Aw what a pity. I would have waved and called over to you even if left you floundering wondering how to respond.
It is decades (of course!) since I once wrote to President Chiang Kai-Shek in the cloned island and it is very clever that the Bolshie lot have had to use dictator ruled capitalism to get somewhere!
Unfortunately even allowing for the traditional constitution harping there is a very unfortunate situation politically. Many are no doubt frustrated at a lot of contradicting power and misuse of it but earlier decade warnings were just ignored. Even allowing for the intelligent people there I think there are far too many who have been hoodwinked with propaganda and the media and a bit easy to be in that corner. If the country was also to spend less time and money striding the globe and having wards them an awful lot more decent and saddened people over there would be benefiting. They have had their loyalty very cleverly hijacked and misused and neither of the big two corporate parties are much use. The media and the modern political way has distanced far too many Americans from the dream.
In their way, these workarounds are almost as dangerous to the American system of government as the Trump presidency itself. They tend to reduce the president to the status of an absentee emperor while promoting his subordinates into shoguns who exercise power in his name. Maybe that is the least-bad practicable solution to the unprecedented threat of a presidency-under-suspicion. But what a terrible price for the failure of so many American institutions--not least the voters!--to protect the country in 2016 from Russia's attack on its election and its democracy.A slightly odd conclusion on the face of it. The US president has slowly acquired more and more power over time. I don't see why taking a bunch of that away again would be such a "terrible price."
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