As long as there are political parties and special interests are allowed to bankroll candidates, and incumbents are allowed to wield unbridled power-operate outside and above the laws, and enjoy perks the people will be pawns used to sustain the power of these pawn masters. And, each party will morph back and forth across moderate lines to realign with the more successful and popular of the two platforms. The answer to our problems today can be found by analyzing these political realities. First and foremost the problem is the political nature of the process. It no longer serves us. It must be replaced by a representative form that governs based on objective principles of research, business and science not sound bites and otherhalf truths.