We can't count on the government to protect any of us. Much less themselves:
The recent 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks should have served as a reminder of something that hasn't changed in all that time but needs to: the ability of the federal government's three branches to re-establish themselves if another attack devastates them.
The failure to fix this constitutes a reckless gamble on the part of an irresponsible Congress.
The Presidential Succession Act of 1947 just doesn't cut it in a time when nuclear devices in suitcases or other weapons in the hands of terrorists could blow up the White House, the Supreme Court and the Capitol, leaving almost no one in charge.