The pointless battle and impasse between big government Democrats and military-industrial Republicans is constructive for Federalism, but destructive for society. Never before have the interests of Federalism and society been so far apart. Herein lies the dilemma for the future -- how to reform Federalism into a system that maintains capitalism while serving society’s needs.
In my view, neither the big government Democrats or military-industrial Republicans have a complete policy platform and approach to meeting those dualist needs. Only the minimum government and maximum liberty Libertarians have solutions that meet the future needs of both capitalism and society. Either the US turns to Libertarianism, or the USA may not make it through the 21st century. I’m sorry I do not have better news or advice for the nation.