I think what we need is a new party. A Commonsense Party. One that is neither based on greed, nor big government, but on the needs of all the people, not the few rich, and corporations. What we really need is people who have common sense, and cannot be bought by corporations, or organizations. Then we could change the laws to reflect a more common sense approach to our government agencies, the laws they utilize, rights/privileges of all citizens, guarding of America, and it's interests, the military, social programs, and infrastructure. Having a government that is broken up by only two political parties, has brought about dire results of greed, stupidity, laziness, and illegal activity amongst the politicians, and in government.We need a strong third party that is not an extreme of the right or left, but a middle ground common sense approach party, who neither favors the right or the left, but utilizes common sense instead of conservative or liberal view points and does not fall in with the religious, or greedy, or corporate party lines, but is the peoples party.
Then we could rebuild our government into a lean green, smart, intelligent, workable, efficient, and effective government of agencies that are bound to the rights and needs of the people and the planet, without being controlled by the few, the corrupt, and the greedy.
For protection outside the United States, we have the Regular Military and Reserves. For protection within the United States we have the National Guard. That is the real purpose for these organizational military institutions. The regular military should not be utilized within the United States unless under attack by a foreign country and only if the National Guard cannot sustain integrity within our no-corporate-stores-here!, and only for that, other than that, they are for protection from other countries/forces outside the United States. The National Guard is for protection by each State, and the Federal Government of the United States within it's no-corporate-stores-here!, that is what we should utilize them for, not for a back up for the regular military, but for real homeland security, we can then spend less money on the Regular Military, and spend more on the National Guard, and in the long run, we will be spending less money all together, since we will not need a Homeland Security Department . Then we could get rid of the Homeland Security Office, and the Transportation Security Office and utilize the one that has been around since 1776, the National Guard, and in the process, we could require all citizens, (that are physically and mentally capable), to join the National Guard for protection and emergency assistance of their state for at least 2 years, which would intern assist with that persons personal development, and also assist in our countries overall needs and stability. Then we could also require each and every Congressman, Senator and President to have had at the very least a 2 year term served with the National Guard, which is community, and country service, and at least a 4 year term of service in the Regular military, which would give them a better well rounded view of what being a citizen of this country means, and should bring them to better serve the peoples needs, not just the rich and corporations needs.
We do need to slim our government agencies down, but we do not need to hurt the citizens of the United States in the process. We can start with, making pork barrel projects illegal for politicians, that only a state can request money from the federal government, not just a congressman, or senator, but the state department of that state has to do the request for that state, (and show just cause), that will keep the congressmen, and senators greedy hands off that money for the states. Make the federal money that goes to each state, be split by size, and occupancy, and resources, not by which congressman, or senator can talk the best BS, or is more of a bully. Special needs can then be assessed for each state by state request. Emergency funding would be more available this way for each state, already set aside by those standardized requirements. Exceptions of course would fall under special needs due to disasters of natural or other forms.
We should not let religions make decisions for out country, but common sense, should prevail in the overall running, and protection, of our country. That is what this country was started, and built upon from the beginning, and that is what we need to get back to, not a puritan run country, that was not what our founding fathers had planned at all.
If the people could get this implemented, we could not only win back our government, politicians, politics, and respect, but we could be what America was meant to be, a real country that is looked upon as a leader of integrity, common sense, for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and justice for all!