BOEHM: Ignorance of civics undermines democracy

To identify and reject abuses of power, citizens need to understand the wisdom in the constitutional limits on the role of each branch of government and the respective domains of federal and state governments.

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BOEHM: Put top officials in charge of lower offices

If we let the leaders of the executive branch of government select their team of professionals, we have a more coherent governmental team. More important, we get accountability to an elected leader for performance that is inept or worse.

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