I keep telling everyone how the Government works just like computers, nowadays. It is either a 1 or a 0, on or off.
With no concern for deliverables and not governed by a Budget, it processes through tasks with little regard to its “state.” The machine has landed on 0 (zero); I took part in the shutdown.
What remains loosely “functioning” is Congress, commonly referred to in computing as the Blue Screen of Death (BSoD).
Now if we could guarantee the part about “shut down to prevent damage to your” Country…