I believed that stuff we were taught in high school back in the days before "Social Studies" supplanted history, geography and civics.
I really don't want to talk only about political things. I really want merely to be left alone to follow my own way.
Apparently, the American population has been well trained to seek rulers rather than managers. And that desire draws people seeking power and wealth. I have long said that anyone who wants these elected offices should not be trusted with them.