One of the first principles of progressive political philosophy is the undifferentiated nature of Power. Whether Mussolini or Wilson, progressivism hungers for Power to do — everything. It rejects the American Founding, which placed limits upon Power, and set Power against Power, so that one must always ask, “Power to do what?” when considering any office or body within our constitutional system. Progressives believe that power-to-do-what is irrelevant. Likewise, they reject the idea that different kinds of power reside in different bailiwicks. Enumerated powers? Checks and Balances? No. All Power is just — Power, Power to do everything.
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