My one hope for something good coming out of a Trump Presidency is that Americans will finally wake up and realize how weak our institutions are. Many of the protections we count on are maintained only by tradition, not actual law. We trust, when we should rightly mistrust.
We don’t have strong laws to protect journalists because we trust the government to not attack them. We’ve walked away from Unions because we trust corporations to not exploit us. We have no police oversight because we trust the police not to abuse their power.
Trump does not care about those traditions, and we are going to find out the value of strong laws over blind faith.