Roberts in his bashing of the system of independent counsels seems to be an excuse for the Republican presidency that brought the system into being.
Where would the country be if the now infamous Administration of Richard Nixon hadn't been brought to its knees? What would have been said if former President Gerald Ford had not pardoned Nixon? The impact of a President being found guilty and dishonorably forced from office would have left a stigma on our nation that would have been the blackest day in some 200 years of our democracy.
Roberts also feels that the public at large fails to use their prized franchise, that being to cast a vote of their choice. The results of a Congress that favors the Democrats must show something as to the mistrust that American citizens have of a "hands-off" presidency.
Our Founding Fathers established the three branches of government so that one would not prevail to the detriment of the other two.