Come on the Roman symbolism is all over the country, from the type of government to architecture.I am not saying that this is your personal ideal state of mind. Let me ask you this, when you were a child whom did you hear of first, Hercules or Herakles? I am betting it was Hercules. When you spell a Greek name is it with a C? It is not your fault it is just the ideals of our founders to establish their new Rome. We were all subconsciouly geared towards this. I for one look forward to the day our demos is able to fill the house and senate, without these permanent termed lawyers and doctors.Citizens will be rotated in and out within a month so as lobyist could not be able to bribe sentors or congressmen, in time for a vote.
I believe Plato was wrong in at least one concept, the ideal state can exist with a democratic government, as long as the people are sufficiently educated,strive to curve corruption, and have the wisdom not to be manipulated.