"Accident and Force"

The Federalist Papers No. 1

The Democratic Veteran whipped out the Federalist Papers on Preznit Dictator-Wanna-Be. I clicked over to read the source document, and was struck by a sentence myself:

It has been frequently remarked that it seems to have been reserved to the people of this country, by their conduct and example, to decide the important question, whether societies of men are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice, or whether they are forever destined to depend for their political constitutions on accident and force.
First off: oh, for the days when our political leaders could use sentences like that and actually be understood. Hamilton, that firebrand and genius among many of the Revolution, would never be on CNN with a mouthful like that. That's most definitely our loss.

To the point: "Accident and force". Is there anything else to ascribe the ascendancy of the right-wing Republican faction in American politics? For the record, I consider the hyper pushing of false information about their motives and about their opponents "force", especially with the pliant national media we currently enjoy in America.

Reflection and choice is something that the Bush Administration fears. Is there any better reason to toss them out, on principle alone?