Face Facts: We have NO effective punishments for politicians in office, other than not reelecting them, and that is no punishment whatsoever, but rather a favor to them. What is needed in CREDIBLE punishment for their poor conduct in office. Prevention could start with paying them NO salary, and NO pension, and NO benefits. Then they cannot "retire" after 3 years on the job with their full salary for life, and laugh at us boobs who gave it to them. As for trying and punishing them for their harm to the country. The Treason Statutes would seem appropriate. We would need to convene grand juries to investigate and arrest these politicians at all levels of government. And then when found guilty of voting against the national interest they need to be charged with treason, arrested, and tried, and when found guilty, taken out and shot by a firing squad. Then, and only then, will we have a chance to have good government. Sorry, but there is no other way. They don't fear defeat for reelection, they don't fear censure, they only fear death by firing squad for their multiple Treasons. This would, of course, also include forfeiture of all wealth belonging to them and their family, and the conviction of all family and associates around them as accessories both before and after the fact of their treasonous conduct. This may sound hard to do, but it can be done under our Constitution, and laws, when, and if, the people have the will to do it. It is way overdue.