America is a land of freedom guided by laws that safeguard civilized conduct. Americans can dial 911 if they see trouble and help will arrive. After the 9/11 attack on America, the NY Transit Authority issued an advisory. “If you see somethings, say something.” Public safety was worth every effort.
The complex US government has no such handy tools to report trouble. Instead, it has the 1989 Whistleblower Protection Act that calls in federal employees to report suspected misconduct.
Those in the government are either elected, appointed or dedicated as career professionals. Those elected reflect the voice of the people in theory. In reality, they are elected based on money raised for campaigns. That works in tandem with visibility on air and in appearances Appointees are chosen by the elected based on donations to campaigns often through mutual contacts. In contrast, career professionals entered the government to develop skills in … Read More