We are in a box. Everyone who gets out of line spends a night in the sweat box. Everyone vies to put someone else in the box. The people in the box pull the load, while the people who vie to put them there ride free. The longer they ride free, the higher they ride and the more divided and fatigued the load pullers become. We need ways to pull down the free riders and make them pull their own weight. We need ways to flip the wealth and power of evildoers that confangle, regulate, bureaucratize, and constantly change the rules and redesign the box to their advantage. To do that, we need to think outside the box.
The returns on investment for those hollow souldeads who buy politicians, contribute to their shady "charities," and shill with offshore bank accounts are too high and too easy. They have infested all political parties and were bound to have, and nearly have, murdered the republic. How can those returns be curved back to diminishment, to give ordinary people of good will and good faith a chance to sustain a free republic?
Well, slow down all offshore shenanigans by taxing all outbound money flows. Make it less remunerative to buy politicians by imposing a progressive retail tax on all political contributions. Stop allowing deductions for charitable "contributions." (Many churches have become as corrupted as all the other institutions. The good ones can do without the tax dodges.) In some cases of serious rule violations, yank licenses and impose mandatory fines and forefeitures.
Maybe the U.S. should establish and elect an independent Chief Prosecutor, whose sole functions would be to take care to recommend impeachments, to prosecute violations of the Constitution, and to seek fines and forfeitures on account of violations of the national trust. Require that all such Prosecutor's business properties and accounts be placed in a blind trust, and require that he/she seek no remuneration while in office other than as provided for the office.
The people do not often get a common view of the evils of the rulers. Even less often is a clear view joined with a real opportunity to set matters right. Now, as never before in the last 100 years, a lot of people are waking to the evils that are all around. Now, as not since 1860, these people sense a time and a need for fundamental change that does not seek to destroy the republic, but to give it new life.