I know the Founders really made a point to avoid netting a lot of power in the president - they just couldn't forsee the extent of globalism and so forth. I think they'd be nauseated by a lot of the things that have happened since then.
No doubt that a lot of headache goes into the formation of a country - but I feel that, by now, we should have figured some things out by now. But we haven't, we're still fledgling. (general musing not based on the thread at all)