Neither the ideas of Jefferson nor the legislative victories of Hamilton have resulted in an effective governance structure for the U.S. Government today. Quasi-shut-downs, fake-furloughs, and the inability to craft, pass and implement a budget has ground the idea of government to a halt. More and more everyday people are angry and disgusted – and fewer and fewer will participate in the process. For decades we’ve had a minority of voters electing representatives. The result is fewer people are engaged in the discourse, and fewer still actually participate. This downward spiral of participation allows the most vocal – and not the most representative – views to win the day.