Quick point: Teddy Roosevelt, who could handle being shot mid speech and go on to deliver the rest, could not stop his daughter Alice from smoking on the roof of the White House. Basically Alice is too badass for the OG badass.
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group." - FDR