I am absolutely convinced that our country would be a much better place to live in and our politics would be far more honest if we banned the following three occupations from serving in government, except as noted.
1- Trial lawyers. There should be a bounty on trial lawyers to keep their numbers down like there was on coyotes when I was a kid. Coyotes at least have a purpose in life, to weed out the weak of the herd, clean up carrion and to keep some of the small rodents under control. Trial lawyer serve no such useful purpose.
2- Lawyers elected to any political office apart from a Judicial position such as judge or where they function as an officer of the Court. It seems when they serve in capacities other than these they take great delight in obfuscating the system. If you read a bill on your ballot written by a lawyer the chances are very good that unless you get someone, like another lawyer, to interpret the legalese you probably won't know what it says. You run the risk of voting for the thing you want to vote against!
3- The last occupation that should be banned from our nation are lobbyists. I don't care whether they're from our country or from another I think the entire occupation should be banned from any contact with our government officials. As a matter of fact, do they even use lobbyist in the private sector?
I'm not so naive to believe this would solve all of our problems, we have a couple more left, like what to do with all the extra money in the government coffers? Though I am confident that one of the parties would be able to dispose of any excess cash post haste.
You can tell me I'm wrong, you can tell me I can't do that (by myself), and your right, but let me have my dream for just a moment or two.
Ahaa... Now that was refreshing!