Systems are Self-Defensive Organisms
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I'm finally cynical enough to agree and I was pretty cynical before this year.
Once you have a "system" in place, it exists to defend itself. It's like corporations... but with even less oversight. Who controls the system? Other parts of the same larger governmental system? The federal government oversees states, to a degree, but then what?
Though recourse generally exists through courts and legislatures, it's hard to change the bureaucracy.