You maybe onto something there. Most seem to forget JC was known for washing the feet of whores. He made it a point to do so in public and the act drove the establishment nuts. The act of washing feet had a strong connotation. It was the behavior of servants and NOT Kings! To be sure, our founders were seeped in Greek , Roman culture and the good book. This is a reason they instituted and insisted on official duty being done in plain view of the public.