A constitutional republic is what we want but unfortunately I believe we are past the phone call and letter stage. Our gov no longer listens to the people. Their words are only a dance they do when election time gets close. There has been too much comprises for too long. There have been to many deals made of you sign my bill and I will make sure you get your earmark funds and so on. Everyone in every party owes someone else a favor. I hate to say it but I think the only way we will ever see a constitutional republic again is if there is a civil war and the current government is removed from office and we get new blood with a fresh start in office. We the people have no leverage left to make our government conform to our wishes. We are fed our candidates and forced to vote for the lesser of two evils, knowing full well we are replacing one snake with another. Our current government will not give up their places willingly so there is only one way. We either revolt or we are doomed.