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.
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.