It is demonstrable that power structures tend to attract people who want power for the sake of power and that a significant proportion of such people are imbalanced - in a word, insane.
Men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.
Governments can be useful to the governed only so long as inherent tendencies toward tyranny are restrained.
When law and duty are one, united by religion, you never become fully conscious, fully aware of yourself. You are always a little less than an individual.