The recovery starts here. There are many issues facing us as a Union of People, some are symptomatic, one is causal. The root cause of the issues facing the people is the corruption of the checks and balances designed to ensure our government stayed true to it’s originating design - to protect the rights and liberties of the people, and when possible expand them.
Nowadays, citizen rights, liberties, and their consent to be governed has became a secondary, even tertiary, concern to those wielding power ceded by the very people whose rights they ignore. This has been our trajectory since the people, coerced of their ownership, allowed interests of their Represenatives to be considered more "special" than they were.
There is no interest more special than the people, the people should be the sole interest of their Representatives.