The breakdown of both Separation and Division of Powers

America desperately needs to repair its separation of powers (legslative, executive, judicial) *and* its division of powers (local, state, federal). Both of these have been collapsing slowly for a few decades and very rapidly in the last few years, as “Executive” is increasingly dominating the separation, while “Federal” is dominating the division. History shows clearly that centralizing and concentrating power in a single place always ends badly. Not only is there an inevitable tendency towards corruption and tyranny, but it’s also like putting all your eggs in one basket. If a central plan fails, it hurts the entire nation. But if policies have limited scope, by state for example, we have multiple “incubators” testing different ideas. Poor experiments will be limited in the damage they cause, while better experiments will be emulated by others and often improved on.

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