From the mouths of politicians comes wisdom. CNN reported today that Barack Obama said:
"The problem we have is not a lack of good ideas," Obama said in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Friday. "It's that Washington today is a place where good ideas go to die."The obvious solution to that problem is to not bring your ideas to Washington. That's how the founders set up our country. Most things were to be done at the state level, so that if they were mistakes, then everybody else could see it, and avoid that mistake. If an idea turned out to be a good one, then other states could adopt that idea.
Washington has too much power now, but there are still many things that can be done at the state level. Do that, and keep those ideas secret from Washington, lest it kill the idea.