Mayors could never get away with the kind of nonsense that goes on in Washington. In our world you either picked up the trash or you didn't. You either moved an abandoned car or you didn't. You either filled a pothole or you didn't. That's what we do every day. And we know how to get this stuff done.
There will be no end to the troubles of states or of humanity itself till philosophers become kings in this world or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers and political power and philosophy thus come into the same hands.