We in America trust too much in the supreme leader of power--we would rather hand the reins over to someone else rather than yank the power back ourselves. Cause, well, it's hard, and a huge pain in the ass to go out and organize and build coalitions of Congresscritters and write letters, etc. It sucks.
But we're learning now that no man can be trusted with the reins of the most powerful country on earth. Inevitably, he will fail us all. Power is a ratchet--no man will give up the power his predecessor gained for him. It must be wrenched back from his grasp.