I happen to think that the best overall approach to getting this country back on track, straightening out the mess in Washington, convincing people of the best environment to create for the most success by the greatest number of people, etc. is to get back to living by the U.S. Constitution. If you'd like a very nice leather version, click on the link to the left. There are other versions available, including free printings for which you pay modest shipping & handling, such as at: http://www.thecapitol.net/Publications/PocketConstitution.html.
My New Year's resolution is to fully assimilate this material and focus any political discussions in which I might find myself on this content.