The notion you can give powers to politicians that they will not eventually abuse is fashionable these days. Yet it was the belief of the Founders that any powers you gave to government would indeed be abused. That is the primary reason the Founders were so careful to set up a system of checks and balances. In one sense, Naomi Wolf’s argument basically boils down to pointing out how that system of checks and balances is not working these days, and how we are consequently at grave and immediate risk of rediscovering the truths known to the Founders of this country.
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