If for some reason you are suggesting that we give up, that we might as well give all control to one party, all I can do is completely disagree
I agree with you that 3 is better than 2, and I definitely don't want to see 1. But I believe the whole system of giving anybody control is broken and wrong. Most of the powers the government has need to be eliminated - they were wrong when kings exercised them, it became slightly better (by some measures) when we started voting on people taking turns exercising them, and it might be slightly better if we had more choices on who to vote in for tyrant each term. But the ultimately solution is to not give those powers out at all.