I am supporting Secretary Hillary Clinton for president, and I hope she is our next president.
However, I can understand the frustration of the American workers, shopkeepers, farmers, government employees and others with politicians and government. Taxes (including fees, permits, licenses, etc.) are too high for them. Corruption — public and private — is rampant. Thieves hide behind every bush, with some thieves working openly as elected officials, doctors, lawyers, mechanics, contractors and on and on.
Donald Trump comes along, and no matter what he says or does, he is not an elected official or a politician, so therefore he gets huge support from people disgusted with any and all politicians.
The problem is there are only a few types of governance. And while many may wish for something different than our western democracy, in my opinion the alternatives (dictatorship, monarchy, theocracy, etc.), are much worse.
Trump may ride the anti-government/politician sentiment all the way to the White House — I was badly stung predicting he would never win the Republican nomination — but I am confident the checks and balances in the “system” of government will endure.
Robert Matano, Cayucos