The US government is failing

I’m deeply disturbed by how the US is trying to be a “modern” country but is failing in so many ways.

Minority groups are still struggling, oppressed and criticized. Gun violence and mass shooting are a DAILY occurence and despite all these tragedies the US government is unable to act and improve the situation significantly. Racism, inequality, equitable treatment are far from addressed, despite EVERYTHING the US has been through including George Floyd and Martin Luther King (60 years ago!).

The US fails at separating church and state and the two party system is flawed. I personally think that this “blue”/“red” divide is completely counter productive and prevents the US government from achieving anything meaningful. It’s so called democracy barely gives the people meaningful choices to vote on, but not the ability to say yes or no to larger and impactful issues. 

Why do people only get to vote whether they’re republican or democrat – by electing specific candidates? Why not also give US citizens the option on voting directly on things that actually matter to them! For example: abortions, healthcare and education.