We Americans seem to have lost faith in our major institutions.
All around us we see dysfunction dominating the news.
• The lauded Secret Service couldn’t keep a man from climbing a fence and walking in through the front door of the White House. The Secret Service, once a feared and respected institution, is now the punch line for SNL skits after a series of misadventures. Like many other federal institutions, the Secret Service is apparently run by incompetent leaders who lack accountability. Maybe the scenario played out in “White House Down” isn’t so dumb after all.
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