By now you are well aware that our great country is beset with problems caused by a political class bent on keeping their power and privileges. They care little about the population at large and rule to the detriment of the country and its people. It becomes ever more apparent that the elected, most, but not all of them, are lacking in virtues and honor, as well as in education.
I can state this with a great fortitude, for if they had been led through the educational regime of our forefathers they would, at least have an inkling of history and its teachings.
Take for example Marcus Tullius Cicero, the Roman statesman, philosopher, lawyer and political theorist, who described for his own declining republic correctly what also ails our own country.
Cicero: The budget should be balanced, the treasury should be refilled, the public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled. Assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. The mob should be forced to work and not be dependent on government for sustenance.
Wow! Does this not grab your attention? How could anyone state our current situation better than this great statesman and orator did more than two thousand years ago? He faced in Rome the dissolution of the republic for a democracy, or better kleptocracy enabling the politicians to keep their hands in the public till. For this, and his many oratories against outrages committed by politicians and other accusations against Roman politicians he was killed by assassins in 43 BC. His teachings on the republic were part of the ground work that prepared our constitution. The Founding Fathers of the United States greatly valued his understanding of the republic and the cupidity of most politicians.
To summarize: Would it not behoove every politician to study history, Cicero and especially our own constitution, which they seem to not know or seemingly have forgotten.