Political Risk Avoidance Approach
Explained In A Nutshell
There are only two ways of acting in the world: RISK REDUCTION or RISK AVOIDANCE.
And politics, much like everything else, can be approached either by RISK REDUCTION or RISK AVOIDANCE.
What Political Risk Reduction means is that a position of unchecked, unhindered, unlimited power is created in the leadership of the state, and the person who proves to be trustworthy is elected in that position. History has proven over and over again that whenever that position of unlimited power is created, someone who is thirsty for power WILL crawl into that seat – sooner or later – and WILL become a tyrant. There has literally never been, in the history of the world, one position of unhindered political power that had not been abused sooner or later.
If America turns from the POLITICAL RISK AVOIDANCE strategy (which it is currently built on) towards the POLITICAL RISK REDUCTION strategy (which the rest of the world is built on), sooner or later America will become a totalitarian regime. Anyone who had studied history even briefly has no doubt about that.
Now, what I love about America as an immigrant from a socialist country is that the Constitution was written in the spirit of POLITICAL RISK AVOIDANCE, which says: “What if we simply don’t create a position of unchecked power, but we allow people to govern the country and govern themselves?”
All countries that are built on a political risk reduction strategy first ASSUME the risk of tyranny by creating that position of power, and then try to REDUCE the risk by filling the position with someone who they believes has the best interest of the society at heart.
America, by the Constitution, is AVOIDING THE RISK ENTIRELY by not giving the opportunity for that position of unchecked power to be created, to begin with.
All the perks that we all love about America, like freedom of speech, freedom of travel, freedom of assembly, freedom to protect ourselves, freedom to pursue our happiness, freedom to grow and develop, equality of opportunity, all these are a direct outcome of living in a POLITICAL RISK AVOIDANCE ENVIRONMENT.
The Founding Fathers knew that, which is why they came up with the Constitution as it is and not different. The day we will change the Constitution, we will change America’s face forever.