If the government is broken, fix it.
That's the problem now isn't it? How can you fix a system that has turned into a self-supporting wealth machine at the cost of the average person? I could go live in a tent in a park in New York. I could vote for Ron Paul. I could vote for Obama, and pray that he still has people's best interest in mind. There's no good option in supporting our current system, either.
Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.