I would say that there are many problems with the united States today and it is not simply the federal or state government. I say that the United States has never been perfect and has never had a target where it was heading. The whole idea of our republic is that groups of people would come together to argue and agree and that we the people would elect leaders to do the arguing and agreeing in favor of all of us. It was in the hopes of our founding fathers that we have more than two main political parties but we do not. We have two. That is because in my opinion elected parties from the beginning ran to gain fame and power of our glorious young nation. The two party system is one problem. The other problem is modern social programs such as state run schooling and education. When the state runs schooling you dont know what your children are being taught. In college I had very many leftist biased professors that taught their opinions as facts to young minds. Being well educated should be a right for all but biased education should not be apart of the system. My third point i would like to point out is that we have already passed the point of government over reach when the state has the power to mandate shutdowns of peoples livelihoods. The United States was supposed to be build on choice and limited government. We now let the governments choose which businesses can stay open and which cant. The government now has a say in who's business can stay open and who's will be shut down who will lose their livelihood and who will not. In alaska our governor made a speech asking those that can afford to please have your workers work from home if you can't afford to then be smart and simply follow covid distancing rules. I liked that he didn't try and force mandates he simply told us the problem and asked that we be smart about it. In other states entire states are being forced to shut down. That is where the line is crossed for me. No government has any right to decide my livelihood for me or how I make a living. Problem is that people own property they do not want to lose so they comply. All I have to say to that is, did the American revolutionaries have property to lose? And if so how did they comply?