The next president, whoever they may be, will almost certainly be a tyrant, or become one once in office. The reason for this is not so much the person—although power does give occasion for anyone’s sin nature to gain ascendancy—but the system. There is a machine of tyranny in place far beyond most people’s imagination. […]
In light of all these Executive excesses, what can be done to restore the freedom Americans once had? Even better, how can we return to a society even more free than before—something more akin to biblical controls on Executive tyranny? The answer is two-faceted: first, things average people can do now, and second, larger goals toward which we must aim.
There is certainly no limit to the tyranny of an Executive who has both the ambition and opportunity. There is certainly enough to show how a once freer America has been subdued. This has come primarily through three key Executive powers in this country: the Treaty-making power, the abuse of executive orders, and the ascendancy of government-by-emergency.