undergo the fatigue of supporting it.” …
AGENT 13: The Registration Act is law. If Captain America doesn’t follow the law, then who does?
CAPTAIN AMERICA: That’s why I can’t.