Marxist G.A. Cohen is troubled by the freedom libertarians grant to property owners. But artificial limits are unnecessary when practical realities have so often intervened to limit property ownership by any one person.
The old American way of doing things came to an end with the 9/11 attacks. At that point, the national-security branch of the federal government adopted many of the same powers as the Chinese communist regime, and without any amendment to the Constitution.
Trump haters are concerned that Trump will "stain" the Lincoln Memorial with a speech on Independence Day. But Trump is extremely unlikely to ever match Lincoln's blood-soaked legacy. And that's a good thing.