I agree with your view of things from the top levels of government on down. What bothers me even more is that the average, everyday person appears to be so dumbed down, showing no intellectual curiosity. There are no discussions going on based on shared information. Instead there are rants, name calling, accusations, and comments based on the most trivial things coming from people whose feet are planted in quicksand. I like those who have written that we’ve developed tribe mentalities, unfortunately of the kind that has been written about using the names the Hatfields and the McCoys.