We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The bigger, wealthier, more powerful and more intrusive government becomes, the more citizens tend to feel like little people, rolled over by a distant, indifferent steam roller. Proud, patriotic, tax-paying citizens of a free republic do not like to feel that way. Beneficiaries of the machine don't care.
Indeed: don't corner a dangerous animal; you don't want him to think his only choices are to die or kill you. But I'm not ready to say that electing Trump is quite the same as demolishing the structure of government. I suspect he's pretty comfortable with most of the structure of government, but would like to use it for a few different ends. I'd be happier, frankly, if I thought he wanted to demolish some of it or to bend it to an even greater difference in ends, or at least ends that were more like my own goals.
Nevertheless, though I suspect he'll horrify me in many ways, I certainly will not pull the lever for Clinton or Sanders in preference to Trump. I'll just keep supporting Cruz until the nomination is completely sewed up. I'll also vote for as many down-ticket conservatives as I can, and count on them to use the power of Congress to rein in the White House to the best of their ability. It's really time for them to quit turning over so much discretion to the executive branch.
The irony of Trump is that he has spent a lifetime in business ridiculing and even abusing the same "little people" who now support him for President. The silver spoon never came out of this guy's mouth even when he was screwing over shareholders and bond holders to his own self-enrichment in his one publicly traded company. I encourage everyone to check out the public records on Trump Hotels, Trump Entertainment, the USFL, Trump Shuttle, Trump University, etc. and form your own conclusions about honesty, character, integrity and business acumen.
What "little people" did he abuse? Did you see the recent interview with his former butler who worked for him for 20 years? Nothing but nice things to say.
Trump has been in business for many, many years. Every successful businessman can point to failures. Some even lost it all, only to come back and make even more money. I have no problems with Trump's businesses.
He employs 22,000 people. He rescued a forgotten treasure by buying it from the feds, restoring it, and now it makes $15M a year (Mar-a-Lago).
Both Rubio and Romney have shady associations with for-profit universities. Why didn't we hear about those? Rubio's is just coming out. This was never mentioned in 2012 with Romney. Trump has glowing reviews from these people who are suing him (Trump University). Makes for a pretty weak case when the very people suing, said lovely things about the training they received.