I think representative government has run it's course, really it was a system put in place because those that had the most money, education, and influence didn't want to loosen their grip on power. I think it is time to engage in direct democracy, whereby the people the laws are going to effect, the people that are going to have to live under the rule of those laws should get the final say on any and all laws by a majority popular vote. Now, there is always the danger of the tyranny of the majority, and a bill of basic rights will always be needed to protect the the minority and the individual. As well as a high court to interoperate and expound on those rights. I'm not in favor of eliminating state, local, or federal government, or in eliminating the separation of powers, and we still need a President to be the commander and chief of our national military, as well as serve as the figurehead the the executive branch to carry out dully enacted laws. However, I have lost all faith in councils, commissions, assemblies, and congress to enact needed legislation, and the President's judgement to sign them into law or veto them. Living in a fee society means we deserve to live by laws we consent to, and I just don't find myself consenting to a great many laws I am expected to abide by, no one asked me, nor have I ever felt I should have to live my life by laws that took effect long before any of us were born. Further, I think we have lost the ability to alter, reform, or abolish many laws that a great number of us don't nor have ever agreed with. Largely because a lot of these laws serve to enrich people that can afford to make large political contributions or engage in expensive lobbying that most of us can't, nor will ever be able to afford.