With the pending release of the latest installment of the The Purge movie series, I am curious. Is there a canon answer for what actually defines the "Level 10 and above" referenced in the Emergency Broadcast just before the purge occurs?
Specifically, according to the Emergency Broadcast message that appears before the ritual commences one of the only rules during the Purge is that government officials of "ranking 10 or higher" must remain unharmed. What level government employee is this? Is it equivalent to the current civil service GS levels? If so, does that mean it would only apply to federal employees, not state or local?
E.g. per Wiki:
The GS-1 through GS-7 range generally marks entry-level positions, while mid-level positions are in the GS-8 to GS-12 range and top-level positions (commonly front-line or mid-level supervisors, high-level technical specialists, or physicians) are in the GS-13 to GS-15 range.
Given the anger that many people today feel against government employees, I would be surprised if there wasn't similar anger in the future. If so, against what level government employees could someone purge? The clerk that turns down your permit to complete some home improvement project? The government official that denies you the opportunity to build something on what it considers "protected wet lands"? The senator or representative that didn't vote the way you wanted him or her to vote?
If there are no canon explanations, what non-canon or "extra-" canon answers are given? I checked at what is referenced on Wiki in the see other external links section as the official homepage for The Purge: New Founding Fathers of America but could not find anything there.