If you look at Donald Trump’s popularity and the overwhelming disapproval of him by our elected officials, I think it shows the disconnect between our government and the people. I’m sure any viable candidate would claim to want to make our country great again, but it is our own politicians who have ripped us off, looting Social Security, giving tax breaks and loopholes to the rich, and running the national debt into the trillions. How about the chicanery on Madison Avenue and the near-collapse of the banking system where Americans lost their homes and no one went to jail? Who caused that? Through it all, Trump remains a billionaire with no hint of scandal to his name.
Our politicians seem to speak mainly to each other and play the rest of us for fools. They sideswiped the “one man, one vote” rule by giving corporations personhood. Whatever happened to “government of the people, by the people, for the people?” Forget that. Government has turned into rule by the good ol’ boys. Protests by the disaffected have mistakenly been directed at the police instead of the government.
It’s politics as usual or time for a change. The people are speaking.
Carol Bachelder, Boise