Your way hasn't worked, trillions have been spent solving social problems and none of that has worked. All we have to show for it is a 14 trillion dollar debt and today over 16 million Americans not working. What does the govt. then do............spend more and get more involved thus making things worse. You seem to forget this is a govt. of the people and that govt. at the state level is more representative of the will of that state. One size does not fit all and that is what a big Central govt. has created. Imagine the power of the lobbyists with a 250 billion dollar govt. vs a 3.6 trillion dollar govt and 14.5 trillion dollar economy?
If you studied history along with civics you would have learned about the Founders and their vision. They knew that power corrupts and that is what we have today with a large central govt. which is contrary to their vision. If we don't go back to the basics we are going to fail and the entire blame rests with the big govt. proponents as that govt. will collapse under its own weight. now that would be a real dream to other countries around the world that pray for our failure.