Simmer down sacex, no need to get all worked up.
How about this:
If you see something out the window that could be deemed an emergency, report it to ATC, let Facility personnel determine if an emergency exists, and then get out of the way. Or better yet standby to assist ATC in whatever capacity you can provide assistance. There's a reason procedures are in place the way they are: It eliminates the 'too many cooks in the kitchen' phenomenon.
Wow, just wow! I can't believe the arrogance!
"I'm a controller! They call me a controller for a reason! I own the sky! You're just a pilot, shut up and do as you're told! I'll let you know if there's an emergency!"
Completely reminds me of the United 1448 runway incursion at KPVD.
Oh, by the way, the military is part of the Federal goverment as well and it's common practice for military pilots to declare emergencies for their wingmen.