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Yes "we" put them there. And many of the "we" are casting blame at each other. The real problem is those who choose not to participate in our democracy by not educating themselves on government and voting intelligently. They become prey to the unscrupulous politicians like Trump. Of course, I've preached that point many times on this website so I'll just leave it.
Despite all that, our government year after year has survived the change in leadership from one administration to the next because of the thousands of dedicated civil servants who actually run the government. It requires good people at all levels to make the government function from the IRS to Social Security to the FBI to Food Stamps administrators...to the park rangers and the EPA and many more that we all take for granted until something doesn't work.
Now even those folks are under fire. Everyone is fair game under this administration. It really gets down to the incompetence of Trump in not knowing how to manage or hire people, and showing little interest in learning about what the various agencies do. Incompetent leaders hire incompetent people. And many good people will choose to leave or not join Trump's team because of the lack of leadership and "know how" of Trump. They don't want to be associated with failure. Thus we end up with nobody in a key post or another suck-up.
I have much anxiety about the next 3 1/2 years.
Yes Schmidt you said it correctly; I've "preached" as well many times what is wrong with this country and its government, its antique laws, no vetting of an President, no term limits, lobbyist system, capitalistic system, corruption etc. Read all my mails.
Should I repeat that awful long list?