Why is Washington DC a mess?
Well, try leading in your local church, PTA, school, school board, or non-profit... everybody wants to be in charge, no one wants to do the real work... seeking praise and credit... Basically, it is easy to tell everyone what “they” should do ... and get rich at same time... this makes a Gigantic morally corrupt disaster zone mess.
Solution: model the appropriate behaviors... Be Love and serve ... stop trying to save everyone else. Dealing with your own family and issues is plenty hard enough.
In summary: Less government is more.