As a former Senator, and now as a member of the Transportation Board, I’ve watched our politics roll downhill. Make no mistake: Our political system has broken. One way to correct that is to return to politics built around principles. Principles are not only the foundation for a decent life, they also offer a scale to weigh every issue. Do we want Washington to run our lives, or do we respect people’s right to make their own decisions? Do we want more government or less government? I’m a conservative – and politics based on principles will clean up the mess.
The entire world is urbanizing now, at least the developed parts of it are. That’s one of the reasons light rail, gun control, medical care, education are becoming more important than in the past. I wrote a book about some of these problems. You can download it for $4. http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/john-womack/capitalism-servant-or-master/ebook/product-20251807.html
The remaining more rural areas will encounter growing problems, mostly coming from Capital-ism displacing free enterprise. As we urbanize, we will need MORE government than we needed in the rural past.