Emmanuel Kant once noted, 'The pursuit of permanent peace is the highest goal of reason and a moral obligation.' Diplomacy is a tool that can lead to peace without the need to resort to armed conflict, but it requires patience, tact and far-sighted vision, all attributesthat are sorely lacking in the current US administration. The American people need to act as the holders of sovereign and call for constitutional reform to ensure that the highest officials at all levels of government are aware of their opinions and will respond to their needs. This means precise term limits, frequent election of branch heads and lawmakers and stricter use of checks and balances. For more, see the Charter for Permanent Peace and Development.