Comment: The main problem:

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The main problem:

Poorly educated, emotionally driven population that is unfit to govern or take care of itself. This leads to a big brother nanny state, which only further encourages a poorly educated, emotionally driven populace that is unfit to govern or care for itself.

It is a rabid cycle. It is a pattern.

Solution in a nutshell: Break the cycle, interrupt the pattern.