As easy as it is to see the weaknesses and corruption of our government and it’s officials, it could be worse. I spent a good part of my weekend teaching a bunch of boy scouts about economies and politics in some underdeveloped nations. We studied the country of Niger. Despite natural resources of gold, oil, and uranium, they still are among the poorest nations in the world. They have little hope of prosperity, and look to a future filled with violence and continued disease and poverty. I don’t think that their government is capable of fixing things overnight, but with the levels of corruption found there, things continue to be far worse than needed.