Before we start bombing the entire world to submit to a form of government we think is obviously the best, why don't we fix our own problems first? The three biggest problems with our government: 1. Media propaganda. The media is completely skewed and is basically a propaganda tool to convince the masses what to think or what action to take. Besides being a propaganda tool, the media pushes for ratings instead of content. This is how Anna Nicole Smith becomes front page news, while the Scooter Libby disaster gets pushed back and un-noticed. 2. Machiavellian politics. Machiavelli's most unique contribution was the idea of separating politics from ethics. In my opinion, this has corrupted democracy. Politicians say whatever they want to get elected, it has nothing to do with what they may end up doing in office, and our leaders today are guided more by political donors, power, and politics, than by doing what is right or for the people. 3. Lobbying groups. It is a complete joke that special interest groups get to influence members of Congress, and now recently members of the Executive Branch. Get them out of there. This ties in with campaign funding as well - do not allow politicians to be indirectly bribed.