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“ We are governed by laws, not the whims of an electorate. The laws themselves must answer to the fundamental law (the Constitution). The people have their say, of course, but in the context of an established system of government meant to temper the anxieties of the people and ensure that the people’s interests are seen to by the best among us (through election and representation). ”

Both parties now have jettisoned this completely. Most people care more about getting power to stick it to their “enemies” than they do about the rule of law or limitations on power.

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