The American Conservatives article The following three are not the best examples of meritocracy, but they certainly are the worst.
The White House: The president has no direct authority to hire and fire.
The Congress: Congress has no power over federal spending.
The Federal Reserve: Federal Reserve is a government agency.
The Supreme Court: Court is not a branch of government.
The Executive Branch: The President is the supreme law-maker, and Congress is the executive branch.
The Senate: The Senate is the upper chamber of Congress.
The Judiciary: The judiciary is the highest court in the land.
The President: The first president to ever be sworn in has a higher legal standard than any other.
The Constitution: The Constitution has not been amended since 1787.
The First Amendment: The First amendment is the first in a series of amendments to the U.S. Constitution that have been adopted by the U,S.
Congress and ratified by the states.