Our Congress is currently made up of too many reactionaries and radicals, not conservatives and liberals. If the vox populi wishes to be heard people need to start paying attention to local and state primary elections to defeat the reactionaries and radicals in the primaries. This would deprive the candidates of the strength found in name recognition in the general election. But then we would probably wind up with Democrats and Republicans blindly voting party lines and Independents determining election winners. I don’t know whether that would be a good thing or not, but it would probably be an improvement over what we have now.