The tradition of liberalism has to be on reflection the single most stupid body of thought to have ever been inflicted on man. Not only does it make no sense at every conceivable point, it also results in the exact opposite of its stated aims with a record that is incredible. “Liberty” through division of power, checks and balances and constitutions create such stifling entities that politics is ubiquitous. Everything is put within the purview of politics.
Yet it trundles on, with the opponents of the current liberal stucture complaining that it is not liberal enough as it does not have better checks and balances. It just needs better checks. You couldn’t make it up.