Just kidding. Taylor* has been dead for nearly two centuries. This, from his book Tyranny Unmasked, is still worth remembering:
“Liberty and tyranny are neither of them inevitable consequences of any form of government, as both depend, to a great extent, upon its operation, whatever may be its form. All that man can accomplish, is to adopt a form, most likely to produce liberty, and containing the best precautions against the introduction of tyranny.”
Although I’m not sure institutions can hold so much weight without a liberal culture in the first place, Taylor’s words still resonate.
* Just so there is no mistake, I find Taylor’s negative views on African-Americans deplorable. Unfortunately, these were all too common among some of our Founding Fathers.