Most would argue that too much power in the hands of one individual is a bad thing. The word dictator has negative connotations attached to it in our language today. But all this is based off the assumption that the one who has the power intends to use it for his benefit and not societies.
If a leader is truly concerned with the well being of others, wouldn’t absolute power be a good thing in his hands? That way this individual would not have to share the power with those who intend to use it selfishly. This is assuming the hypothetical leader both lives up to his word and truly knows what is best (the road to hell can be paved with good intentions).
The problem is that many people can be corrupted by power. How do we find those who long for power with good intentions and reject those who long for power with bad intentions? Power comes in many forms, be it political or influential, but in all it is power. This world is shaped by those who hold some form of power.
Power is also freedom. The more power one has the more he or she can act upon their desires. Because of this, certain people cannot be trusted with certain freedoms. This lands us in the heart of the human struggle. How do we know who can be trusted with freedom/power and who can’t? To deny an innocent person freedom is a moral crime, but so is to grant freedom to an evil person.