John of England signs Magna Carta. Image from Cassell's History of England - Century Edition - published circa 1902
Due to the impossibility of establishing truth in the absence of counterfactuals I am not willing to assess the the goodness or badness of America's electoral sport today. However, I will assert that the solutions to our real problems do not lie in a political platform. They lie in our own hands. The government has the power that is given to it by the people. If it or even some part of it is flawed and in no likelihood of repair then make it irrelevant by doing it's job better. Change the world and politics will be forced to follow.