Principles only mean something when you stick to them when most inconvenient to do so!
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Make anyone whom harmed a child, woman, elderly people, or animals. Those who do, pay to the fullest extent of the law. The laws would be changed to make a stronger penalty. Fire everyone in my city, state and then Washington, D. C., and hire people whom have no desire to gain power. Oh there is a lot in which I would do!!!!
Go to a flat tax.
Fire everyone in Washington, DC and rehire people whom really love this wonderful country and the principles in which She was founded.