Daughter of former military hero controversial statement

As we look at the changes taking place in the world and the interference with governments and their policies, we must also understand the basic functions that our governments have and what they can actually accomplish. For most people, government is just a vehicle in which they pay taxes and choose who represents them in the political space. But, in fact, a government can have many different functions, and it is important to understand them and why we need to do better. Especially in a world where we face economic crisis, global warming, social inequality and the rise of tech giants, we need to better understand who our government is, what it can do and what it lacks especially at this time.