Every political system, when applied, wears out, because the people using the system make it more and more mechanical, less and less conscious.
The Constitution was a noble attempt to explicitly limit systems by eroding the power of centralized authority. That document was mainly about enforcing less structure. Its brilliance, naturally, has been lost on government.
Could you find a larger, more inclusive system than the modern Surveillance State? The hunger to develop structure is what android-like humans possess in abundance. They impose structure and live off it, like junk food.
Triggering these systems thinkers (androids) happens by giving them a problem—preferably one that appears to need an endless number of solutions.