The 2016 election is shaping up to feature some of the most horrific, dispicable human beings in history. There is a lot to dislike about all the candidates, and each side has highlighted the obvious failings and personal shortcomings of each other.
However, no one is asking the biggest, most important question: why should anyone have this much power?
Trump is only scary to non-supporters because of the potential power he can wield. Clinton is only scary to non-supporters because of the potential power she can wield. Sanders, Cruz, Kasich are only scary to non-supporters because of the potential power they can wield.
Over the last century, the Federal Government’s power, and especially that of the Executive Branch, has expanded exponentially. Both Republicans and Democrats are responsible for this. Rarely has this expansion been questioned, even rarer has it been checked. But now it’s gotten to the point where, to quote Penn Jillette, “the president is so powerful it doesn’t matter who he is.” Power always attracts those who are least qualified too wield it, and it seems we are approaching a nadar.