Lonely, Thanks at least you dare to write on this site. I fully agree with you; not one "human made governing system" is perfect. The "animal" in us always want to escape an "solid" system, since everyone always will find a way to go beyond the "law" or find loopholes or all kind of ways to "corrupt" things. It has been that since the "stone age"; human's still got lots of animal instinct in them.
The more "freedom" you give to "people" the more it will be abused. Especially if there is no "discipline" due to "culture" anomalies. Since the US is an "melting pot" of all kinds of "cultures" and "race" and throw in "religion", then it is virtually impossible to get "uniformity" or that "all" the people "march in the same direction.
In Europe these things were "sorted out" for the common cause for a long time until the "dictatorship" and "greed" popped up due to industrialization and "immigration". Since I did live in the Netherlands in the "periods" of "calm" in the 50's, 60's and 70's then mostly everyone marched in the same direction. But since more and more "immigrants" from other cultures "overflowed" this tiny country things changed drastically and the "parliamentary" system could not cope with that either.
Look at Scandinavia; it is much more disciplined, but they are also facing the same problems.
The main issue for all these countries including the US is, if you put everyone and all kind of cultures in the same "basket" then it does not work.
Also if the education "system" sticks to its "old" ways then "kids" out of other countries have an hard time to adapt. etc. etc.
So if you take the US as an "melting" pot, then you may not attract people who think "positive" but only think they can "make money" without any proper "education". Schools and "teachers" here are also "mixed cultural wise" so the "system here grows to what we have now.
So the only solution is try to get "uniformity" in all the things we do; but I think it is too late due to all the anomalies there are.
Europe right now is getting the same problems as the US; no wonder due to the influx of other "mindsets" from all over the world.