The United States of America as it was founded and as many of us still imagine it is gone. It has been taken over by an ideology that has created a government with characteristics in direct opposition to the founding principles of the republic.
Many common folks now fear they cannot change the course of our nation through the ballot box, because all Democrat and most Republican politicians accept this anti-constitutional government. Indeed, many in our country now embrace a system of government that denies American citizens their original constitutional rights.
Primary features of our current federal government that are contrary to the American founders’ principles include: 1) Immense federal powers of taxation, 2) immense regulatory power outside the legislative process, 3) the collection, then mass redistribution, of tax dollars to individuals and companies, 4) judicial processes that clearly make, rather than interpret, law, and 5) unrelenting participation in foreign adventures.
In general, the ideology that has instituted all the above unconstitutional federal activities is the progressive movement, an elitist approach to governance. It is not exclusively Republican or Democrat, although the Democratic Party has contributed substantially more to the process than the Republican Party has.