“How did we get here?”
When we let them pass the income tax and Federal Reserve, we gave them too much power. Before that, the Feds were scrambling to pay off debts and make ends meet, so there wasn’t as big a lure for the crooks to get themselves elected. Now, we’ve given them a blank check, and all the scum has risen to the top.
Good point. Women’s suffrage didn’t help, either. (it’s OK, I’ve got my armor on...)