I don’t care whether you consider yourself a little, a slave, a pet, or any other term. You are a partner. You share responsibility in your relationship. To value yourself as less than your Dominant is to throw away your power.
D/s is not about a difference in value, it’s about a mutually agreed upon arrangement of authority. Your Congressman isn’t better than you are. He requires a mandate to give him authority. So does your Dominant.