Power that is concentrated limits personal liberty. Power that is tenuous creates anarchy.
Security is attractive. Security requires order.
US Constitution: Legal Limitation/Constraint of Power of Lawmakers and Executors and Adjudicators.
Society is ruled by legal and extralegal forces. Some of these extralegal forces are legitimate and some are not.
Example: Control of information (news) when truthful is lagitimate… when untruthful (propaganda) it is not.