Please Please don't punish me now, Do it later....
Politician; Not public servant. I've seen good men go to jail for doing the right thing, I've seen the bad go free. What I haven't seen from the courts is a sense of fairness or the intestinal fortitude to put what is right first. Jefferson should go to jail now. You've been convicted of the crime (one of many you've not been convicted for} now do the time. Write your book while you sit in your federal location. Believe me when I tell you, you are not that important a person. [And in truth you should have the company of many others who suck the life out of the once great country.]
For me, I say the levee system should be removed. Flattened. If you build a house in the lowlands, expect to go for a long swim each spring. That is the only way the coastlines of America can be rebuilt and the only way habitat can be preserved or expanded. There is a reason it was called the "Lower 9th ward" and no one should be building houses in such an area. And Morgan City should be on the mouth of the Mississippi / Atchafalaya rivers. Take out the dam and let the swamps be refreshed each year. That would expose the many hidden drains dumping illegally into the river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
As for terrorist, I'm tired of the term. That criminal in Ft. Hood should be tried for murder however many times he killed. Then shot, hung, fried for his actions. The idiots who planned and caused the execution of the hijacking of the planes that flew into the towers should be tried for hijacking and however many counts of murder they committed. If you consider Islam a "religion of peace" you need to check it's history. Maybe it started out that way but if it did, man has perverted it beyond imagination. It is now a call to arms to gain control of the world and is a bigger threat than communism ever was. Religion is just the excuse for committing the atrocities to gain control. Not the first time it has happened and it won't be the last.
I still say anarchy is coming about 2043.
Be prepared or be eaten.