Precedent Should Not Be Worshiped By Politicians

The Western world has largely left the age of dynasty behind. No more is government a vehicle for personal laud and fortune; virtue, in its function as a barometer of efficacious law, takes its meaning from something more empiric than the whim of an empowered potentate. But overwhelmingly beneficial as this has been for the health of the body politic on the whole, the liberalizing of government institutions also has a downside. And this is…

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